Senior Occupational Therapist

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

SENIOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – IN-PATIENT REHABILITATION

BAND 6

22.5 HOURS PER WEEK (OVER 3 OR 4 DAYS PER WEEK)

We are starting a new service – do you want to be part of it?

NHFT are excited to be involved in the opening of a brand new purpose built community hospital ward opening this Autumn in Brackley, South Northamptonshire.

If you want to make an impact in your career in a role that cares as much as you, then we are the Trust for you! At NHFT we'll give you every opportunity to realise your full potential and develop the stand-out career that’s right for you. We are looking for somebody who is a proactive and dedicated team member, is open to new ideas, has the vision, passion and skills to implement new patient pathways and who is committed to delivering excellent high quality patient care.

As a Senior OT you will have a unique opportunity to help us shape the new service and ward team. We want to create an effective and high performing team which you can be part of from the very beginning making a positive difference and delivering outstanding care. The ward is situated in a new building, with a wide range of services co-located in it and therefore we need somebody who is open to new ways of working on the ward and developing strong links with other services and the wider community.

Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised us with an ‘Outstanding’ rating and our vision is to continue to be a leading provider of outstanding compassionate care. Our dedication to caring and making a difference doesn’t just extend to our patients, but to our staff too. Wellbeing is a Trust priority.

We offer excellent employment benefits including:

  • Family Friendly policies, such as flexible working and support for working carers
  • Occupational Health and wellbeing services, including fitness classes , free and confidential psychological support services , discounted gym memberships and more
  • Free staff networks, including LGBTQ+, Disability and BME groups
  • Over 200 learning and development courses available
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff bank , allowing employees to gain experience and supplement income with additional shifts
  • Minimum 27 days annual leave (rising with length of service) plus bank holidays

The post holder will be working in an integrated multi professional inpatient team that includes a ward matron, team leaders, staff nurses, unregistered staff, therapy MDT, medical staff and wider trust colleagues.

The post holder will be expected to manage the therapy team in the absence of the Lead Therapist providing support to junior colleagues and assisting them in problem solving any issues relating to patients and staff.

The post holder will be required to work closely with MDT colleagues to manage the symptoms of palliative care patients and assist in timely discharge for patients where appropriate.

Reporting to the Lead Therapist and ultimately to the Service Manager for Community Beds enabling them to deliver services effectively and efficiently to patients and service users.

For an informal discussion or further information on this post please contact:

Rosemary Cairns, Service Manager – rosemary.cairns2@nhft.nhs.uk – Vanessa Cross – Clinical Practice and Service Development Facilitator - vanessa.cross@nhft.nhs.uk

For further details / informal visits contact:

Namevanessa crossJob titleclinical and service development facilitatorEmail addressvanessa.cross@nhft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

For an informal discussion or further information on this post please contact:

Rosemary Cairns, Service Manager – rosemary.cairns2@nhft.nhs.uk – Vanessa Cross – Clinical Practice and Service Development Facilitator - vanessa.cross@nhft.nhs.u

Reference: 40885258

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