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Senior Acute Occupational Therapist - The Wellington Hospital

HCA Healthcare
Wellington, Somerset
Closing date
23 Mar 2023
Senior Acute Occupational Therapist - The Wellington Hospital

Job: Senior 2 Acute Occupational Therapist (Inpatients)

Location: The Wellington Hospital, London

Contract Type: Permanent, part time at 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range: Competitive dependent upon skills and experience. This position is equivalent to a NHS band 6.

Reward & recognition - We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Vacancy Summary

The Wellington Hospital are looking for a Senior 2 Occupational Therapist to join their team to manage a defined caseload of clients with complex needs, including complex discharge planning.

The successful post holder will have the flexibility and autonomy to work in a variety of service areas including but not limited to the intensive care units, cardiac, orthopaedic, neurosurgical , oncology , abdominal surgery and medical wards.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To independently manage a defined caseload of complex cases across diagnostic client mixes

  • To provide participate in the handover and allocation process on daily basis

  • To perform occupational analysis and risk evaluations leading to the formulation of sound discharge plans.

  • To use reasoning, communication, and negotiation skills to establish a therapeutic relationship in complex cases, managing barriers to communication.

  • To maintain accurate and timely documentation consistent with legal and organisational requirements

  • To be responsible for the formulation, development and implementation of departmental initiatives that promote time efficiency and quality patient care.

  • Lead multidisciplinary initiatives.

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including but not limited to the management of patients in your care, funding authorizations, billing and team liaisons.

  • To prioritise and delegate efficiently

  • To undertake other duties as the request of the Head of Acute Therapy services.

  • To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • To ensure patients and carers are involved in development of client centered goals.

  • To identify individual training needs to ensure high levels of professionalism an clinical skills.

Skills & Experience

  • Current registered member of the HCPC

  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent)

  • Experience in working in areas including but not limited to the intensive care units, cardiac, orthopaedic, neurosurgical and medical wards.

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.


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