Our clients in Oxford are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 5 to join a Ward based service.
Shift Pattern: 37.5 + hours per week: Day Shifts / Earlies/ Late / Long Days / Nights and Weekend Cover.
Managing a varied caseload of complex and at times highly complex cases using evidence based Occupational Therapy practice that follows client centred recovery principles. This will include assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating the outcome of interventions and documenting all stages of the process. To be able to select, clinically reason and apply a range of occupational therapy assessments and interventions. To work within a restricted environment risk assessing and managing opportunities to enhance and expand patients opportunities for occupational engagement. This will include close working relationship and support for ward based activity coordinators and physiotherapy TI’s. Work effectively as 1) a member of the MDT team on the ward 2) the wider inpatient Occupational Therapy team 3) the team around the patient, inc. the patient themselves, their family, friends and carers, care coordinators, housing providers etc. This will include participating actively in local meetings (clinical and operational as appropriate) and maintaining a high level of proactive communication with all those involved in an individuals’ care through formal, informal and in person and written lines of communication as indicated. There will be requirements to participate in supporting distressed patients, including physical intervention to manage distress if required. Clinical and managerial supervision will be offered 4 weekly (weekly for first two weeks).
The following skills have been specified: - Car driver not essential although will need to be able to travel to and from the hospital site independently. Qualified Occupational Therapist with experience in working in mental health settings, and preferably knowledge of inpatient settings. Proficient in using Occupational Therapy assessments (including both standardised and non-standardised assessments). Knowledge of model of human occupation and it’s assessments desirable. Able to work autonomously and be proactive in seeking support outside of prearranged times when required. Physically fit and able to support team in the management of distressed patients.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Lauren - 07552277905 (New Registrants) or Georgia 07552277896 (Existing Registrants) or alternatively please email Recruitment@westmeriarecruitment.co.uk.
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