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Community Occupational Therapist-Bromsgrove Neighbourhood Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you a newly qualified or experienced Occupational Therapist wanting a change in career direction with potential for promotion? Redditch and Bromsgrove Neighbourhood Teams are growing our OT resource recognising how essential it is to support patient discharges and unnecessary hospital admissions. A Neighbourhood Team Community OT role is fast paced and responsive to urgent referrals and works closely with other nursing and therapy roles. Making a patients home safer and guiding the promotion of independence is where the OT really adds value to the patient experience.

Good opportunities exist for further training and development within the role. You will be joining an enthusiastic, supportive, and friendly team where you will receive support and development through in-service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

If you would like to discuss this role, informally contact the Recruiting Manager found on the top right-hand side of the advert who will be happy to discuss the role in more detail

Main duties of the job

A day shift is 7.5hrs between the hours of 7:30am 18.30 pm, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays). and working weekends will attract an enhancement payment.

Your typical day will include coordinating your caseload, triaging referrals, allocating workload and prioritising urgent response assessments alongside colleagues.

The role will involve you

  • Undertaking occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the client in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.
  • Assessing clients in relation to their equipment and specialist equipment need and for minor adaptations eg rails, half steps.
  • Maintain contemporaneous clinical notes to professional minimum standards of the College of Occupational Therapy and in accordance with Trust guidelines.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to -day basis.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Assess clients with physical disabilities in the community and plan and implement treatment interventions under the supervision of a more senior Occupational Therapist.
  • Liaise with other health and social care professionals, families/carers, statutory and voluntary organisations to enable people to contribute to live/return to their homes.
  • Contribute to the supervision of assistant staff and students.
  • Work within the services quality standards and observe the policies and procedures of the Trust.
  • Assist in any other duties that may be required to ensure the smooth running and efficiency of the service.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Some knowledge of current best practice in Community Occupational Therapy
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Able to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • IT skills and competent in using a computer
  • Ability to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work alone with individuals and groups
  • Ability to demonstrate sound assessment /discharge skills with individual cases
Experience Essential
  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Equipment and adaptations experience as a student or band 5 therapist
  • Some experience of working in a related health or social care environment
Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/ degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Professionals Council registration
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development

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