Band 5_Occupational Therapist

Job details
Posting date: 22 January 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Agenda For Change (AFC)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 31 March 2021
Location: Wigan, WN1 2NN
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: J11-36949-OTRP00-RAEI

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Job Title: Occupational Therapist | Band: 5 | Department: Therapies| Division: Medicine|Base: Rotational | Duration :1 Year Placement (01/12/2020 to 01/12/2021) |To cover 7 day service/ some weekend working |

Responsible for:

Provision of Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment with patients at RAEI, Wrightington hospital and Leigh Infirmary. Supervision of assistants and students.

Job Purpose

  1. To provide a high standard of service to patients
  2. To manage a defined caseload and assess, plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy intervention with clinical/professional supervision of Senior Occupational Therapists.
  3. To act as a source of knowledge on the management of a caseload and provide an advisory service to patients, relatives, other healthcare professionals and to assistants and occupational therapy students.
  4. To maintain records as an autonomous practitioner. To assist the team in planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating the occupational therapy service.
  5. To participate in the education and training of occupational therapists, other health professionals and students in occupational therapy intervention.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Results from Post holder

  1. To plan, prepare and undertake client assessments for a designated caseload.
  2. To identify areas of occupational performance and skill deficit in all functional activities of daily life.
  3. 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.
  4. To plan and implement individual and/or group interventions in collaboration with clients using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  5. To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
  6. To undertake comprehensive risk assessment with clients, and record the rationale for therapeutic risk taking in the Occupational Therapy care plan.
  7. To contribute to decisions about the most appropriate setting for interventions to take place e.g. hospital or clients homes.
  8. To contribute to case conference and clinical meetings within the multi-professional team.
  9. To contribute to the planning, evaluation and audit of practices, clinical pathways and protocols within your area.
  10. To assist with Senior Therapists in measurement of and evaluation of work and current practice through use of outcome measures and audit.
  11. To demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current research and apply to practice.
  12. To undertake project within each rotation which contributes to the quality agenda and/or service development.

Planning and Organisational Duties

  1. To maintain accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Trust Policies and College of Occupational Therapy Standards of Practice.
  2. To maintain timely statistics and other records as requested by the Therapy Service and the Trust.
  3. To provide written reports to a variety of agencies detailing the progress of Occupational Therapy intervention.

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