I am recruiting for an Occupational Therapist with a leading Nursing home and rehabilitation centre in Leamington Spa.
About the Home
We help people who have acquired brain injury or neurological conditions to live a fuller life. Our dedicated team working at this unique centre provide residential specialist care to many individuals each year. The main building is a Victorian house set in five acres of magnificent gardens and has been fully modernised and adapted to meet the needs of our residents. The house has been extended and now consists of 57 fully furnished bedrooms many of which overlook our beautiful landscape gardens. Although most of our residents are permanent, we also welcome emergency placements and respite stays.
The Occupational Therapist is part of the therapy team which consists of a Therapy Lead, Senior Occupational Therapist, Occupational Physiotherapist, a Speech and language therapist, a Clinical Psychologist, Therapy assistants, an Activities Co-coordinator, complementary therapist, companions and volunteers. The team works over two sites. The team work closely with one another to provide the optimal level of person centered support and therapy for the Residents of the care centre. Essential to the role is the ability to integrate with the nursing team, who provide twenty four hour cover, the centre’s G.P. and a variety of external community services. Occupational Therapy skills and knowledge will inform and extend the provision of services. The client group is adult, neuro-disability.
The Occupational Therapist role provides a wide service and occupational therapy programme to address the needs and interests of all Residents. The aim is to stimulate both physically and mentally so improving function and independence where possible and maximising quality of life.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1.To promote effective and evidence based treatment ensuring that each Resident has an individualised and person centred plan which is realistic and positive within his/her range of abilities;
2.To ensure that all treatments are performed in accordance with best practice as indicated by The College of Occupational Therapyand The Health Professions Council;
3.To liaise with internal and external teams, including attending annual review meetings and external appointments with the Residents;
4.Ability to coordinate discharge planning for residents aiming to return to community living.
5.Supervision of junior staff and therapy assistants;
6.To record outcomes objectively and to respond to changing needs;
7.To ensure that all records are maintained and stored confidentially;
8.To perform as a member of the interdisciplinary team and ensure that information is shared accurately and appropriately both verbally and in written form;
9.To become conversant with and apply relevant policies and procedures;