Occupational Therapist Band 5 or 6

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Recruiter
The Works Staffing Solutions Limited
Location
Northamptonshire
Salary
21909.00 GBP Annual
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Expires
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Freelance

We are recruiting for a band 5 or 6 Occupational Therapist to work for a national healthcare company for their Kettering Wheelchair service.

The role will involve:

  • Work as an autonomous practitioner being responsible for planning and organising your own caseload, prescribe wheelchairs and pressure cushions to promote mobility, function and comfort. The client's postural needs will also be a key feature in the assessment process seeking support from the clinical lead for the more complex cases. * Undertaking holistic assessment of service users with a variety of physical, cognitive and/or learning disabilities. Many service users present with complex multi-pathologies which require a higher level of understanding of the impact of these conditions/disabilities. * Assessing and prescribing the most suitable mobility equipment to meet the user's holistic needs using "chair in the day" principles to achieve efficiency and effectiveness for our clients, maintaining productivity for the service. This will mean participating in a range of clinical pathways relevant to experience and training requirements * Handover the equipment and agree the level of training and supervision required by each service user and determine the review time frame for each client. * Provide advice to service users, their families, carers and healthcare professionals who contact the service regarding mobility and associated issues. * Participate and contribute as required with clinical audit, evaluation and research activities. * Represent the Service by taking an active role in relevant activities, conferences and events, and pro-actively ensure that all aspects of the Service are promoted and made equally accessible to all communities within the catchment area.

Applicants must have:

  • A BSc degree in Occupational or Physiotherapy. * Current HCPC /professional registration * Previous experience of working as an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist at AFC Band 5/6 level as a minimum * Minimum 3 years experience as a qualified therapist, working with patients with long-term and deteriorating medical conditions, including palliative care and an understanding of the impact of these conditions on patient's lives. * Experience of undertaking holistic assessments * Previous experience of working in a Wheelchair service is preferred. Experience can include rotational experience, or experience in other settings. * Current UK driving licence, minimum 3 years, is essential, and a willingness to drive company vehicles

Rewards and benefits:

  • Competitive salary (in line with AFC pay scales) * 5% enhanced employer contribution pension scheme * Private Medical Insurance * Company mobile phone * Life Assurance * Free on-site parking * Company sick pay * Child care voucher scheme * Staff discount on company purchases * 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) with the option of an extra day

Due to the large volume of applications we received we are only able to respond to successful candidates, if you have not heard from us within 7 days unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.