Occupational Therapist - Brain Injury / Rehab

Brain Injury
Band 6
Milton Keynes, South Central
£28407 - £42618 per annum

Occupational Therapist - Brain Injury / Rehab

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Our client has an Occupational Therapist permanent vacancy in Milton Keynes, in their centre that provides continuing rehabilitation, specialist care and support for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Occupational Therapist - Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £28,407 -£42,618
Client Group: Specialist Residential Centre - Rehabilitation / Brain Injury

This client supports people to adapt to a range of cognitive, physical or emotional difficulties following a severe brain injury. Rehabilitation is based on a neuro-behavioural approach and focuses on enabling the people we support to function more independently and to participate in as many of their previous activities as possible whilst developing their lives with privacy, dignity and respect.

Job Role:

* To work as part of a multi/interdisciplinary team providing occupational therapy input within the BIRT neurobehavioural model to People We Support with acquired brain injury (ABI). To liaise with internal and external professionals, family members and People We Support.
* To work within a specialist clinical area as an autonomous professional, using and developing skills and knowledge in neurological rehabilitation with support and supervision of a more senior OT. To accept professional accountability and responsibility.
* With the support and supervision from a senior OT, to manage and prioritise a caseload of People We Support with complex mental/physical health needs and/or challenging behaviour.
* With the support and supervision from a senior OT, to complete the OT process and to use evidence based/service user centred principles and clinical reasoning to assess, formulate a treatment plan, implement and evaluate intervention.
* To address occupational performance and skill deficits enabling the service user in areas of self-maintenance, productivity, education and leisure.
* With the support and supervision from a senior OT, to develop programmes of care, ensure adequate and detailed handover of programmes to rehabilitation support workers or therapy assistants, monitor through data gathering, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention according to the neurobehavioural model.
* To maintain detailed and accurate documentation in line with Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) guidance and produce professional reports with supervision.
* To work with People We Support, their family/carers and outside agencies in a flexible and sensitive way considering the most appropriate environment for assessment and intervention and responding to changing needs, circumstances and cultural issues. To maintain the highest levels of integrity during all communications.
* With the support and supervision from a senior OT, to support the clinical lead and take a lead to maintain contact with family and other outside agencies, co-ordinate the rehabilitation programme and facilitate the discharge planning process for some People We Support.
* With the support and supervision from a senior OT, to assess for, issue and refer to outside agencies for appropriate equipment ensuring adequate training for staff, People We Support and their family and with all risk assessments in place.
* With supervision from a more senior OT manage a designated workload, identify priorities and manage time and resources effectively.
* Act where performance and practice of self and others should be recognised, reported or improved.
* To support and challenge others to maintain health, safety and security at work, report actual or potential problems and suggest solutions.
* With supervision from a more senior OT, understand and work within the political and economic climate, locally, nationally and internationally, which impacts on service delivery
* Be accountable for own practice and take every reasonable opportunity to maintain and improve own knowledge, professional competence and support continual learning and development.
* To participate in regular training sessions, both formal and informal, on a variety of topics relevant to your role.
* You will be required to effectively manage your time to balance the demands of this role in an environment that can have unpredictable work patterns during your working time, changing priorities and frequent interruptions. You should be able to quickly and effectively adapt your working practices to meet the needs of the service user you are working with.

To Qualify:

* BSC (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
* Current and valid Registration with Health & Care Professions Council
* Evidence of Continued Professional Development
* Knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions using clinical reasoning.
* An ability to work autonomously and to set own and support others' priorities.
* An ability to confidently assess and manage risk in relation to occupational performance.
* An ability to organise, co-ordinate and respond efficiently to complex information.
* Competent IT skills
* Knowledge of relevant legislation and its impact on current practice
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Client Offers:

* Excellent salary package
* Superb team to work with
* Supportive company

For more information, please contact parul.patel@justot.co.uk

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