Occupational Therapist

Posted 16 days ago by Pertemps
Location London Job Type Contract
Salary £28 - £32 per hour Sector Social Care
We have a live opportunity available within the Occupational Therapy team based in South London paying between £28-£32. This is a locum post on an ongoing-contract. 

Candidates should ideally have a minimum of 2 years experience and have conducted the following: 

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own clinical and professional work and people for whom they provide clinical leadership, professional support and supervision.
  • To independently manage complex casework, where appropriate, requiring specialist standardised and non-standardised OT assessment of people with a range of complex needs and multi-pathologies; using clinical reasoning, analytical and communication skills to determine support needs.
  • To undertake a range of risk-assessment and action planning functions incorporating safeguarding, capacity and positive risk-taking principles, including specialist manual handling risk assessments, reablement assessments, housing needs/re-housing assessments.
  • Provide or broker the delivery of a range of outcomes identified with people and their families/carers including, but not limited to, specialist reablement programmes, access to and provision of a broad range of assistive technologies (community/health equipment), environmental redesign solutions, specialist advice and information. 
  • To co-ordinate and provide relevant input into multi-agency liaison, planning and safeguarding meetings to ensure integrated, effective working and clear communication arrangements. This will include feedback communications and discussion with the supported person and their family/carers.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of professional/ethical standards including timely, accurate and comprehensive documentation in line with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and local standards of practice for self and supervised staff (where appropriate).
  • To monitor and ensure adherence to relevant eligibility for services where relevant i.e. National Eligibility Criteria – Care Act 2014.
  • To utilise a variety of verbal and written communication mechanisms with internal colleagues and external partners to ensure collaborative, multi-agency working ensuring adherence to information governance and sharing protocols and preservation of confidentiality.
  • To frequently use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to communicate sensitively and empathically with people and their families/ carers to progress all aspects of their support.

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