We are seeking an experienced and motivated Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our Surgery Team. The multi professional team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants.
The Surgery Team covers the cardiac and general surgery units, including the respective intensive care and high dependency units, as well as the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation service.
As part of this role the post holder will provide occupational therapy to the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation service. This will principally be to provide psychological assessments and interventions to patients who have needs identified by the multi-professional team. Evidence of postgraduate experience and competence in this area is therefore essential.
Within the in-patient team the post holder will have practical skills in goal setting and progressing patients through their acute phase rehabilitation programmes to achieve their individual goals. Experience with complex patients and multiple pathologies would be an advantage.
Discharge planning is a key role of this post and the ability to make informed decisions regarding timely and appropriate discharges from the ward will be vital to the successful candidate. Strong leadership skills are essential to complement your advanced occupational therapy knowledge and skills.
On a day to day basis you will be co-ordinating and monitoring the activity and caseload demands of your clinical areas alongside two part time band7's, providing evidence based education and training to the MDT and supporting junior therapists in the team to ensure high quality occupational therapy is achieved.
This role requires that you work closely with and support your physiotherapy colleagues to ensure the smooth operational management and strategic development of the whole team.
Your ability to promote interprofessional working and uphold our philosophy of team work is critical.
The Allied Health Professions Directorate is a dynamic and forward thinking team of dedicated therapists who actively engage in teaching. Training and ongoing continual professional development, with opportunities for further education and personal development with regular appraisal using the KSF, personal learning objectives and supervision from the
Therapy Clinical Leads will form part of your support and development in your role within the team and the wider AHP department.
For further details please contact Nicola McGill, Acting Surgery Team Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sam Breen, Clinical Lead (email@example.com) or via phone on 0161 276 4636 to discuss your interest in this post.
The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
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