Static Admission Avoidance OT


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Looking for your next adventure? Looking to expand your horizons in development? OPAL team is the team for you!

As well as currently undergoing huge transformations structurally as we merge Bournemouth and Poole hospitals together, University Hospitals Dorset bring exciting opportunities across acute and community sites.

We are proud to support the development of our Band 6s. Most recently our therapists have been successful at interview for Advanced Clinical Practice, secondments into Research, progression into Clinical Lead posts and recruitment into the new Urgent Community Response Team (UCR) alongside the ambulance teams. We are proud of our commitment to the training and development of staff and offer excellent and diverse opportunities as exampled above.

This is a fantastic opportunity where you will be encouraged and supported to develop extended skills and advanced practice in frailty with our highly regarded, innovative and motivated frailty admission avoidance team in the hospital. The post will allow you to experience and build skills, including working holistically across professional boundaries, service development, supporting and supervising junior staff and opportunities to work alongside a range of experienced professionals.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is comfortable working in a generic capacity completing core assessments but whom can also provide specialist Occupational Therapy interventions, for example in complex discharging, equipment provision and capacity assessment, to name only a few. You will need to facilitate a specialist multidisciplinary assessment and have excellent communication skills across disciplines and departments to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and support early discharge. We pride ourselves on our close links with the multi-disciplinary team and feel integrated working is an essential aspect for the post holder.

Our teams are extremely proud of our inclusive culture and celebrate the unique and individual skills, knowledge and strengths each person brings to the Team. We are looking for highly motivated, like-minded applicants with a strong commitment to team working and excellence in patient care.

This post offers the opportunity to join a trust with a warm and positive working culture with a focus on Quality Improvement and driving service redesign and innovation.

This post is available to clinicians with a minimum of two years’ experience working at Band 5, working with older people in the acute setting, admission avoidance services and / or intermediate care. This post will include 7 day working and therefore the post holder will be expected to participate in weekend working and alternative shift patterns as well as supporting the respiratory on-call service. The post holder must ideally be a car driver and have access to a car for work purposes.

If you value job satisfaction, great team working and improving the lives of patients then we want to hear from you! Check out our twitter feed @OPALUHD to find out more about our team.

The post is available full time however job share or part time hours would be considered.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJessica SingletonJob titleClinical Lead OTEmail addressjessica.singleton@uhd.nhs.ukTelephone number0300 019 6191Additional contact information

Jessica Singleton -

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ZN-10339-B

Closing Date: 2022-04-10

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