JustOT are looking for a Band 8A Occupational Therapist to work with their client based in Surrey
Band 8A Occupational Therapist
Salary £45,753 - £51,668
Our client is looking for a band 8A Occupational Therapist to join their team in Surrey .
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing a comprehensive specialist OT service to patients requiring neuro-rehabilitation.
You will be required to -
Be an active member of the multidisciplinary neurology team, providing a comprehensive physiotherapy service to patients , work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including assessing and treating own caseload of patients/clients and maintaining professional documentation.
Build up and maintain key relationships with referring embassies, including GPs, acute providers and insurance companies to ensure appropriate referrals and an understanding of the role of the Occupational Therapy and the multi-professional team.
Be responsible for the supervision of rehabilitation assistants and Occupational Therapy students.
Support self and service development through active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and by participating in any audit or research being undertaken by the service.
Undertake specialised uni-professional and multi-professional assessments. To develop and implement treatment plans for clients referred to the neurology services. These clients will present with a variety of complex multi-pathologies within specialist areas, including
neurological conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, age related disorders, learning disability and/or mental health diagnoses.
To communicate relevant medical information, assessment details, advice and recommendations across agencies and with clients in compliance with Ascot guidelines for sharing of information and informed consent. These agencies include General Practitioners, Social Services, healthcare professionals, voluntary agencies, embassies and insurance companies.
Be responsible for gaining valid, informed consent for assessment, treatment interventions and sharing of information in compliance with legal and professional guidelines. To be able to interpret and follow these guidelines in circumstances where clients do not have capacity to provide informed consent.
Have working knowledge of clinical guidelines specific to the area you are working in and, with the guidance of your supervisor, to translate these guidelines into clinical practice.
Perform uni-professional and multi-professional specialist assessments and re-assessments of treatment programmes using evidence-based outcome measures and in accordance with CSP Guidelines. This may be on a home visit, in a clinic, in a bedded unit or in a group setting.
Following specialist assessment, to use advanced clinical reasoning, analysis, assessment and re-assessment skills and using a client-centred goal setting approach, to develop and provide individual physiotherapy treatments and programmes for clients. These treatment techniques may include using the biodex trainer for gait training, thera balance systems and functional electrical stimulation, manual physiotherapy treatment techniques or patient and carer education.
Demonstrate compassion, empathy and sensitivity towards clients who may have complex emotional and physical conditions such as fear of falling, anxiety, pain and other physical, psychological and social concerns or when delivering unwelcome news around their condition or rehabilitation prognosis.
Comply with local risk assessments when dealing with complex clients with challenging behavioral needs and high risk environments.
Be responsible for organising and prioritising own caseload to meet service needs and to communicate with your supervisor if the service needs cannot be met.
Prescribe appropriate equipment, to clients in order to maximise their independence. Ensure appropriate programmes for safe communication are in place for example splinting regimes and seating out regimes.
Be responsible for the safe storage and safe moving and handling of equipment
Work closely with other members of the multi-professional team e.g. Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Podiatrists, Pharmacists, Care Managers and Psychologists to provide a comprehensive, seamless service aiming to improve and maintain functional physical health for clients using the service.
Work as a lone practitioner, within the guidelines of the Lone Working Policy, when performing home visits.
Identify clients who need support from outside agencies, using clinical reasoning and analysis skills. To liaise with, and to refer clients to these services.
If you interested in this role, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327