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Specialist Occupational Therapist | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 17 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £37,162 - £44,629 per annum, pro rata (incl of HCAS)
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 17 July 2024
Location: Maidenhead, SL6 6DU
Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6402287/371-CHS573


This is an exciting permanent opportunity for a part time Occupational Therapist working 22.5 hours a week.The ESD for stroke team, based at St Marks’Hospital isa supportive multi-disciplinary team (MDT)comprisingNeuro Specialists in Psychology, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Therapy Assistants& Stroke Nurseswho deliver high quality assessments and rehabilitation for patients who have been discharged from hospital following a stroke, related to their individual goals and needs.

You will receive supervision and support for your caseload from experienced Occupational Therapists in the team and from the wider Community Neurological rehabilitation service.

Your professional development will be supported and encouraged.Clinical care will be provided in patients' own homes, orotherappropriate communitysettingsdependent on patient goalswithin East Berkshire,but some cover to the West of Berkshire may also berequiredas part of the wider Community Based Neuro-rehabilitation team. The successful candidate must therefore be a car driver and have access to a car. We are a well-respected,establishedand forward-thinking team where there is a culture of continual improvement to achieve exceptional outcomes for patients.

The role will provide specialist Occupational Therapy to adults with Neurological conditions that require Rehab as part of the community neurorehabilitation and Earlier Supported discharge teamfor Stroke. You will complete specialist assessments, plantreatmentand provide rehabilitation to patients who may have stroke impairments such as physical,visualand cognitive changesimpactingon theirfunctional performance.

You will work jointly and effectively communicate with MDT colleagues to achieve positive outcomes for your patients. You will use your skills to empower patients and their families to increase their independencethrough inspiring self-management and engagement in rehabilitation.

You will be able to manage your time and prioritise your demands to ensure the needs of each patient are met appropriately with the support of the MDT. You will have opportunity toparticipatein team training and service development. There is opportunity to also develop skills in treating progressive neurological conditions as part of the wider Community Based Neuro Rehab Team.

The post will be offered to individuals who are motivated, innovative and have experience ora strong desiretodevelopclinically as part of adynamic, client centred service.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
• Caring for and about you is our top priority
• Committed to providing good quality, safe services
• Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
• Flexible working options to support work-life balance
• 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
• Generous NHS pension scheme
• Excellent learning and career development opportunities
• ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
• Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips – see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

This advert closes on Thursday 25 Jul 2024

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