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Band 5 Occupational Therapist Developmental Role

Employer
Bromley Healthcare CIC
Location
Bromley (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£32,720 - £39,769 Inc HCAS pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Hours
Full Time
Flexibility
Flexible working available
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Main area Occupational Therapy

Grade NHS AfC: Band 5

Contract Permanent Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week 

Site Mottingham Clinic Town Bromley

Salary £32,720 - £39,769 Inc HCAS pro rata per annum

Salary period Yearly

Closing 04/12/2023 23:59

Interview date 11/12/2023

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

Job overview

Band 5 Occupational Therapist Developmental Role

£32,720 - £39,769 Inc HCAS pro rata per annum

Full time  37.5 hrs per week

This is an exciting new opportunity for a qualified innovative and enthusiastic band 5 Occupational Therapist with a minimum of 6 months post qualification experience to develop and fast track into a band 6 role (job description attached) within 12 months following completion of appropriate role proficiencies.

This role will be supportive in nature, developing the post holder with  close and regular supervision in the community to meet objectives to develop their knowledge and skills within the community occupational therapy provision.

The Adult Occupational Therapy Team is a community-based service covering the London Borough of Bromley providing assessment and treatment interventions for adults and older people with a range of physical health needs. The team works closely together and is able to offer a wide range of experience to support this role. 

Proposed Interview date week commencing 11th December 2023

Main duties of the job

This post is as an Occupational Therapist within the Adult Occupational Therapy Service - providing a range of occupational therapy treatment interventions delivered to service users (clients) in their own homes and residential care settings.

As an Occupational Therapist the post will provide a specialist occupational therapy service for complex cases, formulating and implementing intervention plans aimed at reducing the impact of disability and ill health.

As an autonomous practitioner, to be responsible for enabling the client to achieve and maintain a level of independent functioning in order to remain at home or the most appropriate alternative community setting.

To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the clients’ social and physical environment.

To identify and develop own area of specialism and expertise, and contribute to the resource base within the Occupational Therapy Service and other professional groups.

Working for our organisation

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding.

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. To independently manage a caseload of clients with complex needs.
  2. To provide and contribute to the development of an effective Occupational Therapy Service by demonstration of clinical reasoning through assessment and management of patients referred to the service ensuring a high professional standard of care.
  3. To perform occupational analysis and risk evaluation leading to the formulation of intervention options which reduce the consequence of disability and optimise the service user’s functional ability and independence.
  4. To use a range of standardised and non standardised assessment tools and techniques to identify presenting strengths and difficulties.
  5. To refine treatment techniques in line with most recent evidence of clinical effectiveness by evaluating and implementing key developments and promoting discussion within the Occupational Therapy Service.
  6. To devise occupational therapy programmes which may be implemented and supported by other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  7. To fulfil legal requirements and demonstrate clinical reasoning within documentation.
  8. To actively ensure the implementation of and adherence to issues associated with clinical governance, policies and procedures of Bromley Healthcare and the Standards of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
  9.  To use a client centred goal focussed approach using a range of specialist treatment interventions, and to continually evaluate these in order to determine further needs.
  10. To offer assessment, advice and recommendations to clients, carers and/or other professionals regarding specialist Occupational Therapy equipment for the promotion of independence and safety.  To instruct clients and their carers in the safe use of this and either arrange provision via Social Services or to advise re private purchase or provision by other agencies.
  11. To have an increasingly specialist knowledge of standard and complex equipment and adaptations.
  12. To consider the needs of carers to ensure necessary support systems are in place and to involve them in the rehabilitation process.  Where necessary to invite other involved parties to a case conference to enable an interdisciplinary focus to the client’s care and to effectively ensure their needs are met.
  13. To manage own emotional responses and remain objective, calm and professional with clients in high emotional and physical distress.
  14. To understand the psychological processes of loss in order to provide clients with empathy and reassurance.
  15. To have a knowledge and understanding of group skills and to assist in developing group rehabilitation programmes where appropriate to service delivery.

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy

Desirable criteria

  • Training in physical rehabilitation

Training Essential criteria

  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development

Desirable criteria

  • Moving and Handling and Specialist Seating experience

Skills Essential criteria

  • Knowledge and application of Occupational Therapy assessments and intervention relevant to client group
  • Able to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Car driver and use of own vehicle for work

Experience Essential criteria

  • Experience of multi-professional working

Qualities Essential criteria

  • Able to work individually and as part of a team
  • Time management skills and ability to prioritise

 

We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, as well as the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why we encourage all colleagues to take up the offer of the Coronavirus vaccination. 

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.   

 We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.  

 All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

Employer certification / accreditation badges 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.

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Company

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

What difference does this make?

Because our Nurses, therapists and support staff co-own Bromley Healthcare CIC and have a real say in how our services are run, this has created a greater sense of ownership, responsibility & motivation among our staff which in turn creates better quality for our patients & families.

If you are keen to work for a dynamic, forward thinking but different type of NHS employer then Bromley Healthcare could be for you!

From health visiting to district nursing, school nurses to specialist nurses, our nursing services help new parents to care for new born children and older people to continue living at home through care and support. We also have a wide range of therapy services for adults and children, including speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy whilst our specialist services focus on preventing diseases and supporting those living with specific conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or diabetes.

 

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