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Specialist occupational therapist - frailty

Band 6

Main area
Therapy Services
Band 6
Full Time or Part time
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£ 28,050 - £ 36,644 pa
21/10/2018 23:59

We are looking for a dynamic and fresh thinking individual who is passionate about delivering outstanding healthcare for the older population. As part of the Medicine for Older Persons therapy team, you would be responsible for providing assessment and treatment to the acutely unwell older person and evidenced based rehabilitation of longer term conditions.

The post holder would be based on our dedicated Medicine for Older Persons Unit where you can experience team work at the heart of our Dementia specialist ward, older person’s wards and transition ward before patients leave hospital.

The specialists working in this field are supportive of learning, are vibrant and forward thinking and strive to provide comprehensive care wrapped around each individual older patient. We have recently participated in the Acute Frailty Network conference, Eat Drink Move launch and are focusing efforts to further improve services for patients recovering from delirium.

University Hospital Southampton’s reputation and values to ensure compassionate care is delivered to every patient within our care is the driving force behind everything we do.

This post will offer:

  • The opportunity to work with a diverse caseload including multifaceted falls assessments, complex discharge planning, equipment provision and the management of people with cognitive impairments
  • Experience of building strong inter-professional working relationships across all care providers both internal and external to the hospital
  • Opportunities to engage in up and coming service development projects, be innovative and influential to enhance the services we offer
  • Teaching and learning development of others
  • Endless opportunities to explore career development and CPD activities where you will be encouraged and supported to develop extended skills and advanced practice in frailty

This post will include 7 day working and therefore the post holder will be expected to participate in weekend working on a rota basis. The post holder must therefore be a car driver and have business insurance for the purposes of the role.

If you would like some more information about the post, please contact us using the details below.

Come and join the team!

Closing date for applications Sunday 21 October.

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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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