JustOT is working on an exciting Lead Occupational Therapist opportunity in Bedford.
Occupational Therapist, Band 7, Bedford
Mental Health Adult Care
Full Time (37.5 hrs)
37,000 - 43,000 per annum DOE
To work within the clinical team to provide a high quality responsive service to patients whilst maintaining their respect and dignity at all times.
To ensure that the aims and objectives of the hospital are met at all times and to undertake direct or indirect care to a group of patients or a patient, as part of the team, under the supervision of the Head of Therapeutic Services.
To work with the hospital team in the maintenance of a safe and therapeutic environment for patients. To carry out duties as delegated to facilitate the smooth running of the hospital.
To develop effective treatment programmes within your therapeutic specialisation.
To supervise the Occupational Therapist and Occupation Therapy Assistants.
To carry a caseload of patients and provide qualified supervision to junior staff
To provide professional guidance and advice on assessing patient's skills and difficulties that will help them to achieve maximum independence in all areas of their lives
To review activity programmes to determine their appropriateness and success ensuring they remain effective and stand up to clinical scrutiny.
To help create and resource environments where patients will be encouraged to promote functions such as personal care, domestic/daily living activities, work and leisure.
To establish an effective professional working relationship with the members of the Activity Centre Team as well as the Multi-Disciplinary team (MDT)
To maintain effective clinical notes and documentation, ensuring that other professional colleagues are advised and consulted on a need to know basis.
To be individually accountable for familiarising yourself with patient risk assessments and for the safe use and return of all equipment and resources used in activities.
To be aware of the financial constraints affecting the service and to assist with effective stock control, ordering the use of hospital resource.
To maintain and distribute as appropriate a weekly diary sheet ensuring sufficient time is protected for administration, phone calls and professional meetings.
To act as an ambassador to the company in all dealings with external agencies.
To be able to demonstrate an active interest and understanding of the needs of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder / Aspergers Syndrome.
To discuss and agree one's own development needs with your manager, in order to develop professionally, achieve best practice and improve personal performance.
To support in-house training initiatives in order to disseminate best practice to other colleagues. This may include contributions to team meetings as well as structured training programmes.
For further information, or to apply, call Sean Keohan on 0207 045 3325