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Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist - Brain Injury

Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist - Brain Injury


Our client in Horsham have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist to join their Trust specialising in disability, working with brain injury patients.

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Senior Specialist Therapist
Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Salary: - £40,0056 - £45,838
Start: ASAP
Specialty: Brain Injury
No sponsorship available

You will work as part of multi/interdisciplinary team providing occupational therapy input within the BIRT Neurobehavioural model to service users with acquired brain injury (ABI) and to lead on OT provision within the service.

Job Role:
- Work within a specialist clinical area as an autonomous professional with highly developed skills and knowledge potentially as the sole clinician but with supervision (which may be remote) of a more senior OT. To accept professional accountability and responsibility.
- Manage and prioritise a caseload of service users with complex mental/physical health needs and/or challenging behaviour.
- Complete the OT process and to use evidence based/service user centred principles and clinical reasoning to assess, formulate a treatment plan, implement and evaluate interventions bringing specialist knowledge to more complex cases.
- Address occupational performance and skill deficits enabling the service user in areas of self-maintenance, productivity, education and leisure.
- To develop programmes of care, ensure adequate and detailed handover of programmes to rehabilitation support workers or therapy assistants, monitor through data gathering, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention according to the neurobehavioural model.
- Delegate tasks appropriately according to the competence of colleagues and take responsibility for handover, monitoring and review.
- To use highly developed interpersonal skills and empathy to engage those service users and families who may be resistant to the rehabilitation process or may be distressed
- Undertake systematic information searches and critical appraisal of available evidence in order to inform practice.
- To support a culture where everyone is encouraged to learn from their mistakes through giving and receiving constructive feedback.
- Be accountable for own practice and take every reasonable opportunity to maintain and improve own knowledge, professional competence and support continual learning and development.
- Manage a designated workload, identify priorities and manage time and resources effectively.
- You will be required to effectively manage your time to balance the demands of this role in an environment that can have unpredictable work patterns during your working time, changing priorities and frequent interruptions. You should be able to quickly and effectively adapt your working practices to meet the needs of the service user you are working with
- As a result of their condition or associated psychological factors, some service users may exhibit challenging behaviours such as swearing, disinhibited behaviour and aggression. You will need to be able to manage these behaviours with compassion and professionalism. In some settings you may also be required to use appropriate physical intervention techniques once trained and competent.

This is achieved by ensuring that the Trusts values and behaviours are demonstrated in everything they do, and this creates the culture of the Trust.

In return my client is offering:
- An opportunity to work with a high class team,
- Chance to make a difference to their clients
- An excellent salary package, and A/L .

Please contact Parul on (phone number removed) for more information

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