Occupational Therapist

Job ID: 670282
Location: Brentwood
Category: Health
Salary: 26,565 - 35,577 pa plus negotiable
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Job Reference: 395-EB10-17-A

Employer:North East London NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Occupational TherapyLocation:Brentwood Community Hospital, Brentwood, EssexSalary:26,565 - 35,577 pa plus

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.
Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.
With an annual budget of more than 300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 6000 staff.
The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.
NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.
A vacancy has arising for an Occupational Therapist

This post requires the applicant to:

Be a confident, competent Occupational Therapist with experience of working in the community

Experience of dealing with Rapid Response, Crisis Intervention in the community and supporting admission avoidance

To be an excellent problem solver and able to prioritise their caseload and new referrals to respond to a two hour response time

The main responsibilities of the post:

To be the sole provider of acute delivery of Occupational therapy to the Single Point of Referral (SPOR service) working with nurses and health care assistants
This post will sit within the Intensive Rehabilitation Service to ensure that there is peer support and to promote Integration of services
To be responsible for organising and prioritising own and others workload in the day to day allocation of work
Being a lone worker in the community
To be responsible, and accountable, for service delivery to clients/patients
To be able to assess and develop plans of care to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions. This includes chronic, acute and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary. This will include continuously evaluating and acting on outcomes.
To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies.
To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.
To ensure practice is supported by research, evidence based practice, literature and peer review.
Ensure equipment used in the assessment and treatment of patients is fit for purpose, and notify the appropriate service of any faults that require repair and attention
To be able to travel between both internal and external in the organisation in order to undertake required responsibilities
To be able to carry basic equipment
To be able to deal with the pressure of working in a rapid response crisis intervention team

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are successful at interview for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview week commencing 22nd May 2017.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of 961 to a maximum of 1,665).

For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Louise Champion
Telephone number: 01277 695027
e-mail address: louise.champion@nelft.nhs.uk

All our recruitment is carried out through our recruitment system trac.jobs. You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
NELFT has signed the skills pledge and is an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer a range of opportunities which include monthly supervision, annual appraisal and a wide range of training options.
We offer a range of NHS benefits including flexible working, NHS Pension Scheme, Childcare Voucher and car scheme. To improve the working lives of our staff we are committed in helping them achieve a healthy balance between work and home life and offer a range of initiatives to help staff achieve this.
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.
NELFT operates a no smoking policy.
Should you wish to claim for travel, accommodation, or any other costs incurred with attending a job interview you will need to agree this in advance of the interview with the recruiting manager.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.
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:Full TimePay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:6Staff Group:Allied Health ProfessionalsSpecialty/Function:Occupational Therapy

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* NELFT Website
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* South West Essex Community Services website
* London Borough of Barking and Dagenham website
* London Borough of Havering Website
* London Borough of Redbridge Website
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