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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Location: Wandsworth (SW12)

Salary: £32,824 pa

The Company

Our client is an independent charity which has been serving the community for over 175 years.

Located in Clapham and Hampstead they provide residential, nursing, respite, dementia and end-of-life care under one roof.

The Role

To be part of the therapy department to provide an occupational therapy service to residents while at the same time working within the broader multi-disciplinary team.

Role & Responsibilities

As part of the Occupational therapy team, to assess new residents on admission for health and wellbeing needs.

Plan and implement occupational therapy interventions/treatments following needs assessment of physiological and psychological functioning.

Review and re-assess residents' needs following internal bedroom transfers, change of medical status, annual reviews or other.

Encourage and empower residents to realize and maintain their potential and sense of achievement through provision of aids and equipment, practice, treatment and meaningful engagement.

As a significant part of the job role, to implement, develop and lead on the 'Living well with Activity Toolkit' and 'PAL' assessment on units.

Record and present findings.

Motivate and facilitate staff groups.

Work with the MDT to imbed this activity culture.

To carry out checks on equipment and activities using the audit tools.

Provide advice, training and practical demonstration to staff, residents and relatives relevant to occupational therapy within the scope of knowledge.

Carry out comprehensive falls assessments as part of therapy team falls prevention programme

Carry out environmental assessments for new admissions and internal transfers

Carry out seating assessments and postural adjustments for wheelchairs and static chairs

To demonstrate person cantered care.

Record interventions and respond to referrals in accordance with department

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