Are you interested in joining an enthusiastic and supportive multidisciplinary community therapy team?
Do you enjoy a variety of work from supporting patients who have recently been acutely unwell in hospital to intensive rehabilitation and managing long term conditions?
We have an opportunity for Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the East Community Therapy Team based at East Bristol Intermediate Care Centre.
The team is made up of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Rehab Support Workers, Speech and Language Therapists and Mental Health Nurses.
We pride ourselves on supportive team work and the use of shared decision making techniques to devise goal focused rehabilitation programmes. Patients seen have a range of acute illnesses and long term conditions including stroke, amputations, progressive neurological conditions, frailty, orthopaedic trauma and falls. Your role within the team will be to complete holistic assessments and treatment plans to support patients to manage their own conditions within their own homes.
We are always looking for ways to ensure we are developing and engaging our staff and as result we can offer a wide variety of job focused activities. We provide support to develop clinical and leadership skills with access to internal and external training opportunities, including an established in-service training programme. We welcome both individuals new to leadership and management and those with experience who wish to be stretched and challenged in a new setting. We encourage new ideas and nurture staff with specialist interests.
As well as providing rehabilitation within the community therapy teams, you will have the opportunity to support the Homefirst team. Homefirst focuses on same day hospital discharge assessments in patient’s own homes to ensure safe and effective discharge. Intervention includes functional and medical assessment and setting care plans for Reablement support workers.
As a part of the Community Therapy Team, you will have regular supervision with your line manager, the opportunity for peer supervision, as well as supporting and developing Band 5 Occupational Therapists, Rehab Support Workers and students.
BCH offers flexible working patterns and practices mobile working with laptops and mobile phones which provide further flexible working opportunities.
The core purpose of our organisation is to make lives better – for our staff, our patients and their families, and the communities we serve by putting people first.
We are aligned to NHS agenda for change and offer great pensions, generous leave and comprehensive training.
The successful applicant will have:
- Effective communication skills and an ability to develop relationships with patients, carers and staff in other teams and organisations
- Previous experience of working with patients with a range of conditions.
- Previous community experience is desirable but not essential.
- A strong commitment to providing patient centred care
Please see the role profile for more information. We also welcome and encourage informal visits to the service.
If further information is required, please contact Lynn Simandi, Clinical Lead on 07770335461 or Martin Lambourne -07769301825.
Closing date: 09/12/2019