Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Camden Community Therapy Team have an exciting opportunity to offer a permanent contract for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

This post sits within the Camden Integrated Community Healthcare Team and is based at Belsize Priory Health Centre .

You will be working alongside senior Physiotherapy colleagues, Occupational Therapists, community Nurses and a range of other AHPs providing home & community based rehabilitation programmes in a diverse and exciting central London borough.

This post would be suitable for an Occupational Therapist with an interest in working in the community or one with previous experience, who wants to consolidate their skills in the area of community rehabilitation. Previous experience of working in a community setting is desirable but not essential.

Main duties of the job

This post will give the successful applicant opportunity to experience a wealth of learning and development and to work alongside a responsive dynamic team who put patient centred care at the heart of what they do. We work in an inter-disciplinary way to provide client-centred, goal focused therapy to patients in the community.

You will have an interest in working as part of a team to provide high quality, patient centred interventions. The caseload is comprised predominantly of adults who may present with multiple complex health needs. As such, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of clinical skills and interests in areas such as falls and frailty, orthopaedics, general medical and surgical conditions. An understanding of the management of multi-pathology patients and the impact that psychological/cognitive factors may have is desirable.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

About us

The service embraces innovative and evidence based ways of delivering services and strives to provide an efficient and high quality service for all. We have excellent relationships with our local partners in primary and secondary care.You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills through the support of your senior colleagues.

Job description Job responsibilities

You are responsible for a designated caseload of patients, ensuring their rehabilitation programmes are patient centred to enable them to reach their goals.

As a band 6 you will have the opportunity to represent the team at GP meetings, neighbourhood events and develop relationships with our local community partners in health and care.

You are expected to participate in training and development opportunities, weekly supervision and appraisal.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC membership
  • Relevant Professional Body Membership
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Post-graduate qualification relevant to the healthcare environment
Experience Essential
  • Post-qualification experience in NHS or similar healthcare economy
  • Experience in independently managing a caseload of patients
  • Experience of supervising junior colleagues & students
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary working
  • Previous community therapist experience
  • Experience in a rehabilitation setting
Skills Essential
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations
  • Contribute towards improving quality in own work area and encourage others to do so
  • Support equality and diversity
  • Ability to inspire & motivate clients
  • Sound decision-making skills and the ability to prioritise own caseload & time management activity in the face of conflicting demands
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • Rehabilitation & disability management skills
  • Innovative and flexible working

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