Specialist Occupational Therapist | East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 28 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £32,306 - £39,027 pa
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 28 October 2021
Location: Burnley, BB10 2PQ
Company: East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3524602/435-D231-21-A

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Are you looking for exciting new opportunities to develop your specialist clinical skills?

Innovation is driving change throughout ELHT, and our Integrated Therapy Service is at the forefront embracing service improvement resulting in significant developments in patient care. Therapy services are a highly valued member of the Community Services working in conjunction with our Primary Care and social care colleagues to deliver an integrated neighbourhood model within Primary Care Networks through a culture of continuous improvement. The Integrated Therapy Service is leading the newly developed Post COVID Syndrome Service and you will be involved in the delivery, developing knowledge and expertise in this exciting new specialist field. The Integrated Therapy service also delivers Community Rehabilitation, Specialist assessment for aids and adaptations and In-patient rehabilitation on Intermediate care community wards.

If you are a qualified Occupational therapist with HCPC registration and are interested in developing specialist community rehabilitation skills, we look forward to hearing from you. Flexible Hours considered.

The Integrated Therapy team operates across 6 localities across East Lancashire, and currently provides Community rehabilitation, aids and adaptations, Post covid recovery service, and In Patient Intermediate care rehabilitation. If you are interested in working in one of the areas, please get in touch

As an enthusiastic and dynamic senior Occupational therapist you will be supported to develop your enterprise initiatives and lead on quality improvements for the integrated service while utilising your leadership skills to support the team and collaborate with community colleagues.

You will be joining one of our Community Integrated Therapy Teams which consist of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and support staff, working in collaboration with a number of other community services to provide timely, high quality rehabilitation for our patients in a number of local neighbourhood settings.

You will manage your own caseload as well as having the opportunity to lead and support junior members of the team including student training.

The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly across the East Lancashire footprint to meet service needs

As we are a community based service it is essential that you are a car driver, with access to a vehicle for work purposes.

To meet service demands where required, this post will be subject to 7 day working between extended hours from 08.00 until 18.00.

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

The Integrated Therapy teams are part of a wide range of AHP services in ELHT across acute and community. Staff are supported by the use of clinical skills matrix and training needs analysis which build individualised development plans. We offer comprehensive supervision as well as access to ‘best practice’ designed care pathways.

1. Undertake a comprehensive therapy assessment at a specialist level with
patients, allocated to your caseload. This may involve the selection and
application of standardised and non-standardised assessments.

2. Interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical factors (including physical,
environmental, psychosocial, mental, spiritual, political and cultural aspects of the patients life) in order to identify and provide specialist advice and intervention for the facilitation of optimum levels of functioning. This will require the post holder to consider a range of options, some of which may conflict and require negotiation, having to consider the needs of individuals, families and carers.

3. Formulate goals in partnership with the patient, carers and family, clearly
communicating clinical reasoning, in order to justify recommendations and
utilising most appropriate treatment/intervention for the patients’ needs and to maximise independence

4. Implement a variety of evidence based therapy interventions to a specialist level according to the needs of the individual patient.

5. Evaluate and modify the treatment programme as appropriate.

6. Independently manage a varied and complex caseload on a day to day basis, organising your time effectively and efficiently with regards to clinical priorities ensuring good use of skills within the team by delegating and allocating work to junior and support staff as appropriate.

7. Advise, support and educate patients, carers and other professionals in the self management of a patient’s condition.

8. Initiate and organise case reviews involving multi-disciplinary and multi agency staff. The post holder may be required to take the key worker role.

9. Develop, maintain and demonstrate specialist clinical skills related to clinical area, which are underpinned by theory, research and practical experience.

10. Be responsible for assessing and recommending both minor and major
adaptations/environmental modifications, seeking advice from senior staff when necessary. This will require a good working knowledge of the process of eligibility for specialist equipment and disabled facilities grants and being able to explain the process to others.

11.Assess for and provide standard and specialist assistive technology for patients in accordance with local criteria and pathways for provision.

12. Advise, instruct and educate patients, carers and other professionals in the use of standard and specialist assistive technology and environmental adaptation where appropriate.

13.Undertake and document risk assessments and manage the risk.

14.Work as an autonomous practitioner in a variety of settings (wards, clinics, patients own home, care home, hospital etc) where there is a requirement to make decisions spontaneously.

15.Work across agencies and have a working knowledge and understanding of the systems within Health, Housing, and Social Services in order to facilitate the recommendation of treatment approach, equipment, access and adaptation issues.

16.Record patient contact statistics.

17.Delegate, monitor, organise and supervise the work of junior and support staff as appropriate.

18.Deputise for senior staff in the day to day running of the department as required.

19.Maintain treatment areas and equipment used to an appropriate standard in accordance with health and safety, infection control and other relevant guidance.

20.Attend local Neighbourhood Team meetings as required to support development and delivery of joint care plans.

21.Work collaboratively with colleagues in Acute Therapies to facilitate hospital discharge and inform development of discharge planning from admission with patients who are known to the Community Integrated Therapy Service.

This advert closes on Wednesday 27 Oct 2021

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