Specialist Therapist (Intensive Home Support)

Band 6

Main area
Diagnostics and Clinical Support
Band 6
Full-Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
East Lancashire
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
29/05/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Due to recent changes within the team an opportunity has arisen for two Band 6 therapists , (an Occupational Therapist and/ or Physiotherapist) to join the Integrated Intensive Home Support Service (IHSS) based within the East Lancashire Locality. 

*Part time or job share would be considered for the right applicant*

IHSS is a dynamic, flexible, responsive and solution focussed integrated service, comprising of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, mental health nurses, ANP’s (Advanced Nurse Practitioners), social workers and nurses. 
The IHSS service is a rapid assessment model that works both within and across organisational boundaries, assessing and delivering patient care plans within the community setting, with the aim of avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and expedite discharges from the acute hospital setting. The service works closely with Integrated Therapy Teams, Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INT), Urgent Care and the Emergency Department (ED) at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The working hours are 37.5 hours per week which may be worked over 7 days between the hours of 8am-8pm. 
The vacancy is open to all band 5 Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists with experience in all clinical core areas/ those with the relevant transferrable clinical skills or those currently working at a band 6 level whom want to develop their clinical skills within the rapid response community setting. Duties will include complex therapy assessments, delivering highly skilled evidence based treatment interventions and the management of adults within the community setting to avoid hospital admission or support discharges from the acute setting. The successful candidate will therefore be required to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning skills. 
Responsibilities would also include supporting and mentoring more junior members of staff and participating in wider service development.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of recent learning and examples of continued professional and clinical development. The IHSS service offers a comprehensive programme of supervision and clinical training opportunities and has a proactive approach to service development activities, in line with the trusts, divisional and service level objectives. Staff would be supported and encouraged to work closely together in order to deliver an integrated approach to patient care, following the six key elements of Care, Compassion, Courage, Competence, Communicating effectively and Commitment.
As we are a community based service it is essential that you are a car driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes.
If you would like any further information regarding this post or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Natalie Wood (Operational Manager for the IHSS) on 01282 805553

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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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Natalie Wood
01282 805553

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