Occupational Therapist - Community

Peartree House Rehabilitation

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Job summary

We are looking for an experienced part-time, band 6 or 7 neuro Occupational Therapist to join our highly developed, inter-disciplinary team. This position is for our Community Service, where you'll be expected to bring your own experience to make the post truly your own within a fast growing area of the business.

This role would require you to cover the Southampton area + a 2 hour radius around Southampton, though most clients will be based in Southampton.

Travel time will also be paid.

Considered part time for 22.5 to 30 hours a week flexible working.

The ideal candidate will possess developed skills in providing direct clinical care, holistic assessment, treatment, review and management of clients with physical, cognitive and psychological impairments as a result of acquired brain injury. Individuals working with us will benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities. You will be supported and funded to pursue skill based/academic CPD programmes and regular opportunities to participate in in-service training. We provide services in our inpatient service and community settings providing a good case mix to work with and develop a wider range of skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be visiting clients within the community, in hospital and at Peartree House where you'll use evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist OT programmes for a complex caseload of adults with acquired brain injury. This includes treating those with severe physical, cognitive and behavioural impairments and disabilities. They will provide OT in a variety of settings, including home and community to facilitate maximum community re-integration. You will need to demonstrate clinical reasoning skills in evaluating, analysing and comparing a range of therapy options in relation to clinical outcomes and treat and progress client care to maximise rehabilitation potential. You will liaise with other specialist services as required and facilitate and plan safe discharges in conjunction with the MDT/appropriate agencies. The successful candidate will have post graduate experience in inpatient or community neurorehabilitation and be a car driver.

About us

Peartree House Rehabilitation is a private specialist unit based in Southampton. Through active inpatient neurological rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, slow stream rehabilitation and long-term complex care, we pride ourselves on providing goal-driven, patient-centred interventions. The service focuses on managing a range of deficits caused by an acquired brain injury and neurological problems, with the aim of reintegration into community, family, social, education and work situations. Working in a department which offers a wide range of experience you will be encouraged and supported to develop your clinical, teaching, and managerial skills. The role can be part time or full time. A comprehensive internal and external CPD programme is in place, and we offer a competitive salary with opportunities to develop and be promoted to more senior roles in the service.

Date posted

10 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0181-24-0011

Job locations

8a

Peartree Avenue

Southampton

SO19 7JP


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide direct clinical care, which encompasses Occupational Therapy holistic assessment, treatment, review and management of clients with physical, cognitive and psychological impairments as a result of acquired brain injury

  • Ensure appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referrals to other agencies as required

  • Work as an autonomous practitioner being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of work, managing own caseload and maintaining accurate records

  • Work as an integral member of the Interdisciplinary team to agreed systems and processes to produce common rehabilitation goals as part of the rehabilitation programme

  • Clinically supervise junior Occupational Therapy staff, assistants and students

  • Provide specialist advice to other health care professionals, carers and family members

  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining and improving clinical standards as set by national and regional bodies

  • Ongoing professional development

  • Take an active role in service development

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide direct clinical care, which encompasses Occupational Therapy holistic assessment, treatment, review and management of clients with physical, cognitive and psychological impairments as a result of acquired brain injury

  • Ensure appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referrals to other agencies as required

  • Work as an autonomous practitioner being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of work, managing own caseload and maintaining accurate records

  • Work as an integral member of the Interdisciplinary team to agreed systems and processes to produce common rehabilitation goals as part of the rehabilitation programme

  • Clinically supervise junior Occupational Therapy staff, assistants and students

  • Provide specialist advice to other health care professionals, carers and family members

  • Demonstrate commitment to maintaining and improving clinical standards as set by national and regional bodies

  • Ongoing professional development

  • Take an active role in service development

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/ Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of completion of specialist courses within the field of neurological and stroke therapy

Experience

Essential

  • Postgraduate experience working with neurological conditions
  • Evidence of completion of specialist courses within the field of neurological rehabilitation and possesses developed specialist knowledge
  • Experience of assessment and treatment of complex and specialist cases within field of neurological therapy
  • Possess skills for assessing, forming occupational diagnosis and providing treatment to patient caseload
  • IT Skills use of word, excel, database, power point, email and internet use.
  • CPD evidence of maintaining clinical skills and knowledge through clinical practice and formal education.
  • Demonstrates understanding of complex relationship between physical, cognitive, psychological and social dimensions of illness. Knowledge of current legislation.
  • Ability to conduct appropriate Risk Assessment
  • Experience of supervising staff and students teaching
  • A clean driving licence is required to enable use of company wheelchair accessible vehicles
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/ Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of completion of specialist courses within the field of neurological and stroke therapy

Experience

Essential

  • Postgraduate experience working with neurological conditions
  • Evidence of completion of specialist courses within the field of neurological rehabilitation and possesses developed specialist knowledge
  • Experience of assessment and treatment of complex and specialist cases within field of neurological therapy
  • Possess skills for assessing, forming occupational diagnosis and providing treatment to patient caseload
  • IT Skills use of word, excel, database, power point, email and internet use.
  • CPD evidence of maintaining clinical skills and knowledge through clinical practice and formal education.
  • Demonstrates understanding of complex relationship between physical, cognitive, psychological and social dimensions of illness. Knowledge of current legislation.
  • Ability to conduct appropriate Risk Assessment
  • Experience of supervising staff and students teaching
  • A clean driving licence is required to enable use of company wheelchair accessible vehicles

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Peartree House Rehabilitation

Address

8a

Peartree Avenue

Southampton

SO19 7JP


Employer's website

https://peartreerehab.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Peartree House Rehabilitation

Address

8a

Peartree Avenue

Southampton

SO19 7JP


Employer's website

https://peartreerehab.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Community Manager

Caroline Watts

caroline.watts@peartreerehab.co.uk

02380448168

Date posted

10 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0181-24-0011

Job locations

8a

Peartree Avenue

Southampton

SO19 7JP


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