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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-UPACS-1513
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Princess Royal University Site
Town
Orpington
Salary
£21,446 - £24,107 per annum inc. HCA
Closing
21/11/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Princess Royal University Hospital campus for a new occupational therapy assistant post within our ever expanding and dynamic department. The post holder will have a strong commitment to working with people in a caring and rehabilitation environment (previous experience of working in healthcare necessary).These posts involves direct patient contact, carrying out rehabilitation intervention under the supervision and guidance of a qualified Occupational Therapist.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a large Therapy department with 300 therapy staff from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. Each service is organised under a Head of Profession with a Director of Therapies heading up the service and representing Therapies across the Trust. The department has a well established tradition of supervision and appraisal that ensures all staff are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge and to reach their full potential.

This post is aligned to the occupational therapy team working in medicine for the elderly. Occupational therapy assistants have a key role in assisting older adult patients to reach their full potential and helping them to achieve their occupational therapy goals in order to return home.  The role will include providing support to patients in treatment and rehabilitative programmes. You will accompany staff on home assessments, environmental assessments and fit equipment where appropriate and needed.

The successful candidate must have good communication skills (both written and verbal), good organisational skills and time management. Possess basic IT skills and work well with a team atmosphere. The work does involve physical activity therefore fitness to assist in manual handling of patients is a must.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stacy Carr or Osaruese Osawe, Team Lead Occupational therapists on 01689 863918  Osaruese.Osawe@nhs.net or stacy.carr@nhs.net

Please note that due to the predicted high demand for this post, only the first 50 applications received will be considered.