Long Covid Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Location Blackpool, Blackpool, England
Job type Contract
Salary £29 - 30 per hour
Contact Glen Curtis
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Reference 157702

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Band 7 Long Covid Occupational Therapist to work based in Blackpool.

The pay rate for this locum Long Covid Occupational Therapist job is £29 - £30 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 1-month contract.


  • Work within and adhere to the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, The Health Professionals Council (HPC) standards of practice, The Trust relevant policies and guidelines
  • Responsible for provision of highly specialised assessment, treatment, intervention and discharge planning of clients referred to the service
  • Responsibility for managing a caseload of clients with a variety of complex conditions including chronic, disabling and life limiting illnesses
  • Assist the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in the planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating of the Occupational Therapy Service provided
  • Act as a source of expertise and demonstrate advanced knowledge, skill and experience in their role
  • Educate other health care professionals, multi-agency professionals and occupational therapy students in acute medicine.
  • Work in the community as a lone practitioner in line with the Primary Care Trust Lone Worker Policy
  • Be responsible for deputising for the Head of Department as necessary
  • Provide specialist advice, teaching and training to Occupational Therapy colleagues, other members of the multi disciplinary team and multi-agency team (education, social services, voluntary sector), regarding the management of patients with complex Occupational Therapy needs and specialist equipment/adaptation requirements
  • Keep up to date with current evidence based practice underpinning area of work and be able to utilise a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate specialised programmes for clients/carers and other professionals involved
  • Undertake post registration training at an advanced level in relation to specific duties
  • Involvement with in-service training by attending and delivering presentations, training sessions at staff meetings and tutorials.
  • Attend mandatory training, including Moving and Handling, Basic Life Support, Consent, Fire, Equality & Diversity, Child Protection Awareness etc
  • Undertake evaluation of work and current practices through use of audit, reflective practice and outcome measures and make and implement recommendations for change
  • Actively involved in research activities including literature searching
  • Facilitate/participate in working parties developing policy changes which will impact on all service users
  • Manage a varied and complex caseload effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time
  • Use clinical reasoning to prioritise, allocate and delegate cases to other occupational therapy staff on a daily basis
  • Use analytical skills and specialist assessment tools to undertake comprehensive assessment of patients with complex needs
  • Formulate individualised treatment plans using advanced clinical reasoning and a wide range of treatment mediums
  • Implement treatment plans, moving, handling and positioning of patients to enable them to participate in treatment episodes and carry out activities of daily living
  • Develop and demonstrate specialist skills related to acute medicine which are underpinned by theory and practical experience
  • Interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts and be able to administer standardised assessments in order to assist the multidisciplinary team with diagnosis and prognosis in a wide range of highly complex conditions and recommend appropriate intervention
  • Provide guidance and support on highly complex and complex cases to same grade staff, junior Occupational Therapy staff, support staff and other professionals (Health, Education, Social Services)
  • Provide planned advice, teaching and instructions to relatives and carers to enable understanding of the aims of the prescribed Occupational Therapy treatment, ensuring that there is a consistent approach to patient care
  • Assess and prescribe standard and specialist equipment for use in a variety of hospital and community settings. To advise, instruct and educate carers and other professionals on the use of specialist equipment and moving and handling techniques
  • Responsibility for the delivery of the occupational therapy service within acute medicine at Blackpool Victoria Hospital ensuring its effectiveness
  • Responsible for autonomous assessment, clinical decision making, treatment selection, evaluation of treatment and outcomes and arranging reviews as required. Guided by agreed protocols/procedures, with the ability to vary treatment without gaining consent from the Clinical Lead OT

Requirements of the Long Covid Occupational Therapist:

  • Professional knowledge/skills acquired through degree or diploma and extended through experience and continuing professional development
  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist
  • Recent NHS experience either pre or post qualification
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, eligibility criteria, policies & procedures relating to provision of Occupational Therapy Service

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive occupational therapy knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Long Covid Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Glen Curtis; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.