Lead Occupational Therapist

£30,000 - £39,999
16 Apr 2019
16 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Gilbert Meher are working with an award winning healthcare provider in their search for a new Lead Occupational Therapist. As a leading healthcare provider which has been around for a number of years, my client is looking to recruit an individual who's an expert in this field and passionate about providing first class service to clients in need.


To continue the highly individual cantered care provided by the organisation, utilising Occupational therapy skills to successfully examine, treat and deliver continuous evaluation of the clients.

The ideal candidate will provide supervision, leadership and expert consultation, advice and guidance to the Occupational Therapy team. Furthermore the Lead Occupational therapist will also be expected to be the lead in providing Occupational Therapy interventions and a flexible client-centred approach working with the Clinical Service team to provide health and social care needs to further clients referred to the healthcare provider.

Key responsibilities
  • To take the lead in completing comprehensive assessments using advanced clinical reasoning to justify their relevance within practice.
  • To perform a highly specialised OT role managing a caseload of clients with complex needs.
  • To manage delegated referrals for the OT team providing guidance and support towards OT case load.
  • To work autonomously and independently with access to sessional, clinical supervision whilst providing a supportive role encouraging others within the OT team.
  • To develop and update OT training, overseeing its effective delivery as part of the internal training programme and be responsible for identifying the need for any further training to be addressed.
  • To be responsible that treatment approaches utilised are evidenced based in line with current practice.
  • To exercise excellent personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.
  • To apply a high level of understanding of the effects of disability and its effect on the client, carer and wider community
  • To complete skill mix reviews, recruitment and retention procedures of OT staff to team within area of responsibility, to ensure service provision and flexibility are appropriately maintained.
  • To empower patients to be actively involved in self-management, through advice, education, coping strategies and therapeutic procedures enabling rehabilitation to occur.