Post Covid Occupational Therapist
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to be involved in the delivery of our Post Covid Service in Norfolk and Waveney.
This is a rewarding and challenging post in a new service which has been commissioned to assess, recognise, investigate, support and rehabilitate patients with Post Covid Syndrome.
Main duties of the job
Our post-Covid Service is working in line with national guidance, service specification and standards to offer assessments for people with new or ongoing symptoms 12 weeks after acute COVID-19, Investigations and referral, Planning care, Management, including self-management, supported self-management, follow-up and monitoring, service development, joint work with research teams and advice or signposting or offering rehabilitation.
We are looking for the right people for our team, who have a passion for patient centered, supportive care within a multi-professional team, with prior expertise, knowledge and training in complex, patient focused assessment, goal identification, coaching and self-management with a strong understanding of physical health and mental wellbeing and the possible symptoms and complications for patients in post-Covid syndrome.
Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.
All post holders are required to adhere to the Trust's Behaviour Framework in the undertaking of their duties.
To work with all health, social care, and wellbeing professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a holistic and seamless, integrated, service to our patients.
To review referrals, support triage and liaison for patients referred into Post-COVID Service.
Complete comprehensive and holistic assessment of patients referred to the service, undertaking a compassionate, non-judgmental, discussion with active listening skills.
Supporting patients in acceptance of their changed circumstances encouraging patient focused outcomes, use of supported self-management and health coaching style advice on rehabilitation.
Supporting the MDT process and lead where required at Post-COVID Service, review patients holistic needs, communicating highly complex and sensitive information to referrers, and colleagues, patient and carers as required.
Use risk stratification methods in partnership with other professionals to identify those patients most likely at risk of health, social care and wellbeing crisis and focus support to ensure the patients independence is maximised.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal and People Development
Personal Attributes / Behaviours
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).