Band 7 Occupational therapist

Posted 01 July 2021
Salary£28 - £30 per hour
LocationBedworth, Warwickshire, England
Job type Temporary
DisciplineCommunity OT, Occupational Therapy Jobs
Reference30247AZ
Contact NameAlexander Zalewski

Job description

Maxxima are currently looking for a  band 7 OT to start as soon a possible at Royal Berkshire Hospitital.
  • Job Title: Band 7 Occupational Therapist
  • Location: Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • End Date: 4 month placement, this could be extended
  • Working Pattern: 37.5 hours, working over 7 days ,
  • Shift Pattern: 12 hour shifts, 8am-8pm rota'd
  • Specific Skills:
    • To be an occupational therapist clinical expert in the management of patients in a designated area for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (RBFT)
    • To be responsible for the operational management and clinical leadership of the occupational therapy team in conjunction with the Inter professional Team Lead or Therapy Manager.
    • To use expert occupational therapy knowledge and advanced clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist support and advice to the occupational therapy team and other healthcare staff, and to manage own caseload of patients with highly complex conditions as an autonomous practitioner
    • To ensure a high quality and effective occupational therapy service.
    • To deputise for the Team Lead
    • To be responsible for the efficient, effective, and safe management of patients referred to the Occupational Therapy team.
    • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical practice for patients under your management and to support more junior staff to do likewise
    • To work at an advanced level by receiving referrals and independently assessing and treating own caseload of patients, ensuring evaluation and progression of treatment programmes to a high standard, and in line with National and Trust clinical guidelines, protocols and pathways where they exist
    • To have clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, including those with highly complex and diverse conditions, and prioritise that work efficiently taking into account clinical and service priorities, using advanced clinical knowledge to underpin decisions.
    • To manage clinical risk within own clinical caseload, and ensure that clinical risk is effectively managed across designated occupational therapy team.
    • To formulate and deliver an individual occupational therapy treatment programme based on advanced clinical knowledge of current practice, evidence based practice and treatment options, using advanced clinical assessment and reasoning skills.
    • To have knowledge of a range of advanced treatment skills relevant to the management of patients, including provision of information, advice, education and support. To provide occupational therapy to patients individually, or as a group
    • To ensure effective discharge planning within the team, liaising with other members of the MDT as appropriate, including referrers
    • To deliver occupational therapy in different locations, according to the requirements of the post e.g. wards, out patient units, occupational therapy departments, patients homes, consultant clinics, A&E department. To work in some situations, such as patients homes, as a lone practitioner.
    • To undertake home visits to facilitate discharges from hospital – CAR ESSENTIAL
f you are interested in this Occupational Therapy vacancy, please apply by clicking the apply button. If you’d like more details about this role, contact the OT team today – we always have time to take your call. If the role isn’t quite what you’re looking for, why not register with Maxxima today?

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