Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you a dynamic and motivated and would like a new challenge every day?
We have a vacancy for a full time Band 2 Occupational Therapy assistant within the surgery team based at Freeman hospital.
The surgery team provides cover to a wide range of wards with numerous regional specialities including vascular, cardiothoracic, renal, transplant unit. As a band 2 you will be part of a friendly dynamic team who will provide you with daily support and direction. We assess patients from a wide geographical area and we have close contacts with many community services.
The key focus of occupational therapy in our team is to help facilitate a safe and effective discharge home from hospital in a fast paced environment, ensuring we adopt a patient centred approach at all times to meet their individual needs.
The Occupational Therapy department is committed to providing a high quality service with regular staff supervision and in service training programme.
- Interview date: 6th March 2024
- 37 hours 30 minutes /week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy
Main duties of the job
- Information gathering and liaison with patients, carers and other agencies
- Practice of functional and wellbeing tasks as delegated by Occupational Therapists
- Ordering, delivery and fitting of adaptive equipment
- Documentation of interventions and
- Complete administrative tasks as required
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To work alongside and under the supervision of a registered Occupational Therapist to provide both direct and indirect patient care.
- To carry a caseload delegated by the Occupational Therapist who has carried out an initial assessment.
You will have the opportunity to assist the Occupational Therapy team with a range of therapeutic interventions including information gathering from both medical notes patients and their carers, joint working with moving and handling , delivering and fitting of equipment essential for discharge, assisting on home assessment visits. We work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team which is essential to ensure all therapy goals are achieved.
There is also a requirement to undertake delegated administrative tasks that assist the occupational therapists and contribute to the effective running of the department.
You will have excellent communication skills, and problem solving skills. Previous experience in a healthcare setting would be advantageous.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.