Specialist Occupational Therapist - Urgent Response Services

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking to join an interdisciplinary community team working with the communities of Southampton?!

The Urgent Response Service is a fast paced team aimed at preventing unnecessary admissions to hospital and facilitating timely discharges from hospital. It is an integrated health and social care team that visits patients in the Emergency Department to facilitate rapid discharge. Patients are over 18 with a wide range of health and social care needs.

As a Specialist Occupational Therapist, you will be providing a crisis intervention and early supported discharge service for patients across the City of Southampton registered with a Southampton CCG GP practice. Working collaboratively with partners in health and social care where we establish a whole systems approach to stop a health and social care crisis and lead in effective Community Pull model effecting early and safe discharge from hospital following an acute episode of care.

Main duties of the job

To support the Early Supported Discharge from hospital and prevent admission to hospital by assessing patients in their own home and supporting with intense therapy as required.

To be responsible day to day for a designated case load of clients requiring nursing/rehabilitation/care management intervention and undertake to organise and prioritise the required programmes of treatment (cases will be reviewed periodically by a more senior member of staff).

Work within the community and UHS ED as a lone practitioner managing situations of risk with telephone support. Seek support and advice with cases from more experienced colleagues when required.

Undertake multi-factorial health and social care assessments of patients in a crisis using the Single Assessment Process and undertake specific OT assessments for clients by using investigative and analytical skills for those with acute/complex/rehabilitation or palliative care needs.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide clinical/professional leadership to other members of the Urgent Response team you will have accountability for, supporting the Service Manager in ensuring the highest standards of patient care through on-going assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

As a role model, demonstrate attitudes and behaviour that reflects inter-personal skills and effective leadership qualities demonstrating a sense of responsibility and accountability for the caseload and co-ordination of care throughout the whole care pathway.

Provide leadership through clinical supervision, assessment of clinical competencies and participating in regular caseload review of complex and long term cases with the community nursing team.

Support the Service Manager and B7 Nurse Team Leads/Urgent Response Therapists to investigate incidents and complaints using a root cause analysis Framework, identify learning for the team, shared through team meeting and, to facilitate the team to develop required actions to embed within clinical practice to avoid repetition of incidents and continually seek to improve quality of service delivery.

Support the team in identifying risks that impact on their ability to deliver high quality care, raising these with the Service Manager to ensure that they are recorded on the Risk Register and where local resolution is required, participate in agreeing and embedding actions to resolve in clinical practice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy, State RegisteredPost Registration Course e.g. rehabilitation, palliative care, chronic disease management, physical assessment and history taking
  • Recognised Clinical Educator for Occupational Therapy Students
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience of working with vulnerable adults with complex presentationSignificant range of relevant healthcare experience in either hospital or community setting including working autonomously.Supervision and training of others e.g. staff, studentsWorking within a multi-disciplinary team

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