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Occupational Therapist Acute Neuro

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  • Speciality: Brain Injuries/Mental Health/Physical Disabilities
  • Grade: Band 7
  • Salary: £36500 - £43466 per annum
  • Location: Kent, South East Coast
  • Start Date: 23rd Nov '20
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J92176

Our client in Greater London / Kent is looking for a Band 7 OT to join their team .

Band 7 OT
Brain Injuries/Mental Health/Physical Disabilities
Salary £36,500-£43,466 DOE
Car essential
Hours:40 hours per week (negotiable) some weekend working may be required
Duration: One years fixed term contract with the opportunity to extend indefinitely

Our client in Greater London / Kent requires a Band 7 OT .

Neuro/ABI/Mental Health experience is required to lead a MDT team
You will be required to -
Lead the Therapy Team, including OTs in delivering a range of therapies for our client . They operate 24/7 365 days a year delivering care and predominantly slow stream rehabilitation for a younger adult service-user (client) base - mainly with Acquired Brain Injury and/or mental health or physical issues. The post holder's team works alongside service users, members of the Therapy and Social work Teams including Rehab Coaches (NRC), Psychologists and other staff to deliver a 7-day a week service.
Leadership of the Transdisciplinary Therapy Team
Ensure all of the activities undertaken within the Therapy services are subject to robust governance arrangements, follow best practice, meet agreed activity levels and are performed within agreed quality and service levels.
Client safety, quality of care, clinical outcomes and Client experience are expected to be at the centre of all aspects of operational management of the directorate.
Responsible for development, motivation and performance of all Therapy Services staff, ensuring compliance with relevant professional, regulatory and company guidelines and standards as required.
Ensure a unified representation of diverse professions with a variety of professional identities, cultures and practice traditions.
Supervise and collaborate with the team to deliver key KPIs regarding treatment and goal achievement for all clients.
Clinical leadership and supervision of Occupational Therapist/s and ongoing development of Occupational Therapist's skills.
Assist in staff recruitment and development to foster active engagement and rehab culture.
Promotion and definition of occupational therapy and promotion of activity / occupational focused culture throughout the company.
Review and refine Therapy Team process and outcome measures, especially OT
Undertake audits of practice for all Therapy Team disciplines.
Work with other TDT (Trans-disciplinary Team members to develop and refine care pathway and service model.
Overview of TDT, Integrated Care Plans (ICP) process with other managers. Develop ICP that is both accessible and relevant to individual Clients and progress is easily measurable.
Provide consultation / advice regarding OT aspects of service development and that of the wider trans disciplinary team
Lead on therapy team and OT engagement with pre-admission assessment and care pathways.
Lead on Therapy Teams' acquisition of new clients and oversee full admission process.
Contribute to marketing, developing links with external community agencies and professional networks
Main Duties & Responsibilities to:
Maximise functional ability, increase independence and quality of life
Lead OT contribution to initial assessment and occupational assessments with service users
Plan and maintain individual and group therapeutic interventions that enhance the wellbeing and/or rehabilitation of the clients which meet agreed goals. This may include developing, handing over and reviewing support plans and guidelines.
Provide training/instruction to clients and co-workers to enable the clients to achieve maximum functional independence
Advise on equipment and environmental modifications or adaptations to assist daily living
Maintain accurate and concise case records and produce reports as necessary to support clients' progress against pre-determined outcomes and make recommendations on modified service provision or referral to other agencies
Lead OT engagement with the external agencies and Local Authority Departments as appropriate to the job
Contribute to the development of the Service as appropriate
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of medical conditions and treatment, disability issues, legislation and departmental policies and practices and to liaise with colleagues and Service Managers regarding modifications in practice which may be required as a result the aforementioned
Promote awareness of the Service to other professionals and agencies
Undertake all of the above in accordance with Regulatory, Company and Professional Standards, Policies & Procedures
Be responsible for ensuring that continued Professional Development of OT member requirements are met
Adhere to the HCPC Code of Conduct and College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Participate in training and other development activities as required
To ensure that client data information is lawfully gathered, accurate and up-to-date and only divulged in accordance with Data Protection legislation and the common law duty of confidentiality. Failure to apply these duties can lead to the individual or the Department facing court proceedings
To undertake any other duties as directed from time to time to meet the needs of the service

If you are interetsed in thie great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327

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