Senior Occupational Therapist - Stroke, Band 6

Location Rochester, Kent, England
Job type Contract
Salary £25 - 26 per hour
Contact Sebastian Dunbar
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Reference 165024

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist to work based in Rochester, within the Stroke Services.

The pay rate for this locum Senior Occupational Therapist job is £25-£26 per hour (assignment rate) and is a 1-month contract.

Main Duties:

  • Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.

  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers and other health professionals using a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to share assessment findings, agree treatment plans, progress rehabilitation, give advice, teaching etc. This will include patients with communication and comprehension difficulties and those who may be unable to accept diagnosis/prognosis.

  • Liaise with health and social care professionals regarding patient care, treatment progress and discharge planning.

  • Maintain appropriate communication with the Specialist Stroke Occupational Therapist/Team Leader supervising the rotation, participating in regular supervision of caseload, and seeking advice when appropriate.

  • Work with, and delegate work under protocol to Stroke Rehabilitation Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other junior colleagues.

  • Be responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of less senior staff and students on a daily basis as allocated by the Specialist Stroke Occupational Therapist /Team Leader.

  • Ensure that your own practice and that of staff under your supervision meets legal, service and professional standards.

  • Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work including responsibility of an allocated patient caseload/workload.

  • To continually reassess patient progress, adapting treatment plans accordingly, and developing discharge plans.

Requirements of the Senior Occupational Therapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy.

  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist.

  • Recent post-qualifying experience working as an Occupational Therapist.

  • Membership of the College of Occupational Therapy.

  • Membership of Special Interest Group.

  • Post Graduate training e.g. courses, other CPD activities.

  • Good knowledge of basic assessment and treatment of patients with a broad range of conditions- experience with neurological patients.

  • Knowledge or primary and secondary care services.

  • Basic IT skills.

  • Basic audit skills.

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 Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Sebastian Dunbar; 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.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.