An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, innovative, flexible and well-motivated Occupational Therapist to join the Integrated Occupational Therapy Team based in East Cornwall. This post will be based primarily in the Liskeard Inpatient Therapy Team.
We deliver Occupational Therapy in the East Cornwall Locality to individuals with a Primary Physical Health condition in a variety of ways:
Liskeard Community Hospital - a GP-led 44 rehabilitation unit and Launceston Hospital - a GP-led 18-bedded unit, working as part of a team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nursing Team and Therapy support workers.
Community Rehabilitation Team - within the person's home environment and intervention targeted at a wide variety of conditions, eg long-term, neurological, orthopaedic, falls, frailty.
Intermediate Care - a more urgent service and working closely with the Home First/Early Intervention team in the most appropriate environment for the individual.
The integrated Therapy team works closely with Specialist Therapy teams and is part of the East Cornwall Locality Integrated Care Team working with Community Nursing, Social Care, Volunteer and Mental Health teams.
Main duties of the job
To provide a high standard occupational therapy service To provide assessment and treatment/management of patients, some of whom may have acute, complex and/or chronic presentations, carried out as an autonomous practitioner.
Supervise and delegate to occupational therapy support workers.
Working as part of the East Integrated Rehabilitation Team, to ensure a high standard of intervention and effective and efficient service to patients
To practise as a lone worker under the supervision of a senior Occupational Therapist
Within your role of Band 5 Occupational Therapist, you will be expected to provide supervision for support staff and participate in Student Education.
It will be an expectation of this post that if needed the person works flexibly across all areas of the East Integrated Therapy Team. Seven-day working could become an operational requirement of this post in the future. Currently the service is commissioned Mon - Fri excluding Bank Holidays.
Regular clinical supervision will be provided and continuing professional development encouraged. We would welcome informal visits to the team.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Role Requirement Essential
- HCPC registered
- Professional Qualifications taken in English Language or appropriate qualification from the International Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
- Evidence of working in NHS setting
- Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
Skills and Aptitude Essential
- Understanding of the roles of colleagues in health and social care
- Up to date clinical skills
- Understanding of conditions that can result in long term disability
- Ability to travel independently as required.
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