Specialist Occupational Therapist
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity to join Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust to work in Pennine Physical Health Services as a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Community Rehabilitation Team. The team includes Occupational Therapists, Falls Specialist OT, Technical Instructor's and Community Rehabilitation and Health Care Assistants.
The successful candidate will support patients and their families after a recent discharge from an acute or community hospitals. They will promote continuity of care into the community setting working closely with the Home First Service. They will also work with the wider multidisciplinary team to support long term rehabilitation pathways for patients in their own home's to support increase or maintain their independence. The role will involve assessing patients, planning brief treatment plans and coordinating support and equipment to meet the patient's needs.
Community Rehabilitations Service attend weekly Integrated Neighbourhood Team meetings to support navigate referrals to the correct services with health, social care and voluntary sector partners.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our service. If you feel you have excellent communication skills and enjoy working autonomously in the community as well as part of a large team then this is a perfect opportunity for you.
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 work as part of the Community neurological service line and be responsible for assessment and management of a clinical caseload of patients with complex needs.
- 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
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.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Skills and Abilities
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.
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