Graduate Occupational Therapist

  • Job Reference: 00095324-1
  • Date Posted: 5 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Widnes, Cheshire
  • Salary: £27,500
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you a recently graduated Occupational Therapist? Give your career the best start and join Gateway Recovery Centre in Widnes where you will feel supported, valued and recognised for your commitment to changing lives for the better.

You will manage a defined caseload and will carry out Occupational therapy assessments, treatment and evaluation of this intervention to identify mental and physical barriers to an individual service user's level of function in daily life-skill activities.

At Arbury Court, you will work with the service user on an individual or group work basis to enable and rehabilitate their level of function in these activities in order to maximise independence.

Working alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will support and engage in team activities, such as mental health assessments, team risk assessment, and team audit/service development.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Your responsibilities will include:

To plan and implement individual and or group interventions, using skills to assess, grade, modify and review and evaluate clinical intervention to deliver therapeutic goals and maximised functional independence and rehabilitation potential within clinical specialist area.
To undertake Occupational Therapy assessments which will identify factors affecting the service user's functional performance. These factors may include physical as well as mental health barriers to function.
To work in partnership with the service users to establish realistic and achievable Occupational Therapy goals and contribute to the overall multi-disciplinary treatment approach.
To apply evidence-based approach to clinical interventions including the use of standardised assessments and outcome measures allowing clinical evaluation of the Occupational Therapy process.
To manage designated clinical caseload efficiently and effectively and apply principles of organisation, for example document all clinical interventions, organise appointments, liaise with other disciplines and inform the overall multi-disciplinary approach.
As part of the multi-disciplinary team the post holder will contribute to and participate in the multi-disciplinary assessment process, for example risk assessment, single shared assessment, and mental health assessments.To be successful in this role, you'll need:

Degree in Occupational Therapy
Registered with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions
Developing critical analysis skills.
Membership with the British Association of Occupational Therapist (BAOT)
Ability to demonstrate person centred care through the use of a range of communication skills to facilitate caring relationships and effective teamwork.
To demonstrate caring and compassionate behaviours with service users, family/friends and colleagues, maintain dignity and respect within all interactions and therapeutic interventions.What you will get:

Annual salary of £27,500 + Benefits
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity PackageThere is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure