Occupational Therapist – Neurological Rotation - Portsmouth

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are on the lookout for a committed, passionate, compassionate occupational therapist to join their expert team.

Portsmouth Hospitals has a well-earned reputation for clinical excellence in many areas and our Working Together strategy sets out an ambitious vision to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities. Our strategy is based on a sound understanding of the challenges we face in delivering an ambitious programme of change, and on a strong commitment to working collaboratively with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and other key partners.  

Job Summary:

  • To provide a specialist and professional Occupational Therapy service to patients on the neurological/stroke Lotus Rehabilitation, based within Portsmouth Hospital Trust. 
  • Working autonomously and without direct supervision and being accountable for own professional actions. 
  • To provide specialised Occupational Therapy intervention in relation to the care of patients who have a range of complex physical, cognitive, social, emotional or functional problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi-pathologies; use advanced clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to provide an appropriate programme of treatment.
  • Formulate and deliver an individual occupational therapy treatment programme based on specialist knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning and knowledge of treatment skills. 
  • To take responsibility for managing patients within particular specialist area and be responsible for managing specialised occupational therapy assessment and programme of care for patients with these conditions.
  • Formulate a prognosis and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive plans to facilitate safe discharge and maximise functional abilities
  • Plan the effective daily management of a caseload of patients including responding to urgent referrals and occasionally unpredictable work patterns.
  • To be able to prioritise clinical work and balance other patient related and professional activities in accordance with the departmental requirements.
  • Be responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of junior staff, support staff and students on a daily basis, to include supervision of their clinical practice and record keeping.
  • • To participate in appropriate work related research/evaluation projects and to be aware of current research relevant to the speciality.
  • In line with the Trust’s commitment to Clinical Governance, to participate in clinical audit and evaluate your own clinical effectiveness.

Important Requirements:

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapist
  • At least 6 months NHS experience in the last 3 years
  • Strong initiative and commitment to mentoring talent, acting as a role model and resource to junior staff
  • A specialist, experienced, autonomous practitioner, to be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work
  • A robust ability to assess patients with complex physical, cognitive, psychological, mental health conditions and identify their rehabilitation and care requirements
  • An honest individual with integrity, and excellent administrative, verbal, and written communication.

Our Bank Therapists are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to book and monitor shifts using online timesheet
  • Weekly salary
  • Priority of shifts over agency workers
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • We operate with an open-door policy
  • Competitive salary

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.