Senior Occupational Therapists

Wollescote Hall Wollescote Road Stourbridge DY9 7JG
£33,106 to £36,019 per annum
08 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Be part of a forward thinking, dynamic council, which actively supports staff, working together with employees to change peoples lives for the better.

Dudley Council has been transforming the way it delivers adult social care. Dudley is investing in a multi-million pound package of adult social care and health initiatives for the most vulnerable.

Earlier this year the council was awarded £13.9million to spend over the next three years as part of the government’s £2billion Improved Better Care Fund with the majority being used to introduce a series of measures to help meet the increasing demands on adult social care and reduce pressures on the National Health Service.

We are looking for Senior Occupational Therapists who have proven assessment experience. The Senior Occupational Therapists will support:

  • Hospital discharges
  • Prevent admission to hospital
  • Hospital front of house / Emergency response team
  • Promote and enhance personal performance through rehabilitation
  • Review care packages and maximise the use of Single handed care.
  • Review the provision active hoists and other moving and handling assessments.
  • A knowledge in any of the following areas will be beneficial; equipment and adaptations, rehabilitation, moving and handling techniques.

    The duration of these posts are minimum 12 months fixed term from start date with the opportunity of extending the contract up to March 2019 or March 2020 subject to funding

    We are accepting internal applicants on a secondment basis however, you will need the consent of your line manager to apply.

    Specifics of the posts:
    2 Senior OT posts: Review of the existing care packages team; These posts are to review how care is provided. The single handed care philosophy will feature predominantly within these posts.

    The post holders will need to creative in their thinking and be able to problem solve.The post holders will need to work with the people involved in the care to help with the transition of change. Repetitive visit at times convenient to the care provision is essential. However, it is envisaged that these are a Monday to Friday service with agile working.

    If you are interested in any of the posts please email Chris Outhwaite, Assistant Team Manager.

    The remaining 3 Senior OT posts will cover;

    • Improved Discharge flow - Seven day a week 8am – 8pm service – from the ward or assessment unit
    • Emergency Response team - Seven day a week 8am – 8pm service- from the front of house ( A&E) preventing admission to hospital
    • Community response team - Seven day a week 8am – 8pm service- from ambulance services in the community preventing admission to hospital

    These posts are to support hospital discharges, Prevent admission to hospital and to maintain people in the community. It is envisaged that the therapist will be based in Russell’s Hall hospital or Cottage Street.

    They undertake assessment either at the persons home or at the hospital with a follow up visits to the person home. The post holders will set up safe systems of care by obtaining appropriate equipment/ services, link with agencies / carers and complete the appropriate handover of the equipment and/or the method of care.

    The single handed care philosophy and a rehabilitation programs will feature predominantly within these posts; to maximise the persons engagement in care and to utilise the rehabilitation agencies to deliver effective programs of support.

    These posts are not separate; it is one OT team to cover all of these roles. The post holders are expected, on a rota basis to cover the hours and days required of the post to a seamless and consistent service provision

    If you are interested in any of the posts please email Becky Davies, Assistant Team Manager;

    Closing date for applications is 30th October 2017

    NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

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    Supporting documents
    Senior OT Job Description
    Senior OT Person Specification