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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2020.

Band 7 Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-20-84691-KW

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Community Health Services
Location:
Leicestershire
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust are working together with Adult Social Care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) in order to deliver a newly commissioned HomeFirst service offer alongside core Community Therapy.

As a result there has been investment in staffing in order to ensure that services can be delivered by the right therapist in the right place at the right time, and to ensure that the local population across LLR receive timely high quality therapy. LLR has also been selected as an accelerator site for the national Ageing Well Programme.

This is therefore a really exciting time to be joining this relatively newly formed service which brings together an integrated health and social care offer delivered by community-based nursing, therapy and adult social care teams and will allow you to use your clinical Occupational Therapy skills to:

  • support people to remain in their homes when they are having a health or social care crisis, rather than needing to go into hospital or a care home

  • help people get home from hospital quickly and provide them with rehabilitation and reablement to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence

  • deliver high quality core therapy reablement, rehabilitation and recovery to people within their own homes

We have two exciting opportunities for Clinical Lead Occupational Therapists (one based in City and one based in County) to join our existing Clinical & Operational therapy leadership team. The successful postholders will undertake high quality clinical interventions to the most complex patients on caseloads and provide effective clinical leadership and advice, focusing on the development of an effective and efficient therapy service working effectively as part of the LLR system. These posts requires a level of personal responsibility and we are looking for highly motivated clinicians who are resilient and proactive, with the ability to prioritise their own workload, use their initiative and the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. You will demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to adapt to a changing and pressurised environment whilst being flexible to meet the needs of the service. .

Applicants should have a broad range of knowledge and transferable skills gained either through prior experience within the community or the Adult Social Care environment at a Band 6/7 level. You will be supported to develop by an established team of senior therapists and the OT professional lead but must be able to demonstrate skills in supporting the clinical development and training of an established team of therapists and technical instructors in line with evidence based practice. You will be required to lead service development, grow your skillset and to challenge the way we do things to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for patients.

We are looking for determined and self-motivated individuals who can make a difference to the care of patients from all backgrounds, and to promote therapy services within the trust.

As a service we operate Monday to Friday 8-6 and Saturday/Sunday/Bank holidays 8-4. Hours/days worked are based on a rota system.

Please note – both posts are being offered as either a 12 month Fixed Term Contract or as a secondment within LLR – please ensure that you have the support of your line manager for a secondment prior to submitting your application.

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance. To this aim the Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy.

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker, and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy. Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you.

CAR DRIVER AND ACCESS TO A CAR IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS POST. IF YOU ARE NOT A CAR DRIVER OR DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A CAR WE REQUEST AN APPLICATION IS NOT SUBMITTED.

For further information about this post please contact Melanie Rowland, Operational and Transformation Lead on 07765 471377.




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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