Occupational Therapist

  • Contract:Temp
  • Category:Occupational Therapy
  • Rate:£25.00ph
  • Location:Essex


Cpl UK – Health (trading as RIG Healthcare Recruit) have been operating in the healthcare market for over 19 years and are now one of the largest suppliers of Locum AHPs to the NHS. We cover the entirety of the UK and offer the best service and experience.
Are you a Band 6 Occupational Therapist looking for an exciting career as part of an experienced team?­­­
Cpl UK – Health have an unmissable temporary role within a busy and established NHS Hospital based in Essex ready to start ASAP for 12 weeks.
You will be performing occupational therapy assessments, treatment and evaluation with junior OTs. Including support to this hospitals bed-based rehabilitation units and domiciliary rehabilitation and reablement teams to provide visible and professional support to ensure the delivery of high patient care and rehabilitation.
You will have a personable, friendly approach with patients and colleagues and perform your duties to the highest standards.
Please note, we are unable to sponsor visas. We require the Right to Work in the UK.
Job Description:- Band 6 Occupational Therapist- 37.5 hours per week - Working hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm (will also accept part time hours)- Monday to Friday- Hourly rate of up to £25.00- ASAP start - for 12 weeks
- The responsibilities and duties for this role can be divided into three areas:
To be responsible for the planning and delivery of OT within a defined area of the hospitals Intermediate Care Service, prioritising clinical needs to provide an effective service
Work with a caseload of patients with varying difficulties including complex health and social care needs
Independently carry out rehabilitation programmes aimed at improving or maintaining independence
Monitor, evaluate and modify interventions in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness
Assess and order equipment as identified by patient need
Ensure all equipment provision is fit for purpose and patient/team members are aware of the instructions for safe use
Apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide advice to users/carers as appropriate
Arrange/attend case conferences as appropriate to patient need
Respond effectively to changing needs of the patient caseload, managing the sometimes conflicting prioritises of prevention of admission and discharge
Make appropriate onward referrals to ensure identified patient needs continue to be met after discharge from Intermediate Care Services
2. Managerial
To liaise with the other therapists in Intermediate Care to ensure effective service
To ensure effective organisation of own caseload on a day-to-day basis.
To allocate work to junior therapists, therapy assistant or care staff as necessary.
To attend weekly multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure effective team
communication and treatment of patients.
To assist in the prioritisation and acceptance of referrals to the team in a timely way.
Ensure the economic and efficient use of all resources.
To develop and maintain effective professional communication structures within the
Ensure all junior staff are managed in accordance with good personnel practice with
particular attention to induction, appraisal and supervision.
To establish communication networks with other team members, patients, carers and
other health, and social care agencies.
To undertake joint visits with other professional outside of intermediate care services as
To support /lead the discharge planning process for patients on the case-load.
To ensure written and electronic records and activity data are maintained, in accordance Open Compassionate Empowering
with Professional and Organisational Standards.
To work effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team to support the planning
and achievement of local service objectives.
To support the management team and contribute to the delivery of the Trust’s
Development plan for Intermediate care
To be involved in the identification of service developments needs and supporting the
Service Manager in changes these into service provision as necessary
3. Professional Leadership/Advice
To apply specialist skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence
and fitness to practice as a Band 6 Occupational therapist
Provide advice and support staff on clinical rehabilitation issues.
To demonstrate ongoing personal development through participation in internal and
external development opportunities, recording learning outcomes in a portfolio.
Advice, guide and support staff on clinical rehabilitation issues.
To adhere to the COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
To facilitate compliance of other therapy staff with local and national Standards of
To exercise good practice with time management, punctuality and reliable attendance.
Demonstrate ability to review and reflect on own practice and performance through
effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal in line with local
To be involved in the supervision framework for therapy assistant staff and contribute to
the organisation of the appraisal process.
To demonstrate and pass on specialist skills to other team members appropriate to their
To identify training needs of junior staff and participate in the development and delivery
of the Directorate training plans.
To contribute to the induction and training of students and other staff.
To demonstrate ongoing personal development through participation in internal and
external development opportunities, recording learning outcomes in a portfolio.
To contribute to the development of clinical governance and quality agenda for the
service, and lead on implementation as appropriate. Open Compassionate Empowering
To apply and advise when appropriate on guidelines/legislation relating to occupational
therapy provision within Intermediate Care.
To be responsible for standards of service delivery using the organisations standards
and guidelines.
To support research activity within the team as required.
To engage actively in practice development, audit and research activities relevant to
occupational therapy and/or the service area, to promote evidence based practice
Requirements:- HCPC registration- 6 months NHS experience minimum (preferably in A&E or Orthopaedics)- Right to Work in the UK
Benefits:- You will work 1:1 with a dedicated and experienced recruitment consultant who has exceptional market knowledge- Quick & easy registration.- On-call support team available 24 hours a day- Daily payroll services
If you’re interested in this position, please send your CV to elouise.gerreyn@cpl.com or alternatively call 07816 458 684 for more information.
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