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Occupational Therapist (3252926607)
MUST HAVE NEURO EXPERIENCE HCPC The role of the Senior Occupational Therapist (OT) is to provide high quality holistic therapy to our clients throughout their journey alongside the inter-disciplinary team. To promote our values whilst contributing to the vision and mission of the service. CARING FOR OUR CLIENTS: To always be respectful of a client’s dignity and emotional state whilst carrying out designated tasks. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: To assess and provide OT assessment and intervention, addressing occupational performance in the areas of self-care, leisure and productivity To involve clients and carers in the development and delivery of goals within the rehabilitation plan To assess, implement and monitor individual client rehabilitation plans Carry out community visits and home assessments to support a client’s transition from us Identify a range of specialist equipment to optimise functional independence, quality of life and manage risk To complete required documentation including clinical notes and comprehensive reports within a timely manner To ensure accurate recording and monitoring of relevant outcome measures To apply manual handling principles as outlined by legislation and department procedures To adhere to and carry out individual client risk assessments In conjunction with the wider interdisciplinary team, to ensure personal care and nutritional needs of clients are met To be flexible and able to offer support to other clinical areas as required Provide supervision and support to junior OTs, assistants and students To have an awareness of current evidence-based OT practice and research in relevant to the client group To be involved in service development projects in conjunction with the wider interdisciplinary team e.g, education, training, audits To be compliant with the clinical governance requirements operating within our procedures To act upon and escalate issues as required following our guidance and operating procedures To adhere to the Royal College of OT code of ethics and professional conduct This Job description is an outline which reflects the present requirements of the post and is not intended to be exhaustive list of duties. COMMUNICATIONS: To effectively communicate using a variety of styles that demonstrates the values and behaviour To communicate with people clearly and in a manner and at a level and pace appropriate to their abilities, preferences and beliefs To develop effective relationships with clients, carers, staff, suppliers and other services PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL and ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT To be responsible for organising own caseload and managing time effectively To provide supervision and support for junior OTs and assistants To appropriately delegate duties to the assistants To contribute to the delivery of both informal and formal training programmes as and when required in conjunction with other members of the team To demonstrate and participate in CPD activities and appraisals as part of personal, professional and service development