Occupational Therapist (Band 6)

Job details
Posting date: 15 December 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 26 January 2021
Location: Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9DD
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 262-A-20-80263

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Occupational Therapist

37.5 hours per week (shifts)

We have a fixed term vacancy for 12 months to cover maternity leave for a Band 6 Community Occupational therapist. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic team player to join the Keswick & Solway ICC - to be based in Wigton, but may be required to work throughout the ICC, depending on demand.

You will need to be experienced in managing patients with a variety of conditions, and be able to use your assessment and clinical judgement skills to the full. Ideally, you will also have some community experience.

The main function of the Community Rehabilitation Team within the ICC is the prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions, facilitate early discharge from the acute setting and provide patient centred support. This may be in the form of rehabilitation and/or care support plans. As a qualified clinician you would be expected to provide timely assessment of the patient’s needs and put the appropriate plans in place for their ongoing management. You will also be expected to be part of our Lead Professional of the Day rota and contribute to the rapid response function of the team.

The successful applicant would be supported by a team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Assistant Practitioners, Rehab Assistants, Home Care Practitioners and Hub coordination staff. We work very closely with the local GP’s, District Nurses and Mental Health Team, as well as Adult Social Care and other agencies.

The post requires 7 day working on a rota basis, covering the hours between 8am and 8pm – 7.5 hour shifts. Full-time hours. Car driver essential.

Informal enquiries: contact Joanne Wills (Team Lead/Physio) 07811 714 268 or Fiona Dalton (OT) from Wigton Community Rehab Team for further information (01946 853333 option 7)

ICCs aim to address the challenges of an aging population and increasing demand on health and care services by providing more out of hospital care and empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing. This will require new ways of working to focus on preventing ill health and ensure services are sustainable for the future. These new ways of working will follow the same approach across all eight ICCs with flexibility to tailor services to the needs of local people.

A short animation has been developed to explain why we need ICCs and how they will work:

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

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