Neuro 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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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.

Please note for this job you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines.

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 South of Cambridgeshire. Their base will be either Huntingdon or Cambridge 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

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work.
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To undertake holistic assessment of patients with neurological problems (including those with complex presentations and cognitive problems) making use of specialist clinical reasoning skills.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately.
  • Conduct risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks.
  • To demonstrate the importance of gaining patient and carer consent in all interventions.
  • To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g. hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems and pain.
  • Participate in the development of the Stroke ESD and Neuro Rehab service and support organisational aims and objectives of the Integrated Care Teams, Neighbourhood Teams and the new model of care.
  • To work effectively within the integrated care team and neighbourhood team structure and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and HCPC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To provide specialist advice to all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To work within Trust, HCPC and CSP guidelines and to have a good working knowledge of national and local standards of practice in line with legal and operational requirements.

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

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.
  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section Neurological Practice.
Experience Essential
  • A broad range of undergraduate placements completed including stroke and/or neurology.
  • Clinical experience including neurology and/or stroke.
  • Community experience.
  • Acute setting experience
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Professional approach.
  • Able to pass skills/knowledge to others within formal/informal settings
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good report writing
  • Able to assess plan and implement care
  • Support non-registered staff
  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word,
  • Time Management and prioritisation skills
  • Understanding of clinical supervision
  • Motivated to learn and develop as a professional practitioner
  • Ability to communicate with patients with impaired communication abilities
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
  • SystemOne
  • Relevant outcome measures
Other Essential
  • Must have access to a personal car and the ability to drive independently around the locality, due to the radius covered and tack of public transport in some areas.

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