We are looking for highly motivated, innovative and friendly Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our Stroke, Rehabilitation and Early Supported Discharge Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has stroke/ neurology experience to rotate between the Stroke Unit based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and the Stroke Early Supported Discharge community team.
We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good time management skills, works well in a team as well as independently and is able to support and appraise Band 5's and Therapy Support Worker staff. This post holder would be expected to mentor students by being a practice educator linked with the Universities.
We are able to offer patients the opportunity of assessment and treatment over weekends and Bank Holidays and this post holder would be expected to participate in the 7-day working rota for this.
We currently have 2 full time positions available.
We look forward to meeting you at interview and exploring all the opportunities you will gain by joining us in this exciting and essential role.
Please note you will need to be able to meet the driving requirements of the role.
Main duties of the job
To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.
To have developed, through experience and postgraduate training, the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required for the post.
The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow and safe timely discharge.
To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.
To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure the delivery of an efficient operational service.
To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health economy.
To have highly effective communication skills and demonstrate these on a continual basis with patients, carers, colleagues and the wider Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).
To undertake audit as a part of the role.
Working for our organisation
Our acute stroke service is based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. Services include hyper acute and acute stroke care wards and Stroke Early Supported Discharge and you will rotate between the inpatient and ESD setting.
We have a strong culture of professional leadership and support. Each profession has a head of profession delivering local, regional and national professional strategy. This includes AHP’s into action, job planning, electronic rostering, electronic data capture, quality improvement strategy, and representation at internal and external meetings raising the profile of Therapies at all times.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Degree in occupational therapy
Registered with Health and Care professional Council
Some evidence of clinical training in relevant areas e.g. Medical, Neurology including Stroke
Evidence of broad range of pre and post qualification experience
Evidence of experience in relevant area of clinical practice
Some evidence of teaching/ student experience
Participated in audit and research
Evidence of CPD detailing clinical experience relevant to the post
Evidence of specialist level of clinical reasoning
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Evidence of leadership ability
Able to meet the driving requirements of the role