Occupational therapist

Job Ref.No: 
11645
Publish Date: 
10/10/2018 - 01:00 to 09/11/2018 - 00:00
Location: 
Classification: 
Contract Type: 
Permanent Part Time
Salary Min: 
1
Salary Max: 
1

Part-Time Occupational Therapist

Care of the Elderly in Midlands

We are now recruiting for a part time/sessional Occupational Therapist/s for nursing homes in the Midlands region.

Healthcare Direct is a National Company delivering Occupational Therapy at the highest standards to extended care and step down facilities.  Full professional clinical support and supervision and part of a dynamic wider multidisciplinary team.  

The successful candidate will have the following key responsibilities in the Care of the Elderly setting and in the community:

  • Assess the case history of patients
  • Devise and carry out appropriate assessments (e.g. seating, feeding, pressure relief, meaningful activities of daily living, cognitive and perceptual assessments.  Advising on the use of medical aids and appliances, etc.
  • Source medical equipment solutions as appropriate and document all recommendations
  • Assist individuals in becoming independent following physical and mental-health problems
  • Work with other health professionals such as nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists, activity coordinators etc
  • Liaise with patients’ families and other relevant agencies

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good practical skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • An inquiring and creative mind
  • Problem –solving approach

Prerequisites:

  • Experience in providing OT to the elderly population
  • Degree qualified
  • Membership of the AOTI
  • 1 years experience working as an OT in the public or private sector
  • CORU registration
  • Full drivers license/ access to a car

Excellent training in occupational therapy, working with a dynamic OT team with peer support and full supervision.