Neuro Occupational Therapist

Location South London
Discipline: Healthcare
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ella Wratten
Contact email:
Job ref: J5545
Startdate: 01/04/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a Private client who are recruiting a Senior/ Specialist Neuro Occupational Therapist to join their new facility based in South London.

This is a Permanent job to start ASAP.

Job Summary  

  • Provide, maintain and review a comprehensive client-focused, highly specialist Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy service for patients from 16 years old and above. This service will involve carers, families and service providers.
  • Provide clinical leadership in the area of neurological rehabilitation, covering a range of neurological disorders.
  • Act in a consultancy role, for all clinical staff, in addressing complex patient issues in neurological rehabilitation.
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior staff and Rehabilitation Assistants.
  • Work in a collaborative manner with existing services and new service developments in order to contribute to the ongoing development of the Service and to lead on service developments and initiatives in the area of neurology.
  • Carry a specialist caseload and work with team members to assess, plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes. This will include close working with other agencies and provider groups within primary and secondary care.
  • Initiate and direct research and clinical audit within the service relevant to this area of expertise.

    Clinical Responsibilities:

    1. Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work – ensure that work within professional standard and clinical guidelines
    2. Be responsible for overseeing the Occupational Therapy team including rotas, division of clients and therapy sessions, professional development, supervision of the Occupational Therapy team members, conflict resolution within the team and between therapy teams, escalating as required to the Head of Rehabilitation.
    3. Undertake uni-professional, multi-professional and specialist Occupational Therapy assessments using evidence-based outcome measures, Clients are 16 years and over and have complex neurological conditions, including cognitive impairments.
      Perform specific assessments of physical, cognitive and psychosocial skills and the impact of impairments on performance of functional (ADL) tasks. 
    4. Responsible for gaining valid, informed consent for assessment and treatment interventions, sharing of information following legal and professional guidelines and to follow these guidelines in circumstances where clients do not have capacity to provide informed consent
    5. Responsible for complying with legal and professional confidentiality guidelines at all times
    6. Perform multi-professional assessment and re-assessment of participants using evidence-based outcome measures, following College of Occupational Therapists (COT) Guidelines.  This may be in a home visit, inpatient or group setting.

      Job Specifics

      Salary: £ Competitive with agenda for change and LW (as applicable) - Negotiable 

      Band 7/8 equivalent

      Working Hours: 40 hours - Mon – Friday 

      Contract Type: Permanent

      Essential Criteria

      1. Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
      2. Current HPC registration
      3. Evidence of CPD relevant to the treatment of people with neurological disabilities
      4. Up to date CPD portfolio
      5. Training in appraisal / supervision
      6. Postgraduate qualification in OT, rehabilitation or other health-related topic

      For further information on this role, please contact Ella Wratten at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.

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