Occupational Therapist - COOP

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and dynamic place to work. Our values - safe, caring, excellent - are at the core of everything we do and are the basis for our interactions with patients and each other.

The Trust is rated 'good' by the Care Quality Commission who described our services as effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Basildon Hospital was the first in the country to be rated as 'outstanding' for maternity care and our ambition is to become 'outstanding' in as many services as possible over the coming months and years.

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew's Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

We work collaboratively with our NHS partners in mid and south Essex to ensure that local people have access to the best possible healthcare services.

We are part of UCLPartners, an academic health and science partnership with over 40 members who together form one of the world's leading centres of medical innovation and education. We offer a professional environment where all staff have excellent education, coaching, mentoring, training and development opportunities.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our healthcare team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!

We have exciting opportunities for Band 6 Occupational Therapists within our Department of Medicine for Older Persons. The role will cover care of the elderly and palliative medicine.

We are looking for Occupational Therapists who are keen to gain clinical experience as a Band 6 within a forward thinking and supportive Adult Therapy Service you will be part of a well led, dynamic and friendly team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistants, who constantly strive for integrated working - optimizing patient care and team morale. The team works together to achieve both positive patient experience and outcomes.

As part of an integrated therapy service you may report to a Band 7 Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist team lead in your clinical area. In all areas you will be able to access senior OT professional support and opportunities for clinical and professional training and development. There will be opportunities to enhance skills in cognitive and behavioural assessments as part specialist occupational therapy training.

Working as an autonomous clinician and as an integral part of the Multidisciplinary team (MDT) you will be responsible for assessing patients, discussing patient agreed goals and expectations, deliver highly skilled treatments and provide education for patients and carers. You will also be responsible for ensuring safe and timely discharges for patients in each of the clinical areas.

Our ideal candidate will be confident with appropriate NHS experience, clearly able to demonstrate a desire to actively participate in all aspects of the role. They must be willing and able to lead on various elements of the work in this exciting and demanding acute area of OT. The successful candidate must be an effective team player with excellent communication and organizational skills. They will be able to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning and have the ability to explain their decisions and actions in a way that all concerned will be able to understand. They must also be able to demonstrate evidence of recent learning and examples of continued professional and clinical development.

The role will enable the development of a broad range of skills to support your career progression. Band 6 level role will provide you with a well-rounded set of clinical skills and an opportunity to promote the value and positive impact Occupational Therapy can have on people's lives. Many OT skills are transferable between clinical settings therefore increasing both your career prospects in the future: we actively encourage and support succession from Band 6 to Band 7 Occupational Therapist.

As a service we offer:

• Regular supervision
• Opportunities for professional & personal development
• Service Development opportunities
• In-service training & post graduate education
• Clinical Supervision
• Multidisciplinary team and uni-profession meetings
• Flexible Working
• Good multidisciplinary working
• Regular staff integration and social events and Therapy Staff recognition awards.
• NHSP Bank work opportunities

For further details / informal visits contact:

Diane Parkins, Professional Lead Occupational Therapist. ( Email address removed )

BTUH is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding your application or possible interview.

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

We have a range of benefits applicable to staff so please look at the BTUH website for futher information.

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