Post Covid Occupational Therapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

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.

About us

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.

Date posted

07 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4547316-PG

Job locations

Norwich/ Kings Lynn

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively within team, demonstrating leadership skills.
  • Ability and confidence in use of, and discussing clinical reasoning
  • Oganisation, concentration, attention to detail and use of initiative

Desirable

  • Previous use of SystmOne
  • Triage experience
  • Knowledge of acute and community pathways
  • Able to perform advanced assessments to support clinical decision making and developing a management plan
  • Knowledge of change management

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current HCPC registration
  • Relevant clinical training

Desirable

  • Additional Post Graduate education in relevant area

Experience

Essential

  • NHS experience working at relevant level
  • Leadership experience
  • Background of broad spectrum of clinical experience

Desirable

  • Understanding of Primary, Community and Secondary care within the current NHS agenda.

Communication

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity, tact and diplomacy

Desirable

  • Evidence of Advanced communication or training to include difficult / sensitive discussions.
  • Experience with running group education/exercise sessions

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Experience in supporting staff

Desirable

  • Appraisal training
  • Completed student assessor training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • Work autonomously under pressure, able to prioritise work with good time keeping.
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.

Other

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Able to make own travel arrangements as required
Person Specification

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively within team, demonstrating leadership skills.
  • Ability and confidence in use of, and discussing clinical reasoning
  • Oganisation, concentration, attention to detail and use of initiative

Desirable

  • Previous use of SystmOne
  • Triage experience
  • Knowledge of acute and community pathways
  • Able to perform advanced assessments to support clinical decision making and developing a management plan
  • Knowledge of change management

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current HCPC registration
  • Relevant clinical training

Desirable

  • Additional Post Graduate education in relevant area

Experience

Essential

  • NHS experience working at relevant level
  • Leadership experience
  • Background of broad spectrum of clinical experience

Desirable

  • Understanding of Primary, Community and Secondary care within the current NHS agenda.

Communication

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity, tact and diplomacy

Desirable

  • Evidence of Advanced communication or training to include difficult / sensitive discussions.
  • Experience with running group education/exercise sessions

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Experience in supporting staff

Desirable

  • Appraisal training
  • Completed student assessor training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • Work autonomously under pressure, able to prioritise work with good time keeping.
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.

Other

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Able to make own travel arrangements as required

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

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich/ Kings Lynn

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich/ Kings Lynn

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Physiotherapist

Ellie Lee

ellie.lee@nchc.nhs.uk

07585987462

Date posted

07 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4547316-PG

Job locations

Norwich/ Kings Lynn

Norwich

NR2 3TU


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