Frailty Occupational Therapist | Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 19 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £29,828 - £36,311 per annum Including HCA
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 19 May 2024
Location: SLough, SL24HL
Company: Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6228374/151-DV-56

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Occupational Therapist Practitioner

Job Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 occupational therapist to join the Integrated Frailty Liaison Team at Wexham Park Hospital permanently.

This is a role in which you can develop your occupational therapy skill set and advance your clinical skills working closely with the acute frailty Liaison Team.

As an occupational therapist, you will spend time in a patient-facing role in the Emergency Department & the Acute Assessment Unit in the identification of frailty patients early in their journey to provide holistic assessment and prevent hospital admissions.

You will gain experience in treating a range of complex patients with multiple co-morbidity.

The Frailty Service provides a front-door assessment service including the development of comprehensive geriatric assessments and complex care plans to support admission avoidance, reduce length of stay, and avoid unnecessary re-admissions for individuals living with frailty.

The Frailty service is a 7-day service, and the applicant will be expected to work late shifts and weekends

Assist The Frailty Team in the planning, co-coordinating, delivering and evaluating the Therapy service provided to patients within Frailty on a day-to-day basis

To assist in the delivery of a high-quality assessments and interventions to promote the patient’s independence and well-being, avoid hospital admission.

There’s never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country’s largest and most respected trusts

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We continue to invest in our services and facilities, including a £10 million upgrade to the hospital maternity unit as well as £49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site. The opening of a brand new £100m state of the art hospital which replaced the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood and are planning to invest further in diagnostics and inpatient capacity at Frimley Park.

We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our new EPR – Epic – went live in June and we are already beginning to reap the benefits of this ambitious investment.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you’ll feel at home at Frimley Health.

• Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
• Registered with HCPC

• Experience through placement/job role in an acute hospital setting
• Experience through placement/job role in multi-disciplinary team setting

This advert closes on Monday 29 Apr 2024

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