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Stroke ESD Occupational Therapist *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Mental health occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
New Hire Bonus -£3000

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Integrated Stroke Early Supported Discharge and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service.

The Integrated service provided both stroke rehabilitation and community neuro rehabilitation supporting service users with a variety of complex needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established multi-disciplinary team comprising of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Specialist Nurses, and Neuro Rehab assistants.

This role requires the successful candidate to manage a clinical caseload across the North of Cambridgeshire. Their base will be either Peterborough, Ely, Wisbech or Doddington dependent on location nearest to home.

The role involves visiting patients in their homes, wards, or community gyms. There may be times when there is a requirement to provide clinical cover elsewhere within Cambridgeshire. The role requires agile working often using virtual consultation to manage a caseload. We will provide a smart phone and laptop to support this role.

Main duties of the job

You will provide comprehensive assessments and deliver evidence-based specialist neuro occupational therapy programmes. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in supporting patients with physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs to achieve their potential.

We pride ourselves on the development of our workforce and provide a variety of internal and external training opportunities. The successful post holder will receive and provide clinical supervision and an annual appraisal.

The ideal candidate should be flexible and adaptable to support service delivery.

The successful post holder must be able to travel independently across their work locality, have a valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

Recent applicants need not apply.

To provide a high standard of occupational therapy. To perform advanced occupational therapy assessment of patients with neurological conditions including stroke and to deliver an individual treatment programme. To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working autonomously. To work as an autonomous practitioner within the multi-professional team. Senior staff will provide support, regular formal training, clinical reasoning sessions and peer review. To be accountable for assessing, interpreting, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment to patients within professional guidelines, with the support of Advanced Practitioners. To identify patient needs, agree goals and provide appropriate therapy interventions relating to their physical, functional, cognitive and psychosocial needs. Provide appropriate equipment and rehabilitation programmes and make referrals on to other professionals and agencies as appropriate in order to meet the identified needs. To keep the patient at the centre of care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making. To allocate work to junior registered and non-registered staff. To provide appropriate advice to professionals from other disciplines. Provide support and education to peers, new staff, non-registered staff and students. To supervise occupational therapists, non-registered staff, occupational therapy students overseeing patient intervention and ensure that they deliver high quality patient care. To be actively involved in training, teaching and supporting junior staff, non-registered staff to achieve competencies. To be accountable for a delegated caseload held by junior registered staff and non-registered staff in the team. To provide a high standard of care. To build up and maintain key relationships with referring services and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service (CNRS) to facilitate appropriate referrals and an understanding of the roles within the ESD team. CPFT ESD requirements: To be involved in coordinating and providing 6-month reviews for stroke survivors. To take an active role in the clinical triage duty process within the ESD service to prioritise and ensure timely response for assessments. To build up and maintain key relationships with referring services and Community Neuro Rehab Service to facilitate appropriate referrals and an understanding of the roles within the ESD team.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, or Diploma entry level qualification into the Occupational Therapy profession.
  • Current HCPC registration.
  • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development.
  • Willingness to undertake Fieldwork / Practice Educator qualification
  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section Neurological Practice.
  • Fieldwork / practice Educator qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience in this specialist field of practice
  • Varied clinical experience
  • Experience of working in either NHS or social care
  • Experience of equipment provision.
  • Experience of and knowledge of housing legislation, minor and major adaptations.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Able to pass skills/knowledge to others within formal/informal settings
  • Good report writing
  • Able to assess plan and implement care
  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word,
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • Effective communication skills including working with patients with impaired communication skills
  • Motivated to learn and develop as a professional
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others.
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role.
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately.
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity.
  • Responsible for maintaining registration with HCPC and/or other professional bodies
  • Well established knowledge of a range of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions in the areas of stroke/neuro rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of RCOT guidelines and national policies and procedures relevant to client group
  • SystemOne
Other Essential
  • Positive approach to people with long-term neurological conditions
  • Ability to use the CPFT Trust Values to guide behaviour to patient, carers and colleagues.
  • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Able to participate in weekend and bank holiday working.
Physical Requirements Essential
  • The ability to Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Move and manoeuvre people and equipment
  • Manoeuvre patients using moving and handling aids.
  • Must have access to a personal car and the ability to drive independently around the locality, due to the radius covered and lack of public transport in some area

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