Insignia Global Partners are searching for an Occupational Therapist to work in a distinguished private hospital for high-intensity rehabilitation and complex nursing care.
You will 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.
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 work as part of the multi / interdisciplinary team providing specialist rehabilitation.
- 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 act as a key worker for designated patients.
- To recommend and/or arrange for the provision, delivery and fit of standard specialist disability equipment frequently entailing manual effort and undertaking risk assessment for safe fitting and use.
- 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 be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through CPD activities and maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development, including reflective practice.
- To continually meet the physiotherapy competencies as defined in the role specific competency document for Physiotherapists and provide evidence of this during supervision and appraisals sessions and to use this as an opportunity to develop new competencies (technical and specialist) to maintain CPD.
- 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.
- To work at all times within the framework of the Hospital’s Standard Operating Procedures, Values Framework and Therapy Department Guidelines.
- Always promote and maintain the good reputation of the hospital.
- Attend annual mandatory training as directed.
Work within the Safeguarding Principles and discuss with senior staff any safeguarding concerns without delay.
- Work within the Information Governance Principles and Caldicott Guidelines to maintain Patient confidentiality at all times.
- To work within the agreed framework of this job description, your Code of Professional Conduct and CQC and other regulatory frameworks, including those relating to Patient records, risk assessment and appropriate management of risks.
- This job description should be read in conjunction with your contract of employment as it outlines the scope and main responsibilities of the post holder. No job description can give a complete account of all the responsibilities required and therefore the post holder may be required to carry out other duties and responsibilities that are not defined but which complement the scope and purpose of the role.
- To ensure all mandatory training is kept up to date as defined by the Hospital, to attend supervision sessions and to undertake an annual appraisal, including completion and renewal of clinical competencies relevant to the purpose of the role, as directed by the Hospital
- Ensure knowledge and skills are kept up to date by attending additional training as identified during supervision, appraisal and development sessions, and to ensure these are reflected in practice during your working shift.
- To ensure the values and ethos of the hospital are upheld in all dealings to ensure high standards of care and the good reputation of the Hospital are maintained.
- 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.
- To embrace the ambition of the hospital in achieving and consolidating international recognition as a leading provider of sub-acute neuro treatment and facilities.
- Ensure your actions or omissions do not contravene any relevant legislation in respect of the operation and registration of the Hospital, including, but not limited to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014, the NMC Code of Conduct and any other relevant legislation that may be in force.
- To report without delay, in line with the Hospital’s Safeguarding policies and procedures, any actual or suspected abuse of Patients or any children visiting the Hospital.
- To respect Patient’s confidentiality at all times in line with the Hospital’s Information Governance Procedures.