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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term 12 Months
37.5 per week
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Longlands Child Development Centre
£26,565-£35,577 per annum
03/11/2017 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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 services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

The Children’s Therapy Team is a forward-thinking integrated team providing paediatric therapy services to children and families in Lancaster Morecambe and Carnforth.
The Paediatric occupational therapists within our team provide assessment, treatment, advice and education to children and young people aged 0-19 living in our locality. We work in partnership with families, social services and education to maintain a holistic approach to the management of the child or young person.
Services are provided within a range of locations to meet the needs of the child, young person and family. These include schools, children’s centres, the child’s home, clinics and child development centres.
We are currently looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated occupational therapist who is committed to the development of paediatric services. It would be an advantage if prospective candidates have (i) a working knowledge of formal and informal assessments for children & young people (ii) some knowledge or experience of assessment / recommendation for home adaptations and (iii) a current knowledge of a range of paediatric equipment.
You will be based at Longlands Child Development Centre, alongside colleagues from various health professions. You will work with an identified caseload of school aged children and will be working alongside other experienced OTs and OT Assistants. There is also support available from integrated team colleagues as well as admin staff.
You can expect to be well supported via various routes including Trust induction, local team induction programme, clinical supervision, Paediatric OT Team meetings, Appraisal / Personal Development Review / Personal Development Plan etc.
You will need to be a car driver or have suitable transport arrangements to enable you to undertake the essential travel within this role.
Lancaster is a welcoming place to live, offering a mix of market town and rural locations and sea side location. We are only 45 minutes away from the Lake District and an hour away from the Manchester, with the university town of Lancaster in close proximity.

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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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