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An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and experienced band 6 Occupational or Physiotherapist to join our Reactive Emergency Assessment Community Team (REACT). REACT is based within the community and assesses and supports patients experiencing a short-term ‘crisis’ to remain in their own home, avoiding an emergency admission to hospital where possible. The fully integrated, multi-agency team also in-reach into Ipswich Hospital (ESNEFT) providing therapy cover to A&E, The Frailty Assessment Base and Brantham Assessment Unit. The team covers a varied caseload and the successful candidate will join a team of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health nurses, Generic workers, social workers and staff from Suffolk Family Carers and British Red Cross.
The successful applicant will be a flexible team player, with experience of complex discharge planning along with the ability to work within a rapid assessment framework in a fast paced environment. The ability to work in an integrated fashion is essential to ensure a seamless single assessment is provided, promoting high quality patient centred care. Candidates will be required to work as part of a multi-professional team where health, social care and the voluntary sector work across organisational boundaries to provide effective and efficient joined up care to the patient.
This post is based in the community and within the acute hospital trust, and will be required to work a shift pattern across 7 days and between 8am and 8pm. A comprehensive induction and regular formal and informal supervision, appraisal, in-service training and CPD opportunities are available. Applicants must be able to travel from our working base in Ipswich out to patient’s homes across Ipswich and East Suffolk, and will have access to a pool car or be compensated for mileage.
REACT have a high profile within the Trust and respected roles in admission avoidance, complex discharge planning and influencing patient pathways. The service thrives on innovation and challenge and has taken a lead role in many developments which are helping to shape the future of patient pathways and admission avoidance both within the local area and nationally.For further details / informal visits contact:
Rebecca Walker, REACT Service Lead on Apply Now >>
This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).
Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.
The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.
In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.
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