Peripatetic Senior Occupational Therapist

Oxford Health 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
We are seeking to recruit an Peripatetic Senior Occupational Therapist to join our Community Hospital team, where you will be part of a great team, working alongside our Allied Healthcare and Nursing Professionals to provide the highest standard of patient centre-care.

You must be highly motivated, enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skills and have a passion for wanting to make a difference in therapeutic therapy to help aid our patients' recovery. With support and clinical supervision from the Clinical Lead, you will have opportunities to develop your clinical therapy skills.

You will be working closely within the therapy team and wider MDT members on the inpatient ward, to provide rehabilitation for our patients, who are mainly older with a wide variety of health conditions admitted from acute care, GP or community. You will manage a full clinical caseload providing timely assessments and care planning.

This role involves all elements of inpatient rehabilitation from initial assessments through to discharge and may include some follow up. You will be part of providing interventions in personal care, kitchen assessments, access visits, home visits and therapy discharges.

The starting post will be at City Community Hospital, however you will need to work or travel to another of our Community Hospital sites, therefore a flexible approach to working is essential.

Main duties of the job

To work within a generic or specialist rehabilitation team managing a caseload of clients providing a high quality, appropriate cost effective and efficient intensive rehabilitation service for adult patients in Oxfordshire outside of acute care empowering clients to manage their conditions effectively and maximise their potential to reach their goals of self management, access to their environment and return to previous occupations and involvement in the community.

About us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To deliver a safe and effective rehabilitative patient care and discharge, working in partnership with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team within the community and acute sectors, supporting the efficient use of resources across the whole system delegating duties as appropriate.
  • To participate in the hands on delivery of patient care.
  • To work flexibly across localities and at weekends to ensure the requirements of the service contract are met.
  • To be visible and accessible to patients, relatives and colleagues in order to work effectively within the team.

See Job description/Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • degree in occupational therapy
  • hcpc registration
  • 3+ years experience
  • community hospital/inpatient experience
Experience Essential
  • previous NHS or health and social care experience
  • evidence of working within multi disciplinary team
  • working knowledge of community services
  • evidence of supervising students/junior staff
CPD Essential
  • evidence of current CPD
  • completion of practice educators course
other essential Essential
  • current uk driving licence
  • car available for work use

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