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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Specialist Occupational Therapist Unplanned and Intermediate Care

Job Reference: 845-LOC1861

Employer:
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Department:
START
Location:
Liversedge
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.


Band 6 – Specialist Occupational Therapist

Locala Unplanned and Intermediate Care Services

Hours per Week: 37.5 Hours/Week (part-time hours considered)

Job Type: Permanent

  • Do you have a passion for rehabilitation and crisis intervention and admission avoidance?

  • Do you have strong communication skills?

  • Do you enjoy working as part of an MDT?

  • Are you an Occupational Therapist

Be part of our success story, and contribute to our bright future. Locala Community Partnerships is a Community Interest Company (CIC), an independent, not for profit social enterprise, providing NHS services to over 400,000 people, in and around Kirklees.

Locala’s Unplanned and Intermediate Care Team, is comprised of Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists Assistant Practitioners, Nurse associates, ACP’s and Admin who have strong link with local hospitals and frailty units. An opportunity has arisen for a motivated occupational therapist, with strong core therapy skills, and a desire to develop specialist skills to join our team. The person will provide, therapy, and basic nursing and social care assessments to patients in their own home environment in a multi-disciplinary team. They will also work to support the Rapid Discharge Team in the Acute Sector as well having opportunities to work across Locala’s Intermediate Care bases.

The service covers both Acute and Community settings and offers a 7 day service, from 8am until 8pm, providing assessment, treatment and evaluation of clients’ needs, in a short term intervention program.

The aim is to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and ensure the swift patient discharge from hospital to home. The team work with other services, including the third sector, and social care. The role incorporates consultation and education, through formal, and informal training, within the primary and secondary care environment.

The post holder will require excellent communication skills to build complex relationships and network with key stakeholders to enable integration. Using initiative is essential, as is skill sharing with colleagues within the team, and the wider organisation. It is essential that all the team members work closely together, to truly integrate an MDT and provide a comprehensive service, utilising the Calderdale framework.

As a Specialist Therapist you will contribute to service and policy development with senior members of the team. Clinical supervision for junior colleagues and students, also forms part of the educational function of the role.

We are committed to supporting CPD through our robust appraisal system. This is supported delivered by in-service training, access to external courses and clinical supervision.

Locala is committed to helping employees achieve a positive work- life balance and promotes mobile working. Staff are provided with mobile technology.

For more information please contact Katy Littlewood START Team Leader – 07763563546 – kathryn.littlewood@locala.org.uk




Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Our offer to you

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance. We offer a competitive contributory pension scheme with Royal London. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven’t been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.


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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