Orthopaedic Occupational Therapist
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, well motivated and skilled band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Acute Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Integrated Team working across all ward areas and departments within Orthopaedics. The work is primarily based on the Burnley General Hospital site however there will be some expectation to cross cover at Royal Blackburn Hospital. You will need to be forward thinking, have a passion for humanising patients’ recovery and have a problem solving approach to patient management. The ability to work within a fast paced and pressured environment is essential, along with having excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstration of the ability to support other team members. You will have a wide range of clinical expertise in multiple settings. You will be responsible for the provision of occupational therapy assessment, intervention and discharge planning / stepping down of patients with multiple, sometimes complex, diagnoses. You will also need to work independently as well as with other members of the MDT, in order to provide a patient centred service, working to identify holistic short and long term goals, and rehabilitation plans. There will be the opportunity to develop your orthopaedic skills and knowledge, whilst continuing to embed the role of occupational therapy in this setting. You will participate in service improvement, new models of working, clinical audit and continued professional development.
Main duties of the job
Occupational Therapists carry out independent, holistic professional assessments of a person’s needs, with regard to independent living and functioning/ occupational performance. Occupational Therapy intervention is provided on the basis of that assessment. The post holder will be responsible for the provision of an Occupational Therapy service at a specialist level for the designated area. This post will involve carrying a defined caseload of patients that require specialist Occupational Therapy skills. The post holder will implement the Occupational Therapy process with patients presenting with a variety of complex needs. Patients will have chronic, complex, disabling, or challenging conditions. The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner, responsible for providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment, rehabilitation for orthopaedic patients and provide advice to other multi agency professionals, junior staff and Occupational Therapy students. The post holder will have responsibility for monitoring, organising and supervising junior members of the Occupational Therapy Service including Occupational Therapists, support staff and students. Assist the lead OT in planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating of the OT service provided. The post-holder will act as a source of expertise and demonstrate advanced knowledge, skill and experience in their role.
Working for our organisation
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
Experience and Skills
- Post graduate therapy experience in a relevant setting.
- Able to use a variety of assessments/interventions.
- Supervision skills
- Advanced communication skills
- Workload management skills
- Research skills.
- HCPC registered.
- Commitment to lifelong learning
- Car driver and has access to a car undertake visits in the community as required
- Ability to work weekends on a rota
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rebecca Hope
- Job title
- Operational Therapy Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01254 732415
- Additional information
Louise Davies - Head of Acute Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy on 01254 733049.