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Occupational Therapist

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Occupational Therapist

CAPTION: Job details

Posting date: 12 September 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Band 5
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 September 2019
Location: Farnham, GU9 9QL
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 834-190001ZH

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Occupational Therapist ( Band 5 Rotational post)

Virgincare Surrey (based from Farnham hospital/ Camberley health centre)

The Virgin Care Community Hospitals, Rapid Response and Rehabilitation Occupational therapists provide specialist advice and treatment for patients in both our Community Hospitals and within their own homes. We deliver an occupational therapy service for across the surrounding region and aim to make a difference to people's lives within this community.

Team summary

As a rotational Occupational Therapist you will join a multidisciplinary team and will work alongside dedicated and highly-skilled NHS-trained Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists and Nursing staff. You will receive support for development and regular clinical supervision from experienced therapists.

Role summary

This is an ideal first rotation for a new graduate or for an experienced Band 5 clinician wishing to consolidate their clinical skills, developing specialist expertise and enhance their supervision/teaching knowledge. Rotations are for 6 months and include Inpatient Rehabilitation (stroke and older people) and Community Rehabilitation, with some input into the Rapid Response service. Rotational are based at Farnham hospital and Camberley Health service

Our vacancy

Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams across health, social and voluntary sectors you'll deliver high quality, individualised, evidence based care to all patients, maintain confidentiality, privacy and dignity of patients. You'll care for patients and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work

Band 5 Occupational Therapists have on-site band 6 and 7 support, regular in-service training, and individual objective setting with supervision.

The successful post holder will be responsible for;

Delivering of high quality, individualised, evidenced based care to all patients

To maintain accurate records in line with local standards and The Royal college of Occupational Therapists standards.

Maintaining confidentiality, privacy and dignity of patients

Learning, developing and adapting to change evidenced in CPD

Operating in a team and contributing to team decisions

Managing own caseload and prioritising

Teaching of patients, carers and peers

Ensuring that therapy input is integrated into the patients' overall care plan

Operating as an autonomous practitioner working without direct supervision and at times lone working

Providing support to unqualified staff and students

Working with managers to develop the service in line with patient need, local and national developments

Leading, developing and managing others

Successful applicants will demonstrate the following essential qualities:

Motivation, adaptability and innovation

Ability to work flexibly across specialities as need arises

Ability to carry out a range of assessments and procedures in order to write and evaluate treatment plans

Ability to identify and set clinical goals with patient and / or carer

Possess HCPC (Occupational Therapy) registration

Experience of working within an NHS organisation at preregistration or post registration level

Knowledge of relevant national guidance and other relevant initiatives

Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams across health, social and voluntary sectors

Excellent communication skills

BSc/Diploma in Occupational Therapy or equivalent

Access to a car and hold a valid UK licence

The rewards

As a valued member of the team, we'll offer you a competitive salary based on AFC payscale (pay award outcome pending), and access to the NHS pension scheme. We have an established programme of ongoing training and development. As a vibrant organisation, we are committed to progressive, continuous improvement and innovation within a thriving team

Working for Virgin Care comes with additional benefits - these include use of the Virgin tribe card which offers discounts on many products including up to 40% off Virgin trains, discounts on Virgin holidays and a host of other savings.

In addition to the above, you could receive an additional one-off payment of up to £2,000 as a welcome to our service - a Golden Hello from us, to you!

If our Band 5 (Rotational) Occupational Therapy role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of what we can do for your career then we'd love to hear from you.

For further information including a job description please contact Alison Burns on [Click here to apply] or email [Click here to apply]

Virgin Care are committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply

Virgin Care Limited reserves the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The ability to be able to travel between sites is essential as at time the post-holder may be required on other sites within the South-West Surrey /North east Hampshire Virgin care locality.

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