Senior Occupational Therapist
*To be responsible for the operational and clinical management of the Occupational Therapy service at the hospitals mentioned above.
*To prioritise and delegate efficiently
*To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work.
*To maintain a high standard of professional and personal conduct, complying with the HCA code of conduct and the HCPC rules of professional conduct.
*To provide the Occupational Therapy service at the named hospitals and coordinate the service effectively and efficiently between these sites.
*To communicate daily with the physiotherapy teams on each site ensuring a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.
*To maintain open channels of communication with the inpatient physiotherapy staff at each site and other members of the MDT
*To maintain open channels of communication with the department managers at each site
*To ensure all administrative tasks are completed to a high standard including documentation and recording of patient data base.
*To be aware of current funding agreements between HCA and insurance providers.
*To participate in relevant meetings with HCA and sites as necessary
*To be responsible for prioritising care at each site
*To manage a fluctuating case-load
*To provide appropriate evidence based assessment and on-going treatment for each patient.
*To plan and implement treatment using a patient centred, goal orientated approach within the MDT
*To ensure patients and carers are involved in the planning and delivery of their own care.
*To work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that an agreed care plan is established in accordance with goals identified.
*To attend relevant case conferences and handover meetings.
*To identify and recommend relevant adaptive equipment as appropriate to maximise the safety and functional independence of patients and their carers
*To liaise with external agencies and assist in planning for a safe discharge
*To maintain accurate treatment records detailing individual patient's treatments, plan and progress, maintaining compliance with the Occupational Therapy Association and HCA documentation guidelines
*To comply with all policies and procedures and guidelines.
Continuing Professional Development
*To be actively involved in the leadership and clinical governance and quality assurance and continuously promote and develop quality improvements appropriate to the needs of the service.
*Identify individual training needs with the Physiotherapy Manager to ensure best practice at all times
*To actively seek continuous professional development and comply with evidence based practice.
*To take an active role in the inpatient therapy IST
*To take an active role in any MDT training required
*To attend all mandatory training as required
In order to perform this role to experienced worker standard the post holder will need:
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Graduate Diploma or BSc in Occupational Therapy
Registration with Health Care Professions Council
Training relevant to specialist areas
Significant post qualification experience, including recent work in an acute setting.
Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures
Health and Safety training
Manual Handling training
PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
Identifying and reporting equipment failures
Deal with enquiries and complaints, referring to manager where necessary
Prioritise workload, coping with emergency requests
Initiate treatments as appropriate
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE
Liaison with consultants, managers, staff and patients.
Liaising with external agencies e.g. community services
To demonstrate care and dedication to patients
To be efficient and professional in representing the organisation