Specialist Occupational Therapist Acute Frailty Therapy Team - London

Job purpose

Through a holistic approach, to provide a high standard of Occupational Therapy service, facilitating and maximising patient potential within the service boundaries.   

To fulfil a teaching and supervisory role with peers, junior staff and students on placement. 

To perform advanced Occupational Therapy assessment for patients with diverse presentations and complex physical, cognitive and psychological conditions. To provide a diagnosis of functional status, to develop and deliver an individualised treatment plan. 

 To hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision.  Access to advice and support from a senior Occupational Therapist is available as required. Supervision takes the form of regular informal / formal discussions and teaching, clinical reasoning sessions and peer review. 

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, demonstrating time management and planning skills. 

 Carry out early assessment and discharge planning with rapid and robust decision-making essential for efficient patient flow in   Emergency Department, Assessment Units and  Elderly Short Stay Unit at Queen’s Hospital. 

To supervise, educate and assess the performance of less experienced Occupational Therapists and assistants to ensure the standards of practice of the department are met. 

As practice placement educator, to supervise, educate and assess the performance of occupational therapy students. This would be to a graduate standard and involve working with a senior Occupational Therapist and university staff.  

 To undertake evidence-based departmental audit and research projects, in association with a more senior Occupational Therapist, to further own and teams clinical practice within each rotation.  Make recommendations to Clinical Lead / Manager of Service for changes to practice. 

 To carry out other duties deemed necessary by the Lead Clinician in discussion with the post holder to ensure adequate provision of service. 

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.