Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist Long COVID

East Cheshire NHS Trust

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Job summary

This post is an excellent opportunity to progress your career and is suitable for experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapists, or Band 6 Occupational Therapists looking for experience in a different field.

You will work alongside the wider Long COVID MDT members to support assessment, goal identification and rehabilitation for patients referred living with Long COVID.

On joining the team, you will support in delivery of Occupational Therapy in the outpatient setting, supporting junior staff, managing complex cases and liaising and working alongside the multidisciplinary team to ensure safe and timely assessment, treatment and discharge of patients.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-rounded HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with experience of working in the NHS. The post holder will be expected to have a specialist knowledge around the assessment and treatment of long covid patients.

Service development and innovation is strongly encouraged alongside CPD, regular peer review and in-service training, participation in audit and research. With the service being new, the postholder will be expected to support national requirements for data collection and audit.

Hours per week: 37.5, part time hours will be considered however, MDT clinics are run on Mondays.

Main duties of the job

As a clinical specialist provide a high standard comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment and education service including fatigue management to Long COVID MDT patients. Working as an autonomous clinician, using accurate analytical skills and clinical reasoning to interpret assessment findings, making diagnoses where appropriate, identifying patient problems, setting goals, and providing an appropriate treatment plan and progression.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk . There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Date posted

15 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro Rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

10 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

209-A-22-4263231-A

Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant professional degree / diploma
  • Clinical educators training

Desirable

  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Communication skills training

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • oPost registration knowledge which is relevant to the specialist area and evidenced by CPD
  • oKnowledge of recent NHS legislation, recommendations.
  • oAwareness of the national and local priorities and changing trends in specialist area.

Desirable

  • oKnowledge of the service / trust values & objectives

SKILLS

Essential

  • oAbility to lead junior colleagues
  • oAdvanced communication and listening skills
  • oAbility to make appropriate decisions at all levels
  • oAudit skills
  • oAbility to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of role
  • oAbility to work autonomously and as part of team
  • oAbility to work under pressure
  • oProactive, takes own initiative
  • oSupportive team member
  • oIT skills

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • oProven post registration experience, some of which is in a relevant setting / associated area.
  • oExperience of completing and contributing to audit / research.
  • oExperience of contributing to the teaching and mentoring of staff & members of the MDT.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENT

Essential

  • Prior experience working in the NHS - with a broad range of NHS physical rotations as an OT
  • Proven ability to manage complex rehabilitation issues, utilising CBT and relaxation techniques
  • Demonstrate ability for appropriate discharge of patients

OTHER

Essential

  • Ability to meet travel requirements

Other

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements.
Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant professional degree / diploma
  • Clinical educators training

Desirable

  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Communication skills training

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • oPost registration knowledge which is relevant to the specialist area and evidenced by CPD
  • oKnowledge of recent NHS legislation, recommendations.
  • oAwareness of the national and local priorities and changing trends in specialist area.

Desirable

  • oKnowledge of the service / trust values & objectives

SKILLS

Essential

  • oAbility to lead junior colleagues
  • oAdvanced communication and listening skills
  • oAbility to make appropriate decisions at all levels
  • oAudit skills
  • oAbility to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of role
  • oAbility to work autonomously and as part of team
  • oAbility to work under pressure
  • oProactive, takes own initiative
  • oSupportive team member
  • oIT skills

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • oProven post registration experience, some of which is in a relevant setting / associated area.
  • oExperience of completing and contributing to audit / research.
  • oExperience of contributing to the teaching and mentoring of staff & members of the MDT.

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENT

Essential

  • Prior experience working in the NHS - with a broad range of NHS physical rotations as an OT
  • Proven ability to manage complex rehabilitation issues, utilising CBT and relaxation techniques
  • Demonstrate ability for appropriate discharge of patients

OTHER

Essential

  • Ability to meet travel requirements

Other

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Employer's website

https://www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Employer's website

https://www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Joanne Cunningham

joanne.cunningham6@nhs.net

Date posted

15 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro Rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

10 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

209-A-22-4263231-A

Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Supporting documents