MPA Recruitment Armagh are working on behalf of our client to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist, within the local Health & Social Care Trusts in the Lisburn area.
The purpose of this post is to work across Intermediate Care Services (to include Discharge to Assess, Discharge Hub and Reablement Services) to enable older people to regain the skills and confidence they may have lost as a result of poor health or as a consequence of having spent a period of time in hospital or care home setting. The focus will therefore be on helping older people to become as independent as possible in the everyday occupations they need and like to do, including self-care, leisure and productivity. In doing so, restoring/improving occupational performance in individuals either temporarily or permanently disabled due to illness or injury in order to assist them to live as independent as possible within their own home/living environment. The post holder will have a clinical role as well as supervisory/management responsibilities for staff including Occupational Therapists and Intermediate Care Support workers ensuring that all external and internal quality standards are achieved and the service meets all the agreed performance indicators.
KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of service users in your care. Ensure that your own practice and that of staff under your supervision meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Occupational Therapy Standards of Proficiency; Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and Royal College of Occupational Therapist’s Practice Guidelines and meets national and local and Trust standards of practice as required.
2. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management for clients which includes elderly, physical disability and those clients with complex needs within the South Eastern Trust
3. To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and be responsible for the assessment/diagnosis/goal setting and implementation of appropriate client centred treatment.
4. To perform therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, and to develop and deliver individualized treatment programmes. This will involve utilizing a broad range of theoretical knowledge & practical skills.
5. To liaise closely with service users, relatives and carers to ensure that the maximum level of independence in the home is achieved.
6. To carry out risk assessments and implement and review risk management strategies in complex cases in relation to Manual Handling in areas of personal and domestic activities of daily living and the environment.
7. To manage a complex caseload and be responsible for referred patients, working under direct supervision.
Applicants must have:
Minimum 2 Years Post-Registration
Experience to include knowledge of the occupational therapy assessment, treatment and evaluation of outcomes for a variety of conditions 12 months of which must have involved working with older people and/or people with physical disability in an Acute or Community Setting.
May have postgraduate level qualification or have attended a number of short courses aimed at a well-defined area of specialist work.
Applicants must have:
A Diploma of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, London
A Degree in Occupational Therapy from a school recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Applicants must also:
Hold registration with the Health & Care Professions Council
· Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment.
· This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.
Hours of Work:
Initially until 1.4.2021, will be reviewed after this
Immediate starts required
Contract length: 2 months
Expected start date: 15/02/2021