Our client in South London is looking for a part time Occupational Therapist to join their team .
Band 6/7 Paediatric OT
2 days per week
To provide a high quality Occupational Therapy Service to children and adolescents with profound and multiple disabilities attending the school.
*To manage a varied caseload of pupils with highly complex and profound physical, sensory and learning disabilities using clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to support assessments using a client centred approach. Using current evidence base to assess, treat, implement, evaluate and document Occupational Therapy interventions as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
*To support and advise colleagues within the school therapy team, community, teaching professionals, parents and carers in the management of young people with complex needs, requiring clinical reasoning and integrated multi-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary working.
*To support the development of the therapy service, working with an integrated multidisciplinary team, using outcome measures to enable evaluation of the service and clinical/educational interventions when appropriate.
*To be responsible for the maintenance and development of own CPD, identifying and contributing to the evidence base of Occupational Therapy in this specialist field.
To be responsible for providing individual assessments to children and young people with PMLD/Movement disorders managing most complex cases, addressing occupational performance skills, patterns, context(s) and activity demands in collaboration with pupils, education staff and carers.
To undertake Occupational Therapy specialist multi-needs assessments and interventions using complex and advanced clinical reasoning demonstrating critical thinking, reflection and analysis to develop individual goal and task oriented treatment plans, being sensitive to the complex physical and psycho-social needs of young people with PMLD/Movement Disorders.
To design, make and/or monitor the use of upper limb splinting including hand splints and dynamic orthotics, develop complex, behavioural or neuromotor treatment plans supporting functional skills and/or care management and devising visual programmes for evaluation and/or intervention procedures. This includes:
To contribute to the assessment, provision and review/maintenance of appropriate class/static seating positioning.
To work alongside Physiotherapy where necessary to ensure each pupil has the appropriate assessment and treatment plan in place.
To assess and review manual handling requirements and make recommendations, alongside the Manual Handling trained trainers. This includes sling provision and maintenance and advising on transferring techniques.
To assess personal care equipment for use within the school environment and to ensure its safe use through the instruction and training of staff.
In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team to assess and advise staff regarding eating and drinking and, to provide specialist equipment where necessary. To contribute to written care guidelines.
To assess, promote and recommend for functional hand skills and life skills.
To carry out assessment and recommendations for the provision of bespoke assistive technology equipment working alongside the school Speech and Language Therapist and ICT specialist.
To maintain high professional standards - keeping abreast of research in the area - to promote and develop quality initiatives appropriate to the needs of children and young people with PMLD and the Occupational Therapy profession.
To be responsible for clinical and caseload management ensuring clinical governance, quality assurance and National Guidelines for children and young people with PMLD and long term conditions and Occupational Therapy professional standards are met.
To undertake complex risk assessments and to advise others in determining appropriate, strategies specifically relating to moving and handling and safe use of equipment.
This includes to carry out manual handling assessments in conjunction with other staff.
To provide written manual handling profiles, advice, and specialist equipment specific for the pupil.
To understand and apply National Guidelines and legislation relating to health, social care and education for young people with PMLD/Complex and long term conditions and Occupational Therapy practice.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327