Occupational Therapist Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00096132-1
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Thatcham, Berkshire
  • Salary: £22,324
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you an Occupational Therapy Assistant looking to work for a company that supports, values, and recognises your dedication to delivering great healthcare? If so, join our team at Thornford Park in Thatcham/

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant from the NHS or private sector, you'll join the team at Thornford Park and provide support and time, individually and in group settings, to a range of patients on a named ward or area

You will assist Occupational Therapists, Primary Nurses and other MDT staff in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans working across boundaries of care, the organisation.

In this role, you will work collaboratively with individuals to promote their recovery & enhance social inclusion. The role will have a significant social & recreational element, which will require the development of effective therapeutic relationships & will include some out of hours working.

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

Your responsibilities will include:

To work as part of the Occupational Therapy Department allocated to a specific named ward.
To assist Occupational Therapists, Primary Nurses and other MDT staff in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.
To work in conjunction with other OTAs to develop a hospital-wide out of hours structured activity programme
To assist in delivering a high standard of support and care to patients and their carer's, promoting their equality, dignity and mental wellbeing at all times.
To work with individuals to facilitate access and engagement in a range of activities, working across boundaries of care and organisations.
To ensure that patients understand and are assisted to engage in pathways of care across sector/agency boundaries.
To work with patients to achieve their identified goals and access appropriate services provided on a regular and consistent basis.
Positively promote rehabilitation towards independent living.
To provide support with "activities of daily living"; this may involve practical help, emotional/psychological support, and assistance with any difficulties that may arise.
To develop a rapport within appropriate and transparent boundaries.To be successful in this role, you will have:

GCSE/O-Levels (A-C) or a relevant NVQ2
Previous experience within a relevant healthcare environment and/or similar role
Knowledge of occupational therapy
An interest and/or experience in recreational and vocational activities, such as music, art, sports, education and cooking would be advantageous What you will get

With the Elysium Wellbeing team on-hand to keep you feeling great; be it a chat, massage or group activities, and a huge range of career development opportunities to help you grow and succeed, if you have the aspiration, capability and dedication, we can give you the support and opportunities to help you achieve your career goals.

Annual salary of £22,324+ 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 Package
Flexible working opportunitiesThere are 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