An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Higher Grade Occupational Therapist to join the Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team (PRRT). PRRT is an integrated health and social care team, providing a short term Intermediate Care and rehabilitation service to vulnerable and disabled service users. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers and Rehab Assistants. PRRT is at the forefront within Portsmouth providing urgent assessment in the community for hospital avoidance, rehabilitation and reablement at home, and facilitating a discharge to assess pathway from the acute hospital allowing patients to have their immediate needs assessed in their own home.
The post holder will provide skilled support to maximise independence and to help the individual remain living in their own home for longer. The Occupational Therapy service provides intervention to patients in their own homes.
'My job in Reablement is about helping people to do things for themselves, rather than doing things to, or doing things for people. I enjoy building on what people currently can do, and support them to regain skills to increase their confidence and independence'. Marcel, OT Assistant
PRRT is a diverse team with a very varied caseload. Due to the nature of the referrals, the clients present with varying needs from simple to complex and varying conditions across every speciality. A proportion of this role involves generic working as part of the assessment team which provides opportunity to experience challenging clinical decision making and to develop skills in assessment and management of un-well clients.
Why come and work for PRRT?
- An induction period allowing staff to fully understand the team and other teams who have regular interaction with PRRT.
- Access to integrated training across Portsmouth City Council and Solent NHS Trust.
- Opportunity to gain skills in specialist areas, working with a diverse caseload including neurology, OPMH, orthopaedics and amputees.
- Opportunity to gain skills in generic working to enhance your assessment and treatment skills.
- Supervision and support provided by Team Lead OT
- Opportunity to gain skills in supervision and mentoring of staff and students.
- Opportunity to work within a large and supportive MDT, including physiotherapy, nursing, social workers and geriatricians.
‘PRRT is a team that offers staff the opportunity to gain a unique set of skills unlike any other team I have worked with. As an OT, I get to work with people in their own homes (the best place to assess them), and I can gain specialist skills in different areas due to the complex and diverse nature of our client group. I really enjoy the urgent nature of responding to our new referrals, which can be challenging, but really rewarding – no 2 days are the same! Our team has received excellent feedback from our stakeholders of which we are very proud.’ Cat, OT Team Lead
You need to have a Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or BSc Occupational Therapy or any Occupational Therapy qualification recognised by the World federation of Occupational Therapists and current registration with Health Care Professions Council.
You will be required to work a shift pattern on a rota basis, working over a timespan of 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday, including one weekend in four.
For more details or an informal visit please contact Cat Ayling, Occupational Therapy Team Leader (Catherine.Ayling@solent.nhs.uk), orTel:0300 123 4021.
Closing date/time: midnight on the 22nd of April 2019
Applications received after this date may not be considered