Band 6 Occupational therapist

Posted 08 October 2021
SalarySalary negotiable depending on experience.
Location
Job type Temporary
DisciplineInpatient OT, Occupational Therapy Jobs
Reference31923AZ
Contact NameAlexander Zalewski

Job description

Maxxima have an amazing oppertunity for a candiate to work,travel and live in the states of Geurnsey!


JOB SUMMARY:

  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based practice and client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To provide a comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment and rehabilitation service to Service Users who have varying disability needs.
  • Have a commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) by collaboratively working with professional colleagues to provide a high standard of multi-disciplinary service.
  • To work as part of a flexible Occupational Therapy Service and a wider multi-disciplinary team in a variety of settings including Service Users’ own homes, community settings, long term care areas, Service Users’ work place, as well as within the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
 
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. To manage a caseload of client, including those with multiple diagnosis, complex needs and requiring long-term intervention, and be responsible for organising own workload in line with the agreed priorities, policies and procedures of the employing authority.
  2. To carry out appropriate assessments, undertake individual client-centred treatment programmes focusing on agreed goals and to evaluate and adapt the programmes as needs change.
  3. To facilitate the safe discharge of individuals to community living.
  4. To communicate complex, sensitive, clinical and procedural information to client and/or carer.
  5. To communicate with other professionals/carers during the assessment process and in undertaking treatment programmes to ensure best clinical practice and integrated service delivery.
  6. To prepare/present appropriate professional reports as required.
  7. To attend and contribute to case conferences, ward and community care-planning meetings as required.
  8. To utilise appropriate skill mix in the delivery of the Occupational Therapy Service.
  9. To review case progress regularly, record information and carry out administrative procedures in accordance with departmental practice.
  10. To formulate a specification, following assessment, for the provision of minor medical devices/assistive technology and adaptations to ensure it meets identified need.
  11. To identify long-term needs and make onward referrals to action further intervention to meet client’s holistic needs
  12. To carry out manual handling/clinical risk assessments and implement subsequent actions.
  13. To actively participate in regular professional supervision in order to demonstrate and be accountable that planned interventions meet identified needs.
  14. To be accountable for own safety as a lone worker and ensure any risks identified are documented and actioned.
  15. To gain a detailed working knowledge of all policies and procedures relating to Occupational Therapy Service and demonstrate understanding of its application to clinical practice.
 
KEY CRITERIA:
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
  1. Hold a Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy or be a graduate of a School of Occupational Therapy recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
 
  1. HCPC Registration
 
ESSENTIAL:
 
  1. Experience working at Band 5 level or above as an Occupational Therapist in 2-3 different clinical areas/rotations, one of which must have been with Older People or Physical Disabilities.
 
  1. Knowledgeable in Occupational Therapy models and treatment approaches and able to critically evaluate implementation within clinical area in line with organisational policies and evidence based practice principles.
 
  1. Ability to self-manage, prioritise and delegate appropriately to manage own workload yet able to recognise the need for and seek support when necessary
 
  1. Have experience working in a multi-disciplinary team gaining an awareness of team dynamics and developed good interpersonal skills and the maturity / self-confidence to form effective working relationships.
 
DESIRABLE:
 
  1. Experience working in an acute setting including using standardised assessments, discharge planning and recommending minor equipment and adaptations.
 
  1. Clean driving licence
 
  1. Competent IT skills