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Job summary

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Job ref
320-CDCS-3068-A
Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/07/2024 23:59
Interview date
08/08/2024

Employer heading

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.  This commitment is to guarantee an interview for any candidate that has disclosed a disability under the Equality Act 2010 and who meets the essential criteria set out in the person specification.  Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 will be considered upon request.

 

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

We have a new opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational therapist to develop and lead therapy provision on Ward 5 at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.

Ward 5 is a 23 bedded unit that supports flow of patients through acute wards on the main Royal Derby Hospital site by taking patients identified for P1 or P2a discharges from all Derby City and Derbyshire areas.  Patients have an agreed pathway and a discharge plan in place before transfer to ward 5 where they await their POC or Rehab bed to be sourced.

This is an opportunity for an experienced therapist to support patient progression, reablement, reduction of care needs and discharge preparations. The position supports development of leadership, people management and service development skills. Working to and embedding the philosophy of Making Every Moment Matter for patients.

Main duties of the job

You will be leading a small team, with a rotational B5 and Generic therapy assistant and be expected to have or be willing to develop dual professional OT and Physiotherapy competencies to work generically. The role will encourage you to work flexibly, problem solve effectively and use strength-based skills.  Excellent communication and team working skills are essential.

You will work closely with the nursing team, discharge team and  ward based GP to promote an enabling approach across the ward to ensure patients remain ready for discharge.

There are established strong links with the MDT on DAU to support timely discharges and clinical supervision and day to day support is in place. There are opportunities to work flexibly outreaching to perform assessments in the patients own environment.

The service is currently Monday to Friday.

Closing date of applications: 25 July 2024

Interview date: 8 August 2024

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:

  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England – an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A&Es across our network every day – 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Well written specific application expressing desire for role

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Acute discharge planning Experience
  • Strength based mindset
  • Equipment prescribing Experience
  • Supervision / delegation / Experience of supporting others/ student educator
  • Team working experience
Desirable criteria
  • Strength based formal training attendance
  • Generic Working experience
  • Leadership Experience
  • Apple accreditation/ clinical educator qualification

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces CovenantNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality Mark 2024

Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Christine Ridley
Job title
Lead Occupational therapist
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
07385374103
Additional information

An informal visit and/o further discussion are strongly recommended

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Training Centre
Rehab Block
Level 3
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 788466
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