Occupational Therapist

Manton Heights ABI Unit

Information:

This job is now closed

Job summary

Manton Heights ABI unit has an exciting opportunity to join the their therapy team.

We are currently seeking a senior/specialist Occupational Therapist with experience in neurology and brain injury.

We are a 12 bedded specialist, neurological rehabilitation service in Bedford.

Manton Heights ABI Unit offers competitive salary and accompanying benefits including:

HCPC fees reimbursement*, Free on-site parking, uniform, competitive pension, Perk box subscription, training and development opportunities, employee recognition scheme and the opportunity to be part of a fantastic team in a purpose built setting.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 12 months experience working within neurology and must have experience with brain injury.
  • be able to work well within a MDT
  • good communication skills
  • be dynamic and able to work under pressure
  • good time management
  • good communication skills
  • passion for improving patient experience and enhancing their lives
  • manage an OT caseload
  • oversee therapy assistant
  • sound documentation skills
  • Please note we are unable to provide sponsorship at present

Main duties of the job

Including but not limited to:

  • Initial assessments
  • personal care assessments
  • meal preparation assessments
  • upper limb rehabilitation
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • assessing home environment
  • equipment prescribing
  • SOAP notes
  • report writing
  • goal setting
  • completion of outcome measures
  • MDT working
  • supervision of therapy assistant
  • opportunity to oversee students
  • discharge planning
  • liaison with external health and social care professionals

About us

We are a small but mighty team who are very passionate about providing specialist rehabilitation to those in our care. Helping our patients to achieve their goals and regain independence in areas that are important to them is at the heart of everything do. 

We work in partnership with the NHS and work hard to maintain successful outcomes both for our patients and the service. 

We are a diverse team with a multitude of backgrounds. 

Our team is welcoming and we have fun together every day and laughter can often be heard throughout the unit.

Date posted

17 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience up to £55,000k & £3000 welcome bonus

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

U0079-24-0005

Job locations

Manton Heights ABI Unit, Woodlands

Off Manton Lane

Bedford

Bedfordshire

MK41 7LW


Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and flexible in their approach, and is able to demonstrate excellent clinical assessment and rehabilitation of neurological patients.

You will be responsible for the day to day provision of occupational therapy, working with patients to help them regain their independence and achieve their goals and ensuring the provision of high-quality patient-centred care and rehabilitation.

You must be able to demonstrate strong evidence-based clinical knowledge and skills within the specialty of stroke and neurology.

The team has strong links across the BLMK neuro network and stroke pathway. The unit is committed to ensuring staff feel supported with their wellbeing and development through supervision, appraisal, protected CPD time and training.

The working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm or 8:30am-4:30pm.

You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidates will be supported in this role with regular supervision with the therapy lead/unit manager.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced, dynamic and self-motivated Neuro Occupational Therapist looking for band 6/7 role.

We have free on-site parking, easy access to transport links, as well as extras such as free hot and cold drinks. You will be working closely with MDT colleagues to deliver high quality assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning for  patients within our unit.

The successful candidate will:

have a BSc degree in Occupational Therapy as well as having HCPC registration.

work in close partnership with colleagues from the ABI teams and neuro rehab teams.

lead on the delivery of high quality, individualised, evidenced based care to all patients

  • Youll care for patients and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work to help us change things for the better. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent
  • You'll be able to complete comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients with a neurological diagnosis, largely stroke and brain injury. Assessment includes cognitive, perceptual, functional and physical/motor assessment, particularly the upper limb
  • To be able to complete home environmental assessment, and recommend and order appropriate equipment (including high cost and larger pieces of equipment) to enable patients to return home safely
  • To be able to complete wheelchair assessment for basic wheelchairs and postural needs - preferably completed a Wheelchair Prescribers Course
  • You will be a car driver with access to a vehicle for Home and Access visits.
  • We will support you to develop your clinical and service development skills.
  • You will receive regular clinical supervision from the unit manager/therapy lead.
  • Professional development is actively encouraged and supported in a variety of ways including annual personal development review and in-service training programme.
  • To be able to complete patient related documentation in a timely manner using the SOAP format
  • To be able to attend patient related MDT meetings, and feedback and lead on behalf of the OT team, patients and other MDT members.

You will have access to appropriate external training. 

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and flexible in their approach, and is able to demonstrate excellent clinical assessment and rehabilitation of neurological patients.

You will be responsible for the day to day provision of occupational therapy, working with patients to help them regain their independence and achieve their goals and ensuring the provision of high-quality patient-centred care and rehabilitation.

You must be able to demonstrate strong evidence-based clinical knowledge and skills within the specialty of stroke and neurology.

The team has strong links across the BLMK neuro network and stroke pathway. The unit is committed to ensuring staff feel supported with their wellbeing and development through supervision, appraisal, protected CPD time and training.

The working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm or 8:30am-4:30pm.

You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidates will be supported in this role with regular supervision with the therapy lead/unit manager.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced, dynamic and self-motivated Neuro Occupational Therapist looking for band 6/7 role.

We have free on-site parking, easy access to transport links, as well as extras such as free hot and cold drinks. You will be working closely with MDT colleagues to deliver high quality assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning for  patients within our unit.

The successful candidate will:

have a BSc degree in Occupational Therapy as well as having HCPC registration.

work in close partnership with colleagues from the ABI teams and neuro rehab teams.

lead on the delivery of high quality, individualised, evidenced based care to all patients

  • Youll care for patients and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work to help us change things for the better. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent
  • You'll be able to complete comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients with a neurological diagnosis, largely stroke and brain injury. Assessment includes cognitive, perceptual, functional and physical/motor assessment, particularly the upper limb
  • To be able to complete home environmental assessment, and recommend and order appropriate equipment (including high cost and larger pieces of equipment) to enable patients to return home safely
  • To be able to complete wheelchair assessment for basic wheelchairs and postural needs - preferably completed a Wheelchair Prescribers Course
  • You will be a car driver with access to a vehicle for Home and Access visits.
  • We will support you to develop your clinical and service development skills.
  • You will receive regular clinical supervision from the unit manager/therapy lead.
  • Professional development is actively encouraged and supported in a variety of ways including annual personal development review and in-service training programme.
  • To be able to complete patient related documentation in a timely manner using the SOAP format
  • To be able to attend patient related MDT meetings, and feedback and lead on behalf of the OT team, patients and other MDT members.

You will have access to appropriate external training. 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1. BSc Hons Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • 2. Valid HCPC registration
  • 3. DBS

Desirable

  • 1. Minimum 12-18 months experience in neurology
  • 2. Some experience in rehabilitation is also preferable
  • 3. knowledge of local area and supporting services is preferable but not essential
  • 4. RCOT member

Car diver

Essential

  • Car diver, with full, clean driving license

Desirable

  • good IT skills and telephone skills
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1. BSc Hons Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • 2. Valid HCPC registration
  • 3. DBS

Desirable

  • 1. Minimum 12-18 months experience in neurology
  • 2. Some experience in rehabilitation is also preferable
  • 3. knowledge of local area and supporting services is preferable but not essential
  • 4. RCOT member

Car diver

Essential

  • Car diver, with full, clean driving license

Desirable

  • good IT skills and telephone skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Manton Heights ABI Unit

Address

Manton Heights ABI Unit, Woodlands

Off Manton Lane

Bedford

Bedfordshire

MK41 7LW


Employer's website

https://www.mantonheightsabi.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Manton Heights ABI Unit

Address

Manton Heights ABI Unit, Woodlands

Off Manton Lane

Bedford

Bedfordshire

MK41 7LW


Employer's website

https://www.mantonheightsabi.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Unit Manager

Jordan-Lee Davidson

manager.ABI@rchcarehomes.co.uk

01234213686

Date posted

17 May 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience up to £55,000k & £3000 welcome bonus

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

U0079-24-0005

Job locations

Manton Heights ABI Unit, Woodlands

Off Manton Lane

Bedford

Bedfordshire

MK41 7LW


Privacy notice

Manton Heights ABI Unit's privacy notice (opens in a new tab)