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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/05/2022.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 449-ASP766

Solent NHS Trust
Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. We are looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our team!

Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team (PRRT) is an integrated Health and Social Care team responsible for supporting admission avoidance and reablement for the adult Portsmouth community.

PRRT delivers personalised care, support and interventions to maximise independence and reduce further deterioration. We do this by providing:

  • Reablement response to help support individuals achieve their goals, supporting them to regain skills, confidence and independence enabling them to do things for themselves.
  • Responsive service with wrap around support to optimally manage their needs at home and avoid unnecessary admissions

You will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team alongside service users to promote independence and daily living skills. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers and Rehab Assistants who work together in an integrated way to provide co-ordinated, person-centred support to promote independence and to improve quality of life.

This role will demonstrate excellent communication skills, using them to engage, persuade or negotiate with clients with complex, at times challenging, needs to ensure they are provided with the most appropriate care and support. The clinical work requires the post holder to have a broad but in-depth knowledge of the types of conditions and needs typically experienced by older people along with expert skills in improving and maintaining function in the elderly. You will have responsibility for a caseload of patients assessing their needs, formulating intervention plans, delivering interventions, and evaluating outcomes. The ideal candidate will also have experience in supervision and training of others including students and have specialist skills in assessment and therapeutic interventions with older people.

In return, we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within the role and support our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities. This support will occur through a mix of supervisions (clinical, management and safeguarding), personal development plans and the candidates own active participation in supervision and education of others.

The service is covered over seven days and you will be required to work 1 weekend in 4, including a shift pattern of early (8-4) and late (12-8) shifts.

Please note you must be a car driver with a valid driving licence and have access to a transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the trust, to meet the needs of the service.

For more information on this post, please contact Catherine Ayling, PRRT OT Team Lead on 0300 1234021 or email or follow the link to watch a video to meet our team in the Job Description!

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

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