The Rapid Emergency and Acute Care Therapy Team (REACTT) based at Barnet Hospital has an opening for a senior therapist to join our dynamic, innovative and forward thinking team. The team provides rapid and comprehensive assessment to patients in the Barnet Hospital Emergency Department, Urgent Treatment Centre, Adult Assessment Unit and Same Day Emergency Care clinics.
Main duties of the job
We are looking to recruit a motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist preferably with experience in this setting to provide specialised assessment and intervention, with a keen focus on admission avoidance, frailty, quality improvement & providing excellent patient assessment & care.
We are a trans-disciplinary, supportive & dynamic team who work closely with the wider MDT in the emergency department and acute medicine hub to provide comprehensive assessment and often complex discharge planning. Our OT’s support the team with more specialist equipment provision and comprehensive cognitive assessments, and work closely with our community partners to facilitate timely discharge.
The successful candidate should be forward thinking and pro-active with excellent organisational and clinical skills to work within a fast-paced setting. They will be required to work autonomously and within a team, be flexible, support caseload management & to facilitate timely discharges in alignment with SDEC & acute medicine principles. There are opportunities to supervise junior staff or therapy support workers & participate in Quality Improvement projects or audits. Good communication and documentation skills are required.
We offer various opportunities for learning and development to ensure continuing development of both individuals & the team.
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.
Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top
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29 December 2022
Agenda for change
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inclusive of Outer HCAS
- This static Band 6 Occupational Therapist will undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner and work in accordance with the standards, policies, and procedures established within the Rapid Emergency and Acute Care Therapy (REACT) clinical area.
- To provide an advanced standard of therapy assessment and treatment of a specialist caseload within the areas of the Emergency Department (ED), Adult Assessment Unit, (AAU), and the Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) Floor and Clinics to patients, carers and families without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from team leads is available when required. Clinical work is routinely evaluated.
- Provision of holistic and comprehensive assessment and intervention including referral onto speciality services or community partners to support admission avoidance or facilitate timely discharge from hospital.
- To work in a trans-disciplinary therapy team including other occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy support workers, dieticians and speech and language therapists.
- Provision of comprehensive cognitive assessment and analysis to appropriately manage risk and care needs for patients in the acute & community setting. Further support of colleagues around appropriate cognitive assessment and interventions.
- Assessment for & provision of equipment to facilitate timely discharge or avoid hospital admission while supporting patient participation in daily activities.
- To work with patients families or carers to provide an advanced level of support, education and expectation regarding the outcome of the hospital attendance.
- To supervise, teach and appraise more junior therapists and support workers.
- To participate in Continuing Professional Development, evidencebased audit and research projects that will enhance the service.
- The band 6 therapist will be included in the 7 day working roster, which involves working up to 1 weekend every 4 weeks, plus 2 Bank Holidays per annum. 2 consecutive scheduled days off will be given in the week before or after the weekend worked and Agenda for Change pay enhancements apply. Additionally the Band 6 therapist will be included in the extended hours rota covering an 8am-8pm service.
World Class Values
- Demonstrate ability to met the Trust Values
Education & Qualifications
- HCPC Registration
- Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
- Demonstration to lifelong commitment
- Member of Special interest group eg. SAM, RCOT
- Evidence of CPD in relevant areas of practice
- Experience of working in an acute healthcare setting
- Experience of discharge planning
- Experience in prevention of admission/admission avoidance
- Experience in supervising/teaching others within the work setting
- Experience of working in an Emergency Department or acute assessment unit (AAUs/MAUs)
Skills & Aptitudes
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to integrate clinical knowledge into practice and be able to problems solve using clinical reasoning
- Ability to work as part of a trans-disciplinary therapy team
- Ability to work within a large multi-disciplinary team
- Good organisational skills and ability to manage own workload
- Ability to work in high pressure clinical areas
- Ability and awareness of how and when to escalate any issues appropriately and in a timely manner
- Ability to develop treatment plans and recommendations for patients on the caseload
- Computer skills
Personal Qualities &Attributes
- Understanding of needs of client group
- Knowledge of principles of clinical governance
- Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance
- Understanding of the OT process
- Knowledge of current NHS issues
- Knowledge of current pressures and demands on same day emergency care services
- Knowledge of research processes
- Evidence of audit/quality improvement participation
Certificate of Sponsorship
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