Lead Occupational Therapist
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: Unassigned
Location: London, London
Role Reference: SBLOT_1456473613
Lead Occupational Therapist
£30,000 - £45,000
To contribute to the high standards of person centred care,utilising Occupational Therapy skills to effectively assess, treat and provide ongoing evaluation of clients.
The Lead Occupational Therapist will provide leadership, supervision and professional consultation, guidance and advice to a designated specialist Occupational Therapy team. To be the lead in providing Occupational Therapy interventions whilst applying an evidence based, flexible and client-centred approach working within the Clinical Services Team to meet the health and social care needs of clients referred to Sequence Care.
To work in accordance with the College of Occupational Therapy 'Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct' and the 'Health Professions Council Regulations'.
1.To manage delegated referrals for the OT team providing guidance and support towards OT case load.
2.To be responsible for performance management of staff working within the OT team and their adherence to local and national professional standards.
3.To develop the OT service in line with professional standards and code of conduct.
4.To perform a highly specialised OT role managing a caseload of clients with complex needs.
5.To work autonomously and independently with access to sessional, clinical suprvision whilst providing a supportive role encouraging others within the OT team.
6.To take the lead in completing comprehensive assessments using advanced clinical reasoning to justify their relevance within practice.
7.To lead in devising, implementing and evaluating treatment programmes including selection and grading of therapeutic activities in order to achieve therapeutic goals.
8.To be responsible that treatment approaches utilised are evidenced based in line with current practice.
9.To forge strong relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure the effective and timely communication of clients and service based information.
10.To develop and update OT training, overseeing its effective delivery as part of the internal training programme and be responsible for identifying the need for any further training to be addressed.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*To be responsible for specific OT staff's compliance with data activity recording in accordance with professional and trust standards, to monitor, report and implement recommendation.
*To exercise excellent personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.
*To ensure a healthy and safe working environment by adhering to Health and Safety regulations, risk management and Sequence Care's policy.
*To complete skill mix reviews, recruitment and retention procedures of OT staff to team within area of responsibility, to ensure service provision and flexibility are appropriately maintained.
*To be responsible for promoting best evidence based practice, clinical audit and monitoring clinical effectiveness through outcome measurement within the OT team.
*To be responsible for OT team, ensuring maintenance of accurate contemporaneous records on all aspects of the OT treatment process and client contact, following OT professional and Caldicott guidelines.
*To be responsible for OT service strategic development reflecting National and Local agendas, including the implementation of and adherence to OT and Sequence Care policies and procedures.
*To develop, implement and monitor the OT Service informing Sequence Care's Clinical Governance Plan.
*To ensure the OT team comply with the College of Occupational Therapy's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and Health Professions Council regulations.
*To be responsible for delegated tasks to promote the effective provision of the OT service.
*To manage a caseload of clients with highly complex health and social needs, using evidence based principles to plan and implement effective assessments, interventions and treatment programmes. Where appropriate developing comprehensive goals and discharge plans, utilising a wide range of advanced clinical experience and specialist knowledge.
*To undertake comprehensive and timely assessments of clients utilising advanced clinical reasoning and analytical skills, responding to changes in clients' clinical and functional needs, including assessing their ability to give informed consent for therapy and eliciting active client participation in treatment.
*To use specialist activity analysis techniques in conjunction with client centred practice (including client choice and client priorities), to select and grade activities in order to achieve therapeutic goals.
*To empower patients to be actively involved in self management, through advice, education, coping strategies and therapeutic procedures enabling rehabilitation to occur.
*To prioritise clinical and administrative work, based on operational requirements, delegating appropriately to the OT team and support staff, monitoring and evaluating outcome, and implementing change.
*To promote and act as a resource for the OT team, support staff, students, other health professionals and agencies, ensuring own actions promote quality.
*To participate in clinical meetings, client case meetings, presenting detailed specific and specialist OT professional information.
*To apply a high level of understanding of the effects of disability and its effect on the client, carer and wider community.
The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required by Sequence Care within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.
For more information regarding role please contact our recruiter Sarah Brearley 07896495321