Job descriptionAn exciting new opportunity has arisen as part of a wider investment into community Home First and rehabilitation services. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Assistant B4 to complement our existing team; delivering community rehabilitation within the Cheltenham locality Integrated Community Team (ICT). The ICTs consist of nursing, therapy and reablement staff along with administrators. We work closely with GPs, the local communities, the community hospital(s) and other partners to enable people to live as independently as possible at home. The ethos of the team is a rehabilitative and person-centred approach to recovery and self-management; ensuring we offer care close to home and avoid unnecessary admissions to bed based services. Our ICT based in Cheltenham is looking for an Occupational Therapy Assistant B4 who can work as part of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). You will carry out work delegated by the Occupational Therapists and collaborate with the whole MDT to provide a seamless approach to the delivery of services. This may be within the patients’ own homes or within our locality bed-based rehabilitation facility. All of our ICT staff are equipped for mobile working to include use of a laptop and smart phone. You have a passion for rehabilitation You have relevant experience You thrive working within a multidisciplinary team but are also able to work autonomously. You have innovative ideas to develop and deliver personalised care plans that support people to maintain their health and wellbeing. You are committed to support people to live not just exist and have a commitment to high quality patient care. You have excellent communication and IT skills. Applicants will have an interest in developing trusted assessor knowledge and skills, within in the community. You are highly motivated to contribute to the exciting developments within the OT service. You are committed and enthusiastic about your continuing professional development. You have good organisational and time management skills. At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us. Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people. Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation. Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too. Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our people’s skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey. The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application. We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified; Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module “Preceptorship for Healthcare” (AP7026). Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.
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