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East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council

Occupational Therapist - Duty Response and Rehabilitation Team INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Salary: £31,458 to £35,446 per annum

Location: Tranent, East Lothian

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Job Type: Student job

Contract Type: Contract

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Summary of the job role

Vacancy Information Salary £31458 - £35466 per annum (£17.24 - £19.42 per hour) Temporary full time position until 31/03/2020 35 hours per week Mon-Fri To startASAP INTERNAL ONLY Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us) The post is based in the Duty Response and Rehabilitation Team (DRRT) within the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership. The post holder must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. The Occupational Therapy Service within East Lothian Council is committed to developing innovative ways to provide effective and efficient services to improve outcomes for those service users affected by disability or illness. The postholder will be responsible for assessing the needs of individuals of all ages, including children living in the East Lothian Area. Applicants should have knowledge of a wide range of medical conditions and manual handling techniques. There are ongoing requirements for Health and Social Care Partnerships to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital/care homes, to facilitate timely discharges from hospital and to meet the Scottish Government Delayed Discharge targets, the Occupational Therapy staff within DRRT play a significant and effective role in crisis management, preventing unnecessary admissions, discharge planning and rehabilitation. The team's focus is on promoting independence though rehabilitation to prevent hospital/care home admissions and to accelerate and sustain discharge from hospital. It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will beplaced onthe first point of the salary scale. Job Details To provide a responsive and needs led Occupational Therapy service, ensuring appropriate services are provided to meet clients' needs in accordance with the Council’s statutory obligations and department policies and procedures. Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents')for thefull range of tasks and dutiesassociated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet. Job Requirements Relevant Qualifications Educated to Dip/BSc/MSc in Occupational Therapy. Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council. Driving Licence As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle. (Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.) PVG Membership This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council. Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made. Please note: If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

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