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Occupational Therapist - Broomfield Hospital

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Essex County Council

Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom
Health Care
4 Oct 2018
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Occupational Therapist
Early Interventions Hospital Team
Chelmsford
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Permanent
Full time and part time

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming to be far more proactive and our new model centres on a transformational shift from focussing on long term care and support to early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible. Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers; to ensure they have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible; and, to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.

The Early Intervention Hospital Team is based at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. The team supports all specialisms and works closely with the community teams and health colleagues.

Working in a multi-disciplinary team they undertake Care Act assessment and reviews where appropriate and supporting adults leaving the hospital, ensuring their assessments are undertaken at the right time and in the right place.

The Early Intervention Hospital Team provide a 7 day service and a works a rolling rota covering the hours between 8.30 to 6.30 pm, for which a flat rate allowance will be paid.

Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers. To ensure they have access to the information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible and to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with including those in need of long term care.

Our four key principles which support these changes to enable partnership working with the NHS and other key service partners are:

Prevention: we will focus on evidence-based interventions that can help to prevent avoidable demand on statutory health and care services.
Early intervention and recovery: we will proactively work with individuals, families and other agencies to help people who have experienced ill-health or crisis to recover as quickly as possible, reducing their ongoing needs and helping them return home; and also work with those with disabilities and challenging behaviours to understand their needs and how they can live as independently as possible. We support a transitional shift from traditional services to person centred support planning, which will also support sustainability as well as choice, control and wellbeing. ECC feels that OTs are good at conceptualising novel ideas and, through evidencing, ECC listens and values innovative ideas.
Enablement: we will work on the assumption that people want to be enabled and supported to live independently at home and access employment when possible, ensuring that residential and long-term care is used only when it is appropriate.
Safeguarding: we will place the right of all adults to live their lives free from harm, abuse and neglect at the heart of everything we do.

What our service says:

'Working for Adult Social Care in Essex gives me flexibility and variety…I have worked here for 10 years but I have had the opportunity to work within several different roles during that time…I have never been bored!'

'It's great that Occupational Therapists in Essex are now so much more than equipment/adaptation providers. This is only one of our core skills and now we have the opportunity to utilise so many more of them in Essex'

Knowledge
  • Degree in occupational therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • A sound knowledge of equipment and adaptations available to promote independence
  • The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond
As part of employment with ECC should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service.

ECC is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

ECC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

Reference: 619979331