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Senior Occupational Therapist Rapid Response Team

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week will consider part time/jobs share
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Blackpool football stadium
Blackpool and Fylde Coast
£30,401- £37,267 per annum
05/03/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the proactive and enthusiastic Rapid Response Team (South). We looking to appoint a highly motivated band 6 O/T to join our MDT Rapid Response Team.

The post holder will work as a member of the multi disciplinary team supporting in the delivery of the Rapid Response Service, the development of the Team and raising the profile of the Rapid Response Service.

Rapid Response’s aim is to preventing hospital admission or facilitating early discharge from hospital by providing intensive packages of care to manage acutely and chronically ill patients at home.

Rapid Response is a multi-disciplinary team with support workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and Nurses providing integrated skills and sharing knowledge. This includes performing non traditional O/T skills –following training and competency assessment. A comprehensive understanding of the roles of others in team is imperative. The post holder will work collaboratively with others and support members of the team in the delivery, and management of complex health issues. In particular they will be responsible for ensuring the timely provision of a high standard of assessment, advice, planning, implementation, training support and evaluation of care. A broad range of O/T knowledge, interventions and skills are required. With a particular emphasis on the care of the respiratory patient at home.

You will have experience of working collaboratively within a community or acute setting. The post-holder will have excellent assessment, and intervention skills. You will be able to carry out comprehensive assessments and make autonomous decisions based on the data obtained. You will have the opportunity to provide client-centered assessments and interventions for a caseload of patients with acute illness. You will also offer clinical supervision/support to other O/T and support staff.

The role requires good communication skills and an ability to work as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary nurse led team as well as with other external agencies. A high level of inter-professional working exists in the Rapid Response Team giving the opportunity for you to develop and transfer your clinical skills.

The service operates from 08.00-20.00. You will be required to undertake some evening Bank Holiday and weekend work, over 7 days. Car driver essential. Will consider part-time.

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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

Sue Townson or Sarah Welsby
01253 951068