JustOT are looking for a Occupational Therapist to work with their client based in London
Band 6 Occupational Therapist
Acute Inpatients / rotational
Salary £39,523 - £48,053 pro rata
6 month FTC
*To provide a high quality Occupational Therapy service to a range of acute inpatient services including oncology, orthopaedics, neurosciences, general surgery and intensive care.
*To manage own caseload efficiently, including methods of prioritisation in order to achieve timely and safe discharges of patients from hospital, to help prevent admissions/readmissions and enable patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals.
*Assist the Lead Occupational Therapist in daily planning, coordinating delivering and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service
*To deputise for team lead on clinical and managerial issues as requested.
Principal Areas of Responsibility:
*To assess and treat a diverse and complex patient caseload as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
*To be responsible for a defined caseload across the Clinic with supervision and support from the Lead Occupational Therapist.
*To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.
*Assess patient understanding of assessment and treatment plans, gain valid informed consent and have the capability to work with patients who lack the ability to consent.
*To undertake individual initial assessments, identify care needs and set patient centred treatment plans.
*To assess and treat the patient's functional activity level and maximise their independence and choice.
*To demonstrate cultural sensitivity for international patients.
*To select and conduct standardised cognitive assessment screening to identify areas affecting functional ability and indicate need for further assessment/ treatment.
*To carry out moving and handling assessments and teach and demonstrate to families and patients the safe use of equipment including hoists, home equipment and adaptations.
*To carry out specialist seating and wheelchair assessments
*To carry out effective assessments of pressure care/skin integrity and advise on treatment options and equipment needs
*Explore anxiety and depression and its impact on a patient's activities of daily living and together with the wider MDT implement relevant anxiety and lifestyle management programmes.
*To assess environmental risks and carry out home assessments as required.
*To prescribe equipment as required and guide other team members on effective solutions to assist a patient in maintaining independence and dignity.
*To help patients define their goals and engage them to work towards mutually agreed goals and adaptation to illness where indicated.
*To monitor and evaluate treatment using outcome measures, in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention and quality of service.
*Maintain records which fulfil COT and HCPC requirements.
*To act as a point of contact for discharge planning and coordination of complex patients
*To refer onto appropriate agencies for the continuation of treatment, reassessment, monitoring and provision of further community care.
*To carry out joint working as part of the wider MDT.
*To work and liaise with the Lead Occupational Therapist as the sole team providing O.T. services to the Clinic.
*To communicate effectively with patients and carers, nursing, O.T and PT colleagues, multidisciplinary team members and other agencies. This will include working with patients and families whose first language is not English.
*To maintain up to date activity data and activity records in accordance with Professional and Clinic standards.
*To provide patient reports on functional status and home visits, as needed by the Clinic and by wider agencies.
*To communicate sensitive information to patients with empathy and understanding.
*To support patient with decisions regarding end of life care, seeking senior support when needed.
*To maintain and develop professional communication links across health and social care, hospices, continuing care and reablement services.
Education and Development:
*To adhere to the COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and all other relevant policies and procedures. These include maintaining confidentiality and respecting the patient's dignity, privacy, culture and wishes.
*To broaden research and develop skills through participation in local audit and research projects.
*To keep up to date with local and national developments in Occupational Therapy services.
*To attend, were possible, post graduate lectures and external courses and to implement and share this knowledge
*To attend and keep updated with the mandatory courses set out by the client
*To participate in regular performance reviews with the Lead Occupational Therapist
*To participate in in-service training with the nursing and physiotherapy teams to meet identified objectives and demonstrate on-going development.
*To apply specialist skills and knowledge in order to maintain professional competence and fitness to practise as a senior Occupational Therapist.
*To promote the Occupational Therapy service within the Clinic
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327