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Title Senior Occupational Therapist – Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Job Title
Region North East
Salary N/A
Interview Date 2014-02-24
Closing Application Date
Location North East
Job Information

To provide a high quality expert Occupational Therapy service providing assessment and intervention to patients who have complex clinical needs as a result of acquired neurological conditions. This may include a combination of physical, cognitive, sensory, psychological and social needs, dual and multiple diagnoses, as well as frequently complicated family dynamics. Closing Date: This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

The Trust provides a range of specialist (eating disorder, affective disorder, mother and baby, gender dysphoria, mental health services for the Deaf, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy services) and neuro-rehabilitation assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals with mental health and/or physical health needs in a range of settings from their home to specialist inpatient units. Services are commissioned both locally and regionally and have recently undergone an exciting development agenda to deliver best practice in purpose built facilities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of a nationally recognised multi-disciplinary neurobehavioral team. This post, based at Walkergate Park will offer valuable and specialist experience of working with people with behavioural and cognitive impairment following an acquired brain injury. Working as an autonomous occupational therapist, you will provide a valuable role in assessing and delivering interventions focused on management of behaviour and enabling participation. Good support is available from both occupational therapy and multi-disciplinary colleagues with well established work based learning and specialist training. An excellent knowledge Centre is available on site.

You will work with patients admitted for rehabilitation from across the region. The post will also link with an occupational therapist based within a newly established community behavioural transitional team.

You will join a specialist service which includes occupational therapists working into neurorehabilitation, North East Drive Mobility, spasticity clinic and specialist community teams.

This a fixed term temporary post and is offered on a 24 month contract.

The post is for a two year period. For further information please contact Judith Underwood, Occupational Therapy Clinical and Professional Lead on (0191) 2875153

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