Locum Occupational Therapist (BB-F76FF)
Found in: Talent UK
Description:The role: To provide high quality support and advice to vulnerable adults including assessment and intervention to patients. Key Responsibilities: To work as a member of the Discharge to Assess Team based with Hospital SW team and perform duties of an Occupational Therapist providing advice and information to patients and their carers and to respond promptly to those in crisis.To manage a caseload of patients who have a range of health and social care needs and to assist other Occupational Therapists within the team.To establish links with other health professionals and external agencies and also with voluntary and private sector providers to assist in meeting the needs of our patients and carers.To undertake reassessments of individual need.To take responsibility for safeguarding of vulnerable adults.Responsible for a personal case list, to provide assessment, intervention and reviews for patients and provision of information, advice, equipment and advocacy for patients and carers. Alert manager when more senior input is required.To support and assist the team in managing their case work e.g. assessing for and prescribing basic equipment, minor adaptation work, goal setting and reablement plans.Support the team to undertake risk assessments for individual client situations and formulate risk management plans, having regard for safety of clients and others, whilst promoting independence and managing positive risk taking. Identify more complex assessments of need and refer these for advice to qualified/ more senior members of staff as appropriate.Identify and/or investigate any incidence of potential abuse or neglect of vulnerable individuals and contribute to development and implementation of Protection Plans which maintain their safety.Provide emotional support and respond to ongoing day to day problems that are encountered by caseload.Communicate effectively with colleagues, and clients, to maintain high quality written and electronic records in accordance with departmental policies. Applicant Requirements: Qualifications: Physiotherapy degree and Fully Registered with HCPC Travel: Ability to commute to and from work independently. Hours: Negotiable.
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