Occupational Therapist - Neuro Rehab

Aylesbury, South Central
Up to £35100 per annum

Occupational Therapist - Neuro Rehab

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JustOT have an excellent opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to further their career working with our award-winning client based in Aylesbury.

Occupational Therapist
Grade: Band 6
Job type: Permanent
Rehabilitation Neuro-Disability
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £35,100 DOE (can be negotiable)
No sponsorship Available

Job Role:
- To work within the therapy department to provide occupational therapy assessment and rehabilitation to patients with neuro-disability on an individual and group basis according to the agreed goals and objectives of patients
- Contribute to multi-disciplinary working across the Hospital and to work collaboratively with colleagues, nursing staff and other departments in the Hospital in the pursuit of providing an outstanding service and experience for patients, and to ensure effective communication with other members of the team, Patients and relatives.
- To supervise and mentor junior staff including other Occupational Therapists and/or Therapy Assistants.
- To instil in colleagues a sense of pride in the employee brand, expressed in terms of a positive ethos toward providing the most excellent rehabilitation programmes, working as part of a motivated and energetic team testing the boundaries and the possibilities for care and rehabilitation to the benefit of patients and all who work at the hospital
- Principle Roles and Clinical Responsibilities
- To independently manage a designated caseload of clients with complex needs in spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions.
- To complete specialist assessments of clients to address their occupational performance & skill deficit using specialist standardised and non-standardised assessment tools.
- To work with clients, their carers/relatives to identify OT goals as part of the overall care plan and participate in joint goal setting and rehabilitation planning with other team members.
- To plan and carry out regular goal review with the patient/family/carers to discuss progress and plan future goals.
- To plan and implement client centred individual and/or group interventions, enabling the clients in areas of self-maintenance, productivity & leisure, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
- To conduct and develop rehabilitation groups, working with other members of the multi / interdisciplinary team.
- To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention and to ensure a high standard of evidence based clinical and professional practice is maintained and developed and intervention progresses to a satisfactory closure.
- To provide occupational therapy intervention at the hospital , the patient's home or other community setting.
- To carry out home visits in liaison with other health and social care professionals to identify equipment and care needs required for discharge as appropriate.
- To provide clinical specialist advice/support to the occupational therapy team and other team members as appropriate in Spinal Cord Injury management.
- To lead and co-ordinate case conferences and family meetings.
- To participate in clinical meetings which review individual patients' progress.
- To provide help and advice to patients, their families, and other carers, teaching and demonstrating relevant treatment techniques, moving, and handling and use of equipment to optimise patient's functional ability and independence.
- To refer clients on to other agencies as appropriate.
- To represent occupational therapy and/ or individual Patients at multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure the delivery of a coordinated service and the integration of occupational therapy.
- To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through CPD activities and maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development, including reflective practice.
- Maintain and develop current knowledge of evidence-based practice with the scope and remit of the Patients admitted to the Hospital, and recognise professional boundaries, seeking advice where appropriate.
- Ensure that your own practice and that of staff under your supervision meet the required professional standards of occupational therapy practice.

In return my client is offering:
- Opportunity to further your career
- Excellent team
- Support given
- Fantastic salary package

If you'd like to find out more information about this role, please contact Parul on 0207 613 7577 or email parul.patel@justot.co.uk.

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