Position closes on 31st March 2017
1. Clinical duties
To provide high standards of occupational therapy clinical care:
To manage and be responsible for occupational therapy caseload in an efficient manner
To prioritise the caseload as necessary and clinically appropriate
To undertake complex assessments of pensioners with cognitive impairment, complex physical disabilities and mental health difficulties and new admissions.
To demonstrate sound clinical reasoning and treatment planning within a OT framework and philosophy
To provide skilled patient centred intervention at the self-determined appropriate frequency until, as able, all goals are met.
To provide relevant occupational therapy education to patients, family and staff as appropriate to ensure high quality care
To provide skilled occupational therapy services in close collaboration with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
To continuously monitor and re-assess patients for changing needs and goals
To demonstrate evidence based practice by implementing current and up to date research, philosophies, equipment and modalities
To utilise both standardised and non-standardised assessment tools.
To identify unmet needs of the service user and refer on as appropriate to other members of the multi-disciplinary team
To maintain professional documentation in accordance with standards of practice
To continuously communicate with members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding referrals, treatment plans, patient progress, education and discharge.
To provide a highly skilled level of occupational therapy services to the pensioners of the Royal Hospital Chelsea as an autonomous practitioner.
Royal Hospital Chelsea – Lead Therapist (OT) JD –May 2010 2/3
To understand and observe the Codes of Professional Conduct of the HPC and COT and observe Royal Hospital policies and guidelines.
To work within and promote the Hospital’s model of person-centred care and the Therapy Services model of rehabilitation and skill maintenance.
To ensure consent to treatment is gained before each intervention and maintain resident’s privacy, dignity and choice at all times.
To be legally accountable for all aspects of own working including assessment, management of patients, equipment provision and documentation.
To ensure confidentiality is maintained, and after identifying the need to share any information with a third party to comply with the Caldicott guidance.
3. Service and practice development
To develop working relationships across agencies to include NHS and Local Authorities therapy providers as appropriate
To critically review/audit current Occupational Therapy services and seek to identify opportunities to improve the service by providing the best patient care, within the resources available.
To collate appropriate statistical data in accordance with departmental procedure and to produce reports as requested to capture performance targets and clinical governance
To oversee the safe and appropriate use of Occupational Therapy equipment by staff and residents, through teaching, training and supervision of practice.
To maintain own CPD and identify key educational opportunities and needs annually and to participate in the appraisal process.
To assume delegated tasks as requested by the therapy managers relevant to the delivery of the Occupational Therapy service.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea will be holding an exhibition exploring the important role women have played throughout the 325 year history of the Chelsea Pensioners.
The Chelsea Pensioners are celebrating the 325th anniversary of the opening of their historic home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea.