Band 5 Occupational Therapist Urgent Care
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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30 hours 0.8 WTE
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Urgent Care Team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking to expand our team following the opening of our Acute Frailty Unit and looking for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist with a passion for frailty to provide high standard holistic care within Urgent Care.
You will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to identify and address individual patient needs. The post will involve assessment and treatment of patients to promote earlier hospital discharge with a home first ethos. You will work as part of an integrated team to improve flow and quality of the patient journey. Your caseload will be variable and comprise of some complex conditions.
We are looking for individuals who are proactive, forward thinking and resilient who can use their initiative and have the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required, as well as being adaptable to our ever changing and pressurised environments.
The Therapy department has a high profile within the trust, and is well respected. It provides an exciting, friendly, and supportive environment where staff are encouraged to develop their full potential, including participation in Trust wide projects.
The service provides cover 7 days a week, working hours between 08:00-18:00pm. There is an expectation that the team will be rostered to cover weekends and bank holidays.
Main duties of the job
- The Occupational Therapist will act as an autonomous practitioner both professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work
- Assess and treat patients promoting timely hospital discharge with a home first ethos. You will workas part of an integrated multi-disciplinary therapy team to improve flow and quality of a patient's journey.
- The caseload will be variable and comprise mainly of patient's diagnosed with frailty but will include a variety of conditions.
- Optimise the clinical progress and quality of life of patients by providing individualised Occupational Therapy assessments, evidence-based recommendations and treatment plans across the Urgent Care campus.
- Work as a committed member of the Therapy team, contributing to the achievement of Departmental, Team and Trust goals.
- Provide relevant advice and training to health care professionals on speciality.
- Participate in service development.
- Provide specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by National standards and theory.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen.
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide a clinical Occupational Therapy service to Urgent Care at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
- Attend relevant ward rounds/meetings such as whiteboards, MDTs, and liaise with medical, paramedical, nursing, discharge and social work professionals as necessary.
- Act as a resource for Occupational Therapy information and advice to other professionals.
- Collect all data necessary to meet local information requirements and as required by the Therapy service for monitoring.
- Participate in quality assurance programmes, and development and maintenance of service standards, policies & procedures.
- Participate in personal and professional development through objective setting and regular job review.
- Work as a committed and effective member of the Occupational Therapy staff in order to maximise the potential of the service and profession.
- Maintain professional competence and expertise by keeping up to date with current research, working practices and models of working.
- Provide Occupational Therapy cover for other Occupational Therapy teams as necessary.
These responsibilities may change in the light of service developments and with the agreement of the post holder.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
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