Band 7 Admission Avoidance Occupational Therapist

by | 18/01/2024

Role At A Glance

Profession: Occupational Therapy
Reference: J3770
Date Posted: 18/01/2024
Location: Buckinghamshire
Start Date: 18/01/2024
Type: Locum
Closing Date: 15/02/2024
Salary: £30 per hour

Locum Band 7 Admission Avoidance Occupational Therapist – Bucks

IMC Locums are the new age healthcare agency, we pride ourselves on delivering healthcare recruitment better.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a locum Physiotherapist to join a leading teaching hospital, based in Buckinghamshire. They are seeking a qualified Occupational Therapist with previous Admission avoidance experience.

Job Description

• Coordinate interdisciplinary assessments to prevent avoidable Hospital admission and re admission, in a variety of settings.
• Work collaboratively with 3rd sector to ensure the right pathway for the patients
• Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with the other leads within Home 1st regarding patients to ensure their needs are met.
• Provide advanced Therapy assessments and treatment for people using the service.
• Contribute to service development
• Work with the Professional leads for therapies in MK (Physio and OT) to ensure professional development for therapy staff.

Principal Duties:

Provide expert clinical advice and support with complex hospital discharges.
• Responsible for the provision of leadership and clinical supervision of Therapists within the service.
• Work across health and social care to prevent avoidable, unplanned hospital admission and prevent re admission.
• Hold a caseload of patients.
• Provide professional and personal support for other Home 1st staff and colleagues to work to build and maintain a cohesive team focus.
• Assess and implement specialist Therapy treatments and programmes.
• To use analytical and judgment skills on a variety of Therapy related problems.
• To gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with people who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
• Encourage participation of people’s families and carers in decision making and planning mutually agreed objectives.
• Work in collaboration with other Home 1st Leads to ensure the delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary activity, and organize changes to working practice.
• Propose and implement team polices/amends team policies, which may impact on other members of the Multidisciplinary team.
• Provide day to day Management support of the Therapy team, including participation in recruitment, appraisal and performance management.
• To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all appropriate equipment, to initiate regular audits, including training and competencies’ for unqualified staff.
• Updates client’s records using an electronic database.
• Have responsibility for the monitoring and prioritization and allocation of work across the Therapy team.

Position Requirements

•HCPC Registered
•Minimum of two years postgraduate experience
•Previous clinical experience performing a similar role within a Avoidance Admission setting,

Benefits of Working of IMC

•Highly competitive rates of pay
•FREE fast track registration
•Exclusive contracts available
•CPD annual contribution

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