Community Occupational Therapist inc. £2k welcome incentive

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

This post is being offered with a welcome incentive package that includes payment of up to £2,000 for the successful candidate, subject to terms and conditions.For more information on this incentive, please contact the recruiting manager whose details are listed on this page

We welcome applicants with a "can do" attitude who reflect the values (compassion, creativity and community) and behaviours of the organisation. You will work as part of the NN1 Community multi-disciplinary team primarily based on the community inpatient unit at Kelling Hospital but may also have the opportunity to work with the community based team. The service offers a commitment to ongoing personal development and offers a supportive, friendly network of colleagues.

Main duties of the job

We are keen to enable our patients to achieve optimum function and independence and you will play a key role in the delivery of care packages essential to this, this whilst liaising closely with nursing and other therapy colleagues within the integrated team. To assist you with this you will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

You must be self-motivated, able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills and have good communication skills. Applicants should have a positive enthusiastic approach to working in a community setting.

About us

Are you looking for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. We are an integrated NHS and Social Care Trust.

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."

Date posted

29 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4171326-ES-C

Job locations

Kelling Hospital-Pineheath Ward

Cromer Road

Kelling

NR25 6QA


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To Contribute to the delivery of high standards of health care to patients in community hospital beds.
  • To assess manual handling needs and prescribe appropriate equipment for patients with long term conditions,; the frail and elderly; palliative or rehabilitative patients to achieve quality of life and independence, where possible.
  • To contribute to the delivery of care packages for patients with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
  • To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.

To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To Contribute to the delivery of high standards of health care to patients in community hospital beds.
  • To assess manual handling needs and prescribe appropriate equipment for patients with long term conditions,; the frail and elderly; palliative or rehabilitative patients to achieve quality of life and independence, where possible.
  • To contribute to the delivery of care packages for patients with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
  • To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.

To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Graduate Diploma or 1st Level degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration

Desirable

  • Clinical Educators qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working at relevant level and working in the community
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and managing holistic patient centred care
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills

Desirable

  • Experience of community working

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated

Desirable

  • Evidence of completion of Health Coaching course

Communication

Essential

  • Evidence of excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills appropriate to supporting other team members essential for quality MDT working
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative and think on feet

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Evidence of own personal development and experience
  • Ability to support the development of others through supervision and teaching
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Evidence of ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently

Personal attributes and behaviours

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting

Other

Essential

  • The post holder will be required to work standard hours Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, but in extenuating circumstances there may be a need to be flexible with working hours
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Graduate Diploma or 1st Level degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration

Desirable

  • Clinical Educators qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working at relevant level and working in the community
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and managing holistic patient centred care
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills

Desirable

  • Experience of community working

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated

Desirable

  • Evidence of completion of Health Coaching course

Communication

Essential

  • Evidence of excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills appropriate to supporting other team members essential for quality MDT working
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative and think on feet

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Evidence of own personal development and experience
  • Ability to support the development of others through supervision and teaching
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Evidence of ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently

Personal attributes and behaviours

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting

Other

Essential

  • The post holder will be required to work standard hours Monday - Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, but in extenuating circumstances there may be a need to be flexible with working hours
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg

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

Kelling Hospital-Pineheath Ward

Cromer Road

Kelling

NR25 6QA


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

Kelling Hospital-Pineheath Ward

Cromer Road

Kelling

NR25 6QA


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Operations Manager - NN1

Carre Varley

carre.varley@nchc.nhs.uk

07717542922

Date posted

29 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4171326-ES-C

Job locations

Kelling Hospital-Pineheath Ward

Cromer Road

Kelling

NR25 6QA


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