Occupational Therapist

Elysium Healthcare
10 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life.

Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.

Elysium Healthcare has a network of over 40 services strategically placed across England and Wales.
The Woodhouse Hospital provides a range of small, bespoke units for men across the low secure and locked rehabilitation pathway and links to step down services within the community.

Annual salary: To be discussed at interview (Band 5/6 equivalent)
Hours per week: 37.5

Our Occupational Therapist role involves:
• Providing comprehensive initial and continuing OT assessments, according to the agreed model to meet CPA guidelines and OT service delivery agreement
• Planning and facilitating needs-led, evidence-based individual and group treatment programmes, under the supervision of the Lead OT
• Planning and regularly reviewing appropriate OT treatment programmes under the supervision of the Lead OT
• Identifying and actioning relevant referrals both in-house, including support staff, and to external agencies, under the supervision of the Lead OT
• Attending and actively contributing to CPA/Case review meetings, working collaboratively with MDT colleagues in the planning and delivery of patients treatment programme
• Ensuring that professional standards and COT Code of Conduct guidelines are adhered to at all times
• Ensuring that local policies, procedures and protocols are adhered to at all times
• Participating in the planning, evaluation and audit of practices, clinical pathways and protocols in the services
• Respecting the individually, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients and contributing to the provision of service sensitive to these needs
• Ensuring that contemporaneous, written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with professional and services standards
• Ensuring effective communication is maintained with all patients, carers and any staff involved in the patients care

To be successful as a Occupational Therapist, you’ll need:
• Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
• State Registration (HPC)
• To be a member of BAOT (desirable)
• Basic knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
• Understanding of forensic patients’ needs
• Knowledge/experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities
• Understanding of the CPA process
• Evidence of ability to research, plan, implement and evaluate a project for a specific patient group
• Knowledge of current legislation specific to this clinical environment
• Effective written/verbal communication skills
• Evidence of time management skills
• Evidence of delivering presentations and training to others
• Evidence of coping strategies to deal with confrontation, challenging behaviour and personal stress
• Understanding of issues relating to hospital settings and risk management
• Experience of providing Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment
• Experience of multi-disciplinary work

About our benefits:

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
• A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
• Life Assurance
• Employee Assistance Services
• Continuous learning and development
• Childcare vouchers
• Career development
• Voluntary Benefits