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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Interview Date-Wednesday 22nd February 2023.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist to join the North Kerrier Integrated Community Team at Camborne/Redruth Hospital.

This post will involve a combination of community work and weekend working on rotational basis on the inpatient CATU unit. The inpatient unit is called Carn BreaCATU ( Community Assessment and Treatment Unit ) whichis a unit in transition working towards a model of reducing frailty admissions to the Acute trust by providing acute medical , nursing and therapy interventions.

The main part of the contract will involve working in the North Kerrier Community Rehabilitation Team, visiting patients in their own homes including care homes and working on promoting independence and achieving their personalised goals.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a colleague who has experience of working in an community and/or inpatient setting and wishes to develop their assessment, care planning and rehabilitation skills whilst being part of a dynamic, progressive multidisciplinary team. This is a very supportive environment, and would be an ideal post for progression from a Band 5 position, or for an experienced Band 6 to gain skills working in a different team.

You will be responsible for the assessment, treatment and discharge planning of patients within your care. You will need to interpret information relevant to the patient's condition/progress, identify problems and patient needs, setting realistic goals.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills combined with experience of working in older person's services. You will need a UK driving licence and the ability to travel to different locations, at times outside the North Kerrier area to facilitate a discharge.

We are a supportive team of muti-disciplinary staff with regular Band 6 Occupational Therapist peer supervision meetings. We offer a friendly , supportive working environment where you can develop your clinical and interpersonal skills. CPD is actively encouraged and supported through regular supervision/appraisal and staff training.

If you are looking for less hours or to work in a more flexible way, please apply and contact us to discuss further.

About us

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 Education Essential
  • Professional qualification - Occupational Therapist
  • Professional Registration - HCPC
  • Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of professional knowledge acquired through specialist courses or experience to post-graduate equivalent diploma level
  • Experience in leadership and managing a team
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Highly specialist skills in assessing and treating a wide variety of patients
  • Advanced knowledge of discharge options and agencies and the reablement approach
  • Ability to deliver specialist cognitive assessment and therapy to complex patients
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Ability to work in highly stressful situation including the ability to manage distressing and highly emotive situations successfully
  • Specialist skills and experience in postural management and specialist seating
  • Skills and experience in the organisation and facilitation of Groups
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel independently where required

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