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Band 6 Occupational Therapist Neurology

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  • Speciality: Band 6 OT Paediatrics
  • Grade: Band 6
  • Salary: £31365 - £36500 per annum + Competitive Salary
  • Location: Sussex, South East Coast
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J97721

JustOT are looking for a Band 6 to work with their client in East Sussex

Band 6 OT
Salary £31,365-£36,500 DOE
Start ASAP

Our client is looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join their team.
Our client is a unique charity nursing home specialising in caring for residents with complex neurological illness or physical disabilities.
Their residents have neuro disabilities including spinal injury, acquired brain injury, stroke, MS and parkinsons disease.
Job purpose -
To deliver a high standard of Occupational Therapy to The Chaseley Trust. To provide therapeutic assessments, interventions, treatment plans and monitoring for residents with complex neurological and physical conditions.
To support the delivery of smart goal rehabilitation programmes and discharge planning for for the rehabilitation service.
To hold responsibility for own caseload under the supervision of a Senior OT
1.Adhere to the local Safeguarding policy, following the Duty of Candour requirements
2.Understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice and consent and uphold these basic rights at all times.
3.To assess the residents' capacity, gain valid informed consent to treatment and where such capacity is lacking/absent to work within a legal framework
4.Contribute to the individualized person centered care planning process of each resident and recording appropriate interactions and observations.
5.Complete all regulatory and statutory training requirements and comply with all company policy and procedures whilst at work
6.To actively participate in the measurement and evaluation of own work through audit, outcome measurement, the application of evidence based practice and research where appropriate and at the request of the Manager
7.To co-operate and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the most effective service is provided to all residents and their careers.

Clinical requirements-
1.To formulate and implement occupational therapy treatment plans based on current evidence and a sound knowledge of available treatment options. To encourage, persuade, motivate and empower residents to actively contribute and participate in their treatment plan programme.
2.To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to progress rehabilitation and intervention programmes with patients who have difficulty communicating or understanding, for example with patients who are dysphasic, depressed cognitively, hearing or visually impaired.
3.To prescribe and decide for the provision of assistive technology and/or adaptions, which will be required to facilitate independence in activities of daily living.
4.To train clients and/or carers in the safe use of assistive technology provided and to ensure they are familiar with maintenance and breakdown arrangements.
5.To represent occupational therapy and/or individual residents at multi-disciplinary team meetings and case conferences to ensure the delivery of coordinated multi-professional care and so integrating occupational therapy management into the total treatment programme. This will include discussion of care, progress, potential and discharge planning and to liaise with outside agencies.
6.To work with clients and/or carers to identify goals as part of an overall care plan in co- operation with the multi professional team.
7.To plan and implement individual and/or group interventions in collaboration with clients using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
8.To evaluate treatments delivered using appropriate outcome measures, audit, resident and referrer surveys, and other evidence-based quality improvements initiatives.
9.To be professionally and legally accountable for a designated caseload, manage clinical risk and decide priorities for your own work area, balancing other resident related and professional demands
10.To undertake comprehensive risk assessment with clients, and record the rationale for therapeutic risk taking in the Care Plan.
11.To undertake the comprehensive pre-assessment / assessment and accurate diagnosis of residents' including those with a complex presentation, using clinical reasoning skills.
12.To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers, other disciplines and agencies to promote understanding of the aims of occupational therapy and to ensure continuation of the treatment programme.

If you are interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327

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