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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/04/2020.

Advanced Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 818-SS82

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Fen House, Lincoln
£37,570 - £43,772


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The Electronic Assistive Technology Service provides communication aids and environmental controls to people with long term physical disabilities across the East Midlands. We are seeking an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our team. This role will involve working with both children and adults with physical and learning disabilities across the East Midlands to ensure that they are provided with the correct technology to enable them to have a voice and increase their independence. The post will also involve influencing the development of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) services within the region.

The main roles and responsibilities in this post will be:

  • To complete independent assessment of adults and children across the East Midlands to ascertain their needs and prescribe appropriate Environmental Control , Computer Access and alternative and augmentative communication equipment to meet this need.
  • To independently manage a caseload of AAC / Environmental Control users at all stages of intervention
  • To support implementation of systems by training staff and family around the adult or child.
  • To provide awareness raising of the role of an environmental control’s and AAC service across the region.
  • To line manage other staff within the team.
  • To actively undergo regular Continuing Professional Development. This will be supported by the department in the form of attendance at training courses and national conference etc.
  • To have a role in research and audit within the department.
  • To represent the team at a national level e.g. attendance at national working party meetings, national conference etc.

You will be a qualified occupational therapist registered with HCPC. You should have experience of working with people with long term physical disabilities and experience of working with environmental controls and communication aids is preferred. It is essential that you have enthusiasm for developing skills in this area as the pace of change is rapid. You will also have experience of multi-disciplinary working and work with a wide range of disabilities.

This role will involve travel across the East Midlands (Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes) and therefore daily access to transport is essential. Travel expenses will be provided and a lease car scheme is available in line with the trusts’ travel policies. Please note that although this role is based in Lincoln, the trusts’ flexible and mobile working policy can be used to ensure that those living in the wider East Midlands Region can be enabled to be an effective member of the team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Jon Rouston or Sarah Seamer on 01522 697282 with any questions.

Based on feedback from our staff, we have been named among the Health Services Journal’s (HSJ) and Nursing Times’ top 100 ‘Great Places to Work’. We’re in the top 20 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2014 NHS National Staff Survey

Important Information: All new employees will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required for the post. The Disclosure & Barring Service application form (formerly CRB) will be provided by LCHS and the fee will be deducted from your salary over a maximum of a 6 month period.

Any existing employees who require a DBS check as part of the application process will be subject to a charge for that DBS check.

We are a Disability Confident employer ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Support and/or assistance with completing an application form is available from the Workforce Services Team by calling 01522 308700.

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.

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