The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy or a related field and have completed placements in all essential clinical settings. The person...
Role: Occupational Therapist
Shifts: Shifts to be agreed with Locum
* Access to Care4Carers - our support service to help support your mental health and wellbeing and enable you to deliver outstanding care.
* First sight of shifts across multiple NHS trusts
* Competitive pay rates
* A dedicated placement officer
* Hundreds of new shifts available every day
* Long term jobs and short shifts available
* Lucrative referral scheme
* 24/7/365 service, we're available when you need us
Your role will see you working in various settings, from hospitals to community clinics providing life-changing support and care for patients of all ages who have difficulties carrying out day-to-day activities because of a disability, illness, trauma, ageing or other long-term condition.
You will be working on a temporary basis as part of a multidisciplinary team of Therapists, Doctors, Nurses and Psychologists to help patients overcome all kinds of challenges, so they can live as fully and independently as possible.
As a valued staff member, your job satisfaction and happiness while at work is paramount. To make sure your time dedicated to helping others is the very best experience it can be, we continuously liaise with our clients to provide the best working experience possible.
In addition to your qualifications, as an Occupational Therapist, you will have:
* Superior verbal communication skills
* Empathy and understanding
* Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
* Excellent attention to detail
* Problem-solving skills
* A systematic approach to tasks
* Excellent timekeeping
* The ability to work well under pressure
* A flexible attitude
* A desire to improve and develop knowledge and skills
* Active listening skills
As an Occupational Therapist, you will:
* Identify the difficulties or disorders experienced.
* Assess the cause and nature of the problem to assist in understanding treatment.
* Devise and deliver a suitable treatment programme.
* Liaise with medical and non-medical staff to ensure quality treatment.
* Actively support patients and their families, communicating clinical information to explain findings using various methods to ensure practical understanding.
* Communicate with patients on shared patient decision making.
* Work in and where appropriate, lead a multidisciplinary team.
* Assess and prioritise patient/client requirements, delegating effectively to others.
* Recognise, review, and report a patient's condition and any changes to the patient and the multidisciplinary team.
* Performing basic administrative and clerical tasks.
* Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy.
* Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
* At least 2 years post-graduate experience.
* 6 months recent NHS experience within the last 3 years.
* You will need to pass an enhanced background check.
Apply today if you are ready to put your skills and knowledge to the very best use, pro-actively personalising the therapy service and giving a renewed sense of possibility to patients of all ages.