Specialist Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity to join Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust's to work in Physical Health Services within the Pennine Locality Network as a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Community Rehabilitation Team. The team includes Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioner and Community Rehabilitation and Health Care Assistants. We work with the wider multidisciplinary team and support long term rehabilitation with patients in their own home's. We attend Integrated Neighbourhood Team meetings weekly to support the health and well-being of Blackburn with Darwen residents using a multi-disciplinary approach with health, social care and voluntary sector partners. We work closely with our Intensive Home Support Service colleagues to support a patient remain at home support and this service operates 365 days a year, 8.00am - 8.00pm.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our service. The role will involve assessing patients, planning treatment and coordinating support and equipment to meet the patient's needs. The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills who is confident to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, treatment, planning and delivery of evidence -based rehabilitation interventions.

Provide clinical triage and support the management of patient demand through the system-discharging appropriately.

To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients with complex presentations, using investigative and analytical skills, to formulate an appropriate hypothesis and to determine a diagnosis and appropriate management plan.

To establish individualised management and treatment plans, using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of evidence based treatment skills and options to formulate highly specialised interventions and programmes of care, which may include working with staff across organisational boundaries.

To lead/contribute to training and development programmes as appropriate to the knowledge and skills of the individual, delivering to other professionals both within and outside the NHS and service users.

To participate in the LSCFT PDR review process ensuring business priority objectives are met and a personal development plan is maintained and evaluated. To cascade the PDR process to departmental staff as appropriate.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Current professional registration with HPC as an Occupational Therapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
  • Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise.
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance
  • In-depth understanding of current NHS/government policy/Public Health/NICE guidelines on organisational change and ability to adapt these appropriately to local service needs through publication of documents
  • Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks policy and procedure
Experience Essential
  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change

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