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Streatham London
Occupational Therapist - #JBD06571
Salary On request
Position type: Permanent
Contact person: Robert Creer

Occupational Therapist
Streatham, London

Line Management of: Therapy Assistants

Reports to: Head of Therapy

Job Overview:
(Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such duties as may reasonably be required)

Take the lead role in the delivery of occupational therapy
To provide clinical effective, person-centred and evidence based occupational therapy assessment and intervention.
To promote an enablement culture and approach to care within the British home

Working Hours: days over 7-day period, as agreed with the manager.

Role Specific Duties:
Deliver complex service activities and manage caseloads to ensure intended outcomes are delivered within agreed service standards.
Responsible for providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and evaluation for all patients screened for referral, including those with complex and highly complex presentation, in a timely manner. Working closely with the multidisciplinary team as part of the team, in the planning and carrying out of treatment.
Attend and participate in case conferences and ward meetings appropriate to the clinical setting.
Prioritise day-to-day management of own caseload, delegating activities to the therapists as appropriate.
Assess for and provide aids and adaptive equipment to increase or enable independent function, teaching compensatory techniques as required. These include but are not limited to feeding, dressing, employment and self-medication aids. Responsible for providing information and instruction for the safe use of the items provided.
To initiate, implement specific audit, research and development projects relating to OT practice or service delivery with designated team

Working with Others:
To support the Head with aspects of team management e.g.(but not an exhaustive list)
Work in cooperation with members of the multi-disciplinary teams to maximise opportunities for people in the service

Leading by Example:
To contribute to the day-to-day coordination of the physiotherapy service within and have responsibility for the management and delivery of a physiotherapy service to a neurological caseload
To be aware of funding arrangements for all residents.

Personal Responsibilities: statutory training and any other training as directed by the management
To be responsible for maintaining own HCPC registration as an Occupational Therapist and for continued professional development to meet the requirements of Clinical Governance.
To keep up to date with national and local guidance policies including new legislation pertinent to OT.

General

Be responsible for the safe use of equipment used in carrying out therapy duties and report any hazards or defects for repair through the appropriate channels
Maintain good relationships with other multi-professional visiting the home
Experience of working with a range of partner organisations.
Knowledge of the enabling approach to support people to meet their full potential
Evidence of continuous professional development
To comply with all statutory requirement and legislation i.e. Health & Safety, COSHH, Moving and Handling, Fire Safety, Environmental Health etc
This job description is not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with your position at the request of the Director of Care or person in charge of the home.
It is a condition of employment that this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Values-Based Personal Qualities

Specific Requirement

Individual

Involve residents, families, external agencies and colleagues
Speak up when things go wrong

Rehabilitation

Understand person-centred care and can demonstrate treating people as individuals and respecting choices
Promoting independence and encouraging appropriate risk taking

Integrity , Diversity, Openness and Honesty

Ensuring no one is discriminated or excluded
Understand human rights and Impact on care delivery
Facilitating people to speak up about concerns and acting upon them

Talent & Energy

Striving for quality in everything we do recognising and understanding what quality in care means for people using this service
Being accepting on criticism and focusing on improving
Being open to new opportunities for learning and identifying the limits of skill and knowledge

Heart of their Care

Treating people with kindness
Understanding the importance of empathy in all areas of employment
Understanding the values of others and always providing a caring service

Highest Standards

Focus on how thing could be done better and sharing ideas
Understanding wellbeing and what is important to people using this service
Improving outcomes for people
Ensuring appropriate services are provided for people using the services