Specialist Occupational Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Draft Specialist Occupational Therapist Advert

We are looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist with a passion for high quality care to work within Northamptonshire Foundation NHS Trusts Intermediate Care Team (ICT).

The post holder is expected to provide skilled Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions. The Post holder will hold responsibility for a caseload, working closely with colleagues in both our acute and community hospitals to facilitate timely discharges from hospital.

Rewards and Benefits
  • Excellent learning and development to support you and develop your Career
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free parking on Trust Sites
  • Competitive Millage Rates
  • Enterprise Car Pool Scheme

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is committed to training and developing its staff not only with clinical skills but also in leadership and managerial skills.

You'll also have access to our generous pension scheme and health service discounts, as well as generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

Working life

As a Specialist Occupational Therapist, you'll
  • Develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme for patients.
  • Undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner
  • Support staff in identifying and developing their knowledge and skills
  • Act as a fieldwork educator for Occupational Therapy students

The Intermediate Care Team aims to provide an excellent standard of care which normally lasts no more than two weeks. This means we give an assessment, treatment, and monitoring to support people with complex, difficult, and reoccurring health care needs. Our patients might be at home, in hospital, or in A&E. We give our patients a care plan that's specific to them. We know we've done our job well when people can live in their own homes or independently after they've been ill or injured.

You will be working in a multidisciplinary team that includes consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, rehabilitation technicians and Administrative Staff.

The teams operate 7 days a week ensuring the delivery of the service can react to the patients' needs as and when required. The shifts for the service are between 8:30am - 18:00pm across , including weekend and bank holiday working as part of the rota.

About us

Must have skills

You will need to be adaptable and resourceful. You'll need to be well organised, confident, and able to cope in diverse situations. Leadership and management skills are also important, as with all roles, communication skills,problem solving, and good judgement are crucial.

You will be part of caring team and be able to work flexibly with the ability to prioritise work based on the patient need.

Join us and become part of Team NHFT.

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Professional Registration Essential
  • HCPC Registration
  • HCPC registered
Therapy experience Essential
  • Previous experience
  • 2 years at B5
  • Community experience

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