Senior Community Specialist Occupational Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a., pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Community Specialist Occupational Therapist to join the Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team here at Shaftesbury.

This post would suit a therapist with a passion for promoting rehabilitation, occupation and function as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation pathway.

The caseload offers the opportunity to treat and rehabilitate a wide variety of pathologies and conditions. We work closely in partnership with the wider team, including mental health and advanced nurse practitioners, who are based in the office with us here. This brings with it the ability to learn and develop with joint working.

Main duties of the job

The post will involve assessment and treatment of patients in their own homes to prevent hospital admissions, promote earlier hospital discharges and rehabilitate a wide variety of conditions. There is also the opportunity to work with our ward patients.

Training can be provided to develop any areas of specific clinical interest. Professional support and access to the Trust's clinical supervision, in-service training and other developmental opportunities are just some of the benefits of working as part of this team.

The hours would include being part of a rota at weekends and bank holidays. Core hours of the service are between 8am - 6pm.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio
  • Non-Medical Prescriber (if professionally appropriate)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role
Job specific experience Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of specialism
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing highly specialist advice
Job specific experience Essential
  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Experience of specialist working
Managerial/Supervisory experience Essential
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff
  • Experience of devising and delivering training

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