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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our team in Cheltenham, This is a key role working as part of our Integrated Community Team, alongside our partners in Adult social care, and primary care, providing rapid assessment of patients in their own homes, to prevent hospital admission and facilitate hospital discharges.

The caseload is wide and varied, and you will require robust clinical reasoning and problem-solving abilities, working in a fast-paced environment. We have a very supportive and cohesive MDT working together to support our patients to live as independently as possible in their own environment.

Recently we have rolled out a successful service development utilising the skills of therapists in the assessment of the deteriorating patient, carrying out NEWS 2 assessments with all new patients to the service. This has had a positive impact on our patient care, expanding our AHP skill set in line with the requirements of our ever-changing NHS services, placing AHPS at the forefront of such developments in Gloucestershire.

If you would like to join our team, and seize the opportunity to develop your skills working with people with a wide range of conditions, using a health coaching approach to achieve the best possible outcomes, then we would like to hear from you.

We can offer you a welcoming, supportive team environment, with regular supervision, annual appraisals and CPD opportunities.

Main duties of the job

As an Occupational Therapist you would be a key part of our team, providing assessment, goal planning and reviews, working alongside Physiotherapists, Nurses, Reablement workers and rehabilitation assistants to enable our patients to gain their maximum level of independence in their own home. The caseload will be varied working with the MDT in the referral centre to carry out rapid assessments to prevent hospital admission and facilitate rapid discharges, including falls response work within agreed countywide timescales.

This is a very exciting time to join our team, as we build on our existing services in order to support more people to live independently at home. If you have a passion for community work, and delivering personalised care, then we would love to hear from you.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification Educational Essential
  • 1.Educated to degree standard in Occupational Therapy.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications .
Clinical Essential
  • Consolidated experience of recent and relevant Occupational Therapy practice; including experience of managing long term conditions/complex patients/rehabilitation.
  • Evidence of ability to effectively manage workload, including prioritisation skills and delegation
Managerial Essential
  • . Evidence of relevant leadership experience; to be competent supporting and managing more junior staff and students.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills; including liaison with other health care professionals and external agencies, as well as MDT working.
  • . Evidence of initiative, autonomous working, good time management and organisational skills. .
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications .

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