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Occupational Therapist - Rotational

Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-CC200A-A
Site
Inpatient Physiotherapy (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
26/05/2022 23:59

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

The Therapy team at MKUH are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our cohort of rotational staff on a fixed term contract basis. We offer several development opportunities for staff to progress their development and careers.

The rotations are 6 months in duration and include the following clinical areas:

•    Hand Therapy
•    Acute Stroke Unit
•    Inpatient Trauma & Orthopaedics
•    Acute Inpatient Medical & Surgical wards
•    Frailty Team

Staff are supported through clinical leads in each area and our practice education team. New starters in their first NHS post will also be provided with the opportunity of attending the Trust preceptorship.

If you want to progress your career in a forward thinking therapy department then we want to hear from you. 

Main duties of the job

•    To be professional and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.

•    To undertake assessment of patients, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to diagnose clinical and therapeutic needs.

•    To formulate, deliver and evaluate individual occupational therapy treatment programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options, using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment methods.

•    Carry out assessments and manual treatments of patients with moderate physical effort on a daily, prolonged basis.

•    Engage in cognitive and functional assessments with patients to support in treatment planning. 

•    Maintain concentration despite interruptions.

•    To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

Further details are in the Job description attached

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
•    Free on-site parking
•    Free tea and coffee
•    Great flexible working opportunities
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Lease car scheme
•    Generous annual leave and pension scheme
•    On site nursery (chargeable)
•    Extensive staff health and well-being programme
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

•    To comply with the College of Occupational Therapist’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

•    To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through CPD activities and to maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development.

•    Attend relevant training that is required to satisfactorily undertake the duties and responsibilities of the job.

•    To be responsible for attending and participating in formal supervision, including clinical supervision, in accordance with Trust policies and procedures and the standards of the College of Occupational Therapists.

•    To participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraisee and be responsible for complying with your agreed personal development programmes to meet knowledge and competency requirements.

•    To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of evidence-based practice projects, audit and outcome measures in conjunction with the Senior Occupational Therapist on the unit.  

Further details can be found on the job description attached

Person specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • • Registered with UK Health Care Professions Council
Desirable criteria
  • • Member of BAOT

Experience

Essential criteria
  • • NHS experience
  • • Documented evidence of continuing professional development in clinical field relevant to this post
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of working in an Acute Occupational Therapy Department

Skills

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to build and develop effective working relationships
  • • IT literacy (Microsoft word, email and internet)
  • • Ability to work under pressure
  • • Good personal organization and time management skills
  • • Good problem solving skills
  • • Ability to cope with unpredictable and emergency situations
  • • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • • Ability to interpret, analyse and respond effectively to complex information
  • • Ability to appreciate the sensitivity and complexity of patient cultures and be able to provide a service appropriate to individual needs
Desirable criteria
  • • Presentation skills

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • • Car driver with valid licience and access to car for travelling across Milton Keynes to visit patients homes or to other bases [As applicable to post]
  • • Willingness to work flexibly

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Robert Baddeley
Job title
Inpatient Therapy Service Lead
Email address
robert.baddeley@mkuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01908 995418