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Occupational Therapist at Hojona Mind

Occupational Therapist

Hojona Mind SS16, Basildon, Essex, Essex Full Time
£21 - £27/Hour
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1. To assess clients referred to the service.
2. To utilize specialist assessments when presented with complex cases.
3. To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required.
4. To undertake treatment planning, communicating and negotiating treatment plans
and clinical reasoning for intervention with clients and their carers.
5. To liaise closely with community Occupational Therapy Department as required.
6. To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues

and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.
7. To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order
to empower clients and facilitate optimal functional performance.
8. To liaise with Social Services and Housing Organisations concerning provision of
equipment and home adaptations.
9. To manage a complex caseload.
10. To apply a variety of treatment modalities to meet the needs of clients in
individual or group format, utilising clinical reasoning processes to determine the
most appropriate setting for intervention.
11. To make clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of client care
to assistants, junior staff, students, carers and statutory or non-statutory bodies.
12. To regularly review clients’ progress in order to evaluate and interpret
effectiveness of treatment plans, and amend treatment or discharge clients
13. To ensure that treatment offered is based on the best available evidence for
effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied.
14. To develop and initiate interventions based on the integration of theoretical
knowledge in order to meet unique client needs.
15. To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local
record keeping policies.
16. To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment
process in line with Occupational Therapy Clinical Governance Standards.
Indirect Clinical Duties:
1. To attend clinical case discussions at meetings or ward rounds
2. To utilise evidence based practice.
3. To undertake day to day clinical prioritisation and work planning, supported by
Head/Senior Occupational Therapist.
4. To promote the roles and skills of Occupational Therapy to other professionals.
5. To contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary team working.
6. To complete necessary statistical records and documentation as required.
Profession Specific Duties:
1. To attend professional Occupational Therapy meetings as required.
2. To attend appropriate training events as appropriate to support continuing

professional development.
3. To complete Preceptorship programme in the first year.
4. To maintain a continuing professional development portfolio identifying learning
5. To undertake annual appraisal.
6. To contribute constructively to the weekly supervision process.
7. To comply with agreed policies for annual leave, sickness and time owing
8. To attend Basic Grade Support Groups.
9. To promote and maintain high standards and professional behaviour in
Occupational Therapy as stated in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for
Occupational Therapists.
Any other duties as delegated by your Director or Chief Executive commensurate with
the responsibilities of this post.

In addition to the above duties you will also be expected to perform the below key activities
in line with your job role;
- Complete mandatory training in line with Trust policy and procedures
- To participate in the staff appraisal process and to undertake for any staff you
- To keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy
- You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service
users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in
delivering services; providing a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a
year working shifts, where appropriate and operationally required

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