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Urgent Community Response - Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum/Per Rata
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Band 6

Job summary

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and evolving service? Join us as a Senior Occupational Therapist and make a difference every day! We are offering a range of flexible working opportunities that can be personalised to fit you and your life.

Our Urgent Community Response Service provides urgent care and therapy to people aged 18 and over, in their own home, to help them avoid being admitted to hospital. It also supports people to return home following a hospital stay.

The service runs every day of the year from 8am to 8pm and teams are based across Sussex in:

  • East Sussex - Brighton and Hove, and Lewes
  • West Sussex - Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath and Worthing

The teams respond to referrals within two hours, providing rapid access to a range of health and social care professionals, including Health and Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Paramedics and Physiotherapists.

Their short-term support helps people manage a health crisis or illness, medication needs, feeding and hydration, to ensure that they can remain in their own home safely and live more independently for longer.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you will use your skills to undertake acute assessment, planning treatment and intervention for patients with a variety of conditions, identifying ongoing needs and making appropriate onward referrals to our partners.

You will be part of the co-ordination of the multidisciplinary team through the allocation of visits. You will also support the clinical and operational leads in the supervision and development of colleagues and can develop your clinical and non-clinical capabilities across the four pillars of practice.

About us

We are keen to make working for us, work for you. We are offering a range of flexible working opportunities and contracts that are personalised to fit you and your life. The following opportunities or a combination of them are available across all Senior Occupational Therapist roles:

  • Flexible or fixed full-time hours
  • Flexible of fixed part-time hours (for example 15hrs, 22.5hrs, or 30hrs)
  • Annualised hours working patterns
  • Term-time only working patterns
  • Fixed-term opportunities
  • Flexible working as part of our Temporary Workforce Service

Please get in touch with us to talk about how we can make this role flexible for you!

Other reasons to work with us include:

  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing scoring highly
  • Services rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Professional qualification such as a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses / CPD and reflective practice relevant to clinical speciality
  • Substantial relevant post-qualification experience covering a broad range
  • Experience of working within a relevant specialist area
  • Experience of interdisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising junior staff, assistants and students
  • Experience of independently managing a clinical caseload
  • Experience at contributing to audit and evaluation within a clinical governance framework
  • Experience of a range of caseload management and prioritisation systems
  • Experience within specialism underpinned by theory and specific therapeutic knowledge
  • Experience of using assessment tools relevant to client group
  • To be able to demonstrate competency in a range of clinical skills
  • To be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for individuals
  • To be able to plan and prioritise own workload efficiently
  • To be able to delegate work to others
  • To be able to demonstrate leadership in practice
  • Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills
  • Promotes choice and independence in undertaking patient care
  • To be able to demonstrate advanced communication and negotiation skills
  • To be able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • Up to date knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the clinical setting
  • Up to date knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit and risk management
  • To be able to give supervision and appraisal of junior staff
  • Up to date knowledge of professional code of conduct
  • To be able to demonstrate knowledge / understanding of boundaries of role
  • To be able to demonstrate how to reflect and learn from situations and identify difficulties as challenges to then work with others to identify solutions
  • To be able to demonstrate co-operative team working and awareness of the roles of other professionals
  • To be able to demonstrate a commitment to learning and development with documented evidence of CPD
  • Be a car driver (Valid Driving License for use in the UK)with access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Have a willingness to undertake training to develop within the role

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities please see the attached supporting documents.

We often receive a high number of applications for this role so please be aware that the vacancy may close earlier than stated.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Registration

Essential
  • Professional qualification such as a degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses / CPD and reflective practice relevant to clinical speciality

Desirable
  • Training in student education

Experience

Essential
  • Substantial relevant post-qualification experience covering a broad range
  • Experience of working within a relevant specialist area
  • Experience of interdisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising junior staff, assistants and students
  • Experience of independently managing a clinical caseload
  • Experience at contributing to audit and evaluation within a clinical governance framework
  • Experience of a range of caseload management and prioritisation systems
  • Experience within specialism underpinned by theory and specific therapeutic knowledge
  • Experience of using assessment tools relevant to client group

Skills and Knowledge

Essential
  • Able to demonstrate competency in a range of clinical skills
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for individuals
  • Able to plan and prioritise own workload efficiently
  • Able to delegate work to others
  • Able to demonstrate leadership in practice
  • Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills
  • Promotes choice and independence in undertaking patient care
  • Able to demonstrate advanced communication and negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • Up to date knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the clinical setting
  • Up to date knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit and risk management
  • Able to give supervision and appraisal of junior staff
  • Up to date knowledge of professional code of conduct
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge / understanding of boundaries of role
  • Able to demonstrate how to reflect and learn from situations and identify difficulties as challenges to then work with others to identify solutions
  • Able to demonstrate co-operative team working and awareness of the roles of other professionals
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to learning and development with documented evidence of CPD

Other Requirements

Essential
  • Car driver (Valid Driving License for use in the UK)
  • Willingness to undertake training to develop within the role

Desirable
  • Flexible working
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes

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

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW

Employer's website

https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Company

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) offers diverse employment opportunities across Sussex.

We employ over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff, and our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 10,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

Why join our #CommunityThatCares at SCFT?

  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • Ongoing training and development tailored to your needs
  • Excellent research opportunities
  • BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks 
  • Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • Free health and wellbeing checks for all staff
  • Workplace nurseries rated Good and Outstanding by Ofsted

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

Contact our friendly Recruitment team on 01273 242227 or sc-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01273 696011
Location
Glynde Building
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 3EW
GB

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