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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust:
We provide high quality services for the local population of over half a million 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 treat nearly three quarters of a million patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures.
- We offer care across Three hospital sites, and various community sites, using state-of-the-art facilities.
In this section you’ll find information about our hospitals, the goals the Trust is working hard to achieve, the annual plan and reports on how we are performing.
We are always try to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and have ambitious plans to continue to improve the services we offer in response to the changing needs of our patients.
Orthopaedic Occupational Therapist
Closed for applications on: 2-Mar-2023 10:31
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 2-Mar-2023 10:31
- BGH (some cross cover at RBH)
- Casterton Avenue
- BB10 2PQ
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Permanent: Weekend Working rota 8-8
- Part time
- £33,706 - £40,588 per annum
- Salary period
- (Band 6)
- Main area
- 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.
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.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Dear Potential Applicant,
It is important you are made aware of the following as regards your application to East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata. For posts on Agenda for Change pay-scales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.
- This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received. Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
- Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.
- Please note that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post. Therefore only applicants, who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.
Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)
If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.
The healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied. Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full at the time of employment checks. By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.
The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £42.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £22.00 which includes a small handling fee.
This cost is not applicable for a Volunteer post
The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.
We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background.
We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that ELHT has an under-representation of BAME employees. Appointments will be made on merit.
Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.
If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. By telephone 01254 732075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH
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.
- 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
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.
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