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Occupational Therapist

  • £18.00 - £37.17
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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

We are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist for 22.5 hours per week in Thatcham, West Berkshire. This is for an immediate start and will continue until March 2022.

Responsibilities include:

  • To use highly developed and advanced specialist skills to prioritise workload, referring to other agencies where necessary.
  • To carry a complex, diverse caseload.
  • To be highly skilled in using and reporting on standardised and non-standardised Occupational Therapy assessment to diagnose and analyse highly complex patient needs in daily living activities.
  • To assess the need for and carry out functional assessments within patients' homes.
  • To assimilate and use information and assessments provided by other health professionals.
  • To manage clinical and personal risk within own caseload and others within the service areas. e.g. working as a lone practitioner.
  • To devise Occupational Therapy treatment plans and goals in collaboration with the patient, relatives, carers, and the interdisciplinary team.
  • To use advanced skills in analysing, selecting, and grading activities to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To assess and issue equipment as appropriate to meet the patient's needs.
  • To ensure that up-to-date written and electronic records, reports, and activity data are maintained following professional and local standards.
  • To participate and contribute to the Interdisciplinary Team decision-making process regarding patient care, establishing strong communication networks.
  • To communicate effectively, share information appropriately, and work collaboratively with the team, families, and other outside agencies.
  • To ensure effective communication with patients, relatives, and carers regarding therapy.
  • To contribute to the development and evaluation of the team.
  • To continually update clinically and professionally, maintaining national awareness of developments within the Trust and National Health Service.
  • To take part in clinical audits or research and initiate and facilitate projects.
  • To follow departmentally and Trust policies and procedures as required.
  • To promote the profession and service appropriately- in-service training for other professionals.
  • To comply with HCPC and the College of Occupational Therapist code of ethics and professional conduct, National guidelines, and Trust procedures.
  • To demonstrate the ability to reflect on ethical issues and to provide professional guidance to staff as necessary.
  • To critically appraise and modify professional practice.
  • To use specialist knowledge and teaching skills to provide support and guidance to care staff and Occupational Therapy staff.
  • To provide effective guidance, supervision, and appraisal for junior members of staff.
  • To be responsible for the supervision, written assessment, and training of Occupational Therapy students on practice placement.
  • To attend mandatory training as required.
  • To demonstrate leadership and contribute to the department’s clinical governance and service development plan.
  • To maintain professional standards according to the College of Occupational Therapists’ Code of Ethics.

To apply for this role please upload your CV below.

Occupational Therapist

Pay Scale

  • £18.00 - £37.17
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    To find out more information about this position, please call Health Professionals on 0207 201 1140

  • Thatcham
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