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Band 7 Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist - Rapid Response Team

Main area
Therapies
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
162-0794-AV-D
Site
QH Therapies
Town
Romford
Salary
£37,886 to £47,705 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing
08/04/2019 23:59

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Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) are actively recruiting a motivated and dynamic B7 Occupational Therapist to join our highly respected Rapid Response Team (RRT).

Over the past year we’ve worked closely with the Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) and the Acute Frailty Network to develop our services in the Emergency Department and the Acute Assessment Areas and we’re continuously striving to develop new and exciting ways of working.

We are looking for somebody who is passionate in supporting change, who enjoys working in fast paced acute healthcare and is looking to take up a challenge in a supportive cutting-edge environment. We require an innovative person who can demonstrate strong leadership as well as excellent communication and team management skills. The focus is on early intervention and discharge planning to support high quality patient care and we are therefore seeking somebody who can demonstrate rapid and robust decision making.

The RRT provides the Therapy Service to the Medical and Elderly Receiving Units (MRU/ERU) and the Elderly Short Stay Unit (ESSU). We also offer support to the Emergency Department at Queens Hospital working in close partnership with colleagues from our Community Teams and the Frail Older Persons Team (FOPAL). Recent experience of working in these clinical areas will therefore be essential. Experience of working with early discharge services such as Discharge to Assess/Home First would also be an advantage.

The post will be based at Queens Hospital in Romford and may occasionally involve cross-site working at our second hospital site, King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

At BHRUT we are also proud to be one of only five Trusts in the UK who are being supported and mentored by the Virginia Mason Institute who through “The PRIDE Way” are embedding the PRIDE values of Passion, Responsibility, Innovation, Drive and Empowerment.

In line with the Government agenda for the NHS and in order to achieve the highest quality of care for our patients we have moved to a 7 day service and are looking for a person who will enjoy the benefits of this working pattern.

A flexible working style will be essential as you may also be required to cover other areas within the Specialist Medical and Acute Elderly Teams.

We strongly support Continuing Professional Development and you will be supported in your role directly by the Clinical Lead for RRT as well as the Clinical Leads from Specialist Medicine, Cardio-Respiratory and Acute Elderly. Peer support will also be provided by the existing B7 Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy with valid HCPC registration
  • Highly specialist clinical skills and experience in ED and Acute Assessment areas such as MRU/ERU
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of supporting and/or managing change

If you have the skills outlined above and want a rewarding opportunity where you will be encouraged to influence and develop services whilst being valued and supported then apply today.

Enquiries to discuss the position are welcomed. Please contact Lynn Wootton, Clinical Lead, via email lynn.wootton@nhs.net

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 months probationary period. This will give new staff members an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Department on 01708 435000 ext. 2826.  Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynn Wootton, email lynn.wootton@nhs.net