Occupational Therapist - Neurology

Recruiter
EPSOM & ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
Location
Carshalton
Salary
£30,000 - £39,999
Posted
14 Apr 2019
Closes
17 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
"At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect. We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork. This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work. When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values."
We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Occupational Therapist with a special interest in neurology primarily to work with a mixed caseload of neurological patients at St Helier Hospital, who are not based on the stroke unit. The postholder will work closely with a specialist physiotherapist sharing the same caseload, both of whom will be an integral part of the wider neurotherapy team including the stroke unit. Clinical support will be provided by the band 7 neuro OT.
The successful applicant will provide assessment, rehabilitation and advice for the patients on their caseload, promote and facilitate appropriate management of the patients while in hospital, and work with the MDT to identify and deliver an appropriate discharge plan including accessing ongoing care and rehabilitation, locally or within specialist settings according to need. The successful applicant will require good communication and motivation skills in order to work sensitively and effectively with patients, families and staff across a number of wards, to optimise patients' rehabilitation potential. They will also be actively involved in service development.
CPD is encouraged within therapies, including funded courses. The hospital has an excellent library. Car driver / owner desirable.
The postholder will be required to contribute to weekend working on a rota basis, currently 1 weekend in 10, to facilitate rapid assessment and discharge of targeted medical and elder patients.

For further details / informal visits contact: Anne Whittet, Acute Therapies Manager via email at [... Click Apply...] or on [... Click Apply...]

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