Occupational Therapist - Acute

Band 6
Somerset, South West
£20 - £23 per hour

Occupational Therapist - Acute

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JustOT are looking to recruit a band 6 Acute Occupational Therapist for a locum position with our client in Somerset.

The pay for this position is £20- £23 per hour, and we are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible for an ongoing duration.

The successful individual would be expected work within an experienced Team involving Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants and be competent to provide Occupational therapy management for patients across the acute setting.

* Provide a specialised and up to date Occupational Therapy service in Acute Occupational Therapy with support to develop into a specialist area if they have a preference.

* Provide clinical support, guidance and supervision for band 5 staff, students and Rehabilitation Assistants working within the Team

* Provide assistance to the Team Leads in the planning, co-ordinating, delivery and evaluation of the Acute Occupational Therapy service

* Deputise when necessary on behalf of the Team lead on both clinical issues and managerial duties within the Team

* Play an active role in the development of Rotational Band 6 and Band 5 Occupational Therapists , students and Rehabilitation Assistants

* Have a broad understanding of Occupational Therapy specialities and of wider departmental/ professional issues

* To use specialist clinical reasoning to predict achievable outcomes of treatment and to recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive treatment plans, in conjunction with other professions and agencies

* To be responsible on a daily basis for the allocation of clinical work to the Rehabilitation Assistants

* To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload and take action to effectively manage identified risks

* To play a key role in planning and implementing timely discharge in conjunction with other professionals and agencies

* To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, social services and therapy colleagues to ensure delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service

* To be responsible for organising, prioritising and planning your own caseload, including supporting staff under your supervision

* To manage clinical time effectively by caseload prioritisation. Meeting patients' needs and balancing this with other patient related activities and professional responsibilities, both planned and unplanned.

When you work with JustOT, you will have access to a range of benefits that will support you in your role. Our dedicated one-to-one service ensures that you have the support you need to thrive in your role. Our fast-track registration process allows you to start your new role as soon as possible. The excellent rates of pay, and assistance with travel and accommodation are designed to make your transition as smooth as possible. We also offer weekly pay that is always on time, and access to exclusive NHS and private sector jobs. There is no registration fee, and you will have access to free online training and nationwide occupational therapy job opportunities.

If you are not available for this position, we encourage you to refer a friend and take advantage of our £250 referral bonus. T&C's apply.

If you're interested in working as a locum with JustOT, apply now!

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