Rotational Occupational Therapist
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
The closing date is 09 December 2023
Job Title -Rotational Occupational Therapist
Hours per week -37.5 Hours per week
Salary-£28,407 - £34,581 Per Annum
Closing Date: 9th December ( or sooner if maximum applicants reached)
Interview Date: 19th December ( STC)
Final year students awaiting results and registration may apply
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Therapy Team at George Eliot Hospital.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.
All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.
A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.
Main duties of the job
- Deliver high standard evidence based care working as part of an MDTo Perform Therapy assessments of patients, providing a diagnosis to develop and deliver an individualised treatment programmeo Hold responsibility for their own caseload, working under supervisionA flexible approach to day to day tasks is essential, in order to meet the demands of the service especially as some of our services work over 7 days per week. Applicants will be expected to travel when necessary to participate in providing community services as well as undertaking Home Assessments of patientsOur philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
- To interpret referrals, and assess the capacities and limitations of the patients/clients, being responsible for the efficient organisation of own caseload, under supervision.
- To plan and implement appropriate treatment plans, involving patients/clients whenever possible. Treatment should be delivered in the most appropriate location for the client, e.g. hospital, community location or patients own home.
- To ensure methods of treatment, its frequency and review are appropriate to the diagnosis/problem of the patient and within the priorities of the Service.
- Carry out assessments and treatments of patients with varying degrees of disability on a daily basis, using moderate physical effort. This may involve moving and handling patients and equipment, as well as administering physiotherapy manual techniques
- Frequent concentration is required to analyse patient documentation and carry out patient assessments and treatments
- Frequent exposure to highly unpleasant working conditions on a regular/daily basis (bodily fluids, particularly sputum when taking samples and encouraging expectoration; urine, faeces, blood and vomit) and maybe exposed to verbal and physical aggression
- On occasions working alone in environment (on-call/evening late shifts)
- To ensure that all client intervention is documented in a timely, objective and confidential manner via Multi-disciplinary Care Plan, Medical Notes and specific Therapy reports, according to departmental and Trust Policy.
- To ensure all necessary Therapy intervention is undertaken in accordance with departmental policy, and advises the Team Leader or Senior Therapist of an inability to do so.
- To participate within peer review and Individual Performance Review being responsible for the production of a development action plan, ensuring standards are realistic and achievable.
- To be responsible for keeping knowledge updated and to be prepared to undertake further professional/training/research projects for self-development, related to specific areas of expertise.
- To assist in the organisation and supervision of the work Therapy Assistants/Technical Instructors.
- To participate in the clinical education and supervision of student Occupational Therapists, having undertaken a Practice Educators course.
- To participate within training programmes for Occupational/ Physiotherapy staff, students and other professionals, when applicable.
- To ensure a beneficial and positive communication with clients, their families/carers and other professionals involved, respecting individual needs and promoting user involvement/decision making.
- To deal sensitively with patients who have high levels of anxiety and occasional aggression caused by frustration, trauma, disability, pain or impaired ability to understand or communicate and to enable patients to come to terms with chronic disability, on a frequent basis.
- To deal with frequent exposure to distressing circumstances e.g (patient death and stress of ITU) and seek out support to help deal with distressing situations
OrganisationalTo comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act and Safety Executive guidance regulations, bringing any defects in equipment/hazards to the attention of the responsible person. All employees are subject to the Access to Records & Data Protection Act, and must maintain strict confidentiality in respect of client records.
- To undertake, as directed, the collection of activity data to enable the Trust to monitor its performance
- To undertake any other duties delegated by the Therapy Services Manager/Professional Team lead commensurate with the grade and experience of the post holder.
The above duties and responsibilities are intended to represent the current priorities and not meant to be a conclusive list, as the role will inevitably vary and develop over time. The post-holder may, from time to time, be asked to undertake other reasonable duties. Any changes will be made in discussion with the post holder in the light of service needs
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).