Occupational Therapy Assistant
23 Sep 2019
23 Oct 2019
About the facility HCA Healthcare UK - The World's largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care. The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care. In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK's largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery. Job Description As an Occupational Therapy Assistant you
will work under the direction of qualified Therapists with patients who have disability resulting from neurological, medical or surgical conditions. This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week - include shifts details The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £21,000 - £27,000 and will be dependent upon skills and experience. Reward & recognition - We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions. Duties & Responsibilities * Assist therapists in the management and care of their patients and implement and evaluate intervention under
the guidance/supervision of a qualified therapist, once trained. * Provide programmes of Therapy and Rehabilitation activities to patients with acute, chronic or complex needs within the guidelines provided by the Therapists. * Lead and assist in carrying out group based sessions and activities in conjunction with the therapist. * Carry out administrative, housekeeping and clerical activities including typing, filing, and stock ordering as required by the treating Therapists. * Communicate effectively with therapists, patients, their relatives, carers and staff in all matters relating to patient care, treatment and service delivery. * Work as part of the multidisciplinary team in the development of therapy services at The Wellington Hospital and within the HCA group. Skills and Experience * Experience working within an Occupational Therapy department and awareness/understanding of Therapeutic intervention. * Understanding of health related functions and experience
working with people with disability is desirable. * Ability to cope with daily exposure to patients with acute, chronic or complex needs, who may have significant physical disability, cognitive and speech and language deficits. * Good communication, time management and organisational skills with the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. * Proficient in IT with skills in the use of Microsoft packages, including, Word, Excel & Outlook. About the Individual At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the
best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.