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Care Vacancies

Below is the listing for vacancies in our care sector categories

As you can image, in today's economic climate vacancies do not remain available for long once they are notified to ASG. For this reason, not all vacancies available are posted on our web-site. Conversely, a vacancy advertised on this web site may no longer be available as we may have already found a suitable applicant to fill the post.

Social Care (qualified) - Occupational Therapist

  • To work in accordance with the Trust’s Here for You standards to consistently demonstrate the behaviours required to fulfil the promises we have made to the people of Croydon. These promises, developed with our patients, carers and staff help us deliver the pledges in the NHS Constitution and our own corporate objectives.

The postholder is required to carry out his/her role in accordance with the organisation “here for you” promises, standards and behaviours, ensuring that colleagues and the people we serve feel cared for, feel in safe hands, feel confident in their treatment, feel we value their time, and feel that our service continues to improve all the time

  • To ensure that Croydon Healthcare Services Trust’s policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirements of the Health and Safety Regulations and the Trust’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.
  • To work in accordance with the Trust’s policies to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote equality and diversity in the workplace. To positively promote at all times equality of opportunity in service delivery and employment in accordance with Trust policies, regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation or domestic circumstances.
  • To adhere to the Trust Infection Control Policy, procedures and guidelines, and in particular practice strict hand hygiene at all times while carrying out clinical duties, in line with the responsibilities placed on employees by the Health Act 2006: Code of Practice for the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). The prevention and control of HCAIs must be embedded into everyday clinical practice and applied consistently.
  • All clinical staff hold responsibility for ensuring they have sound knowledge of standard infection control precautions and that no omission on their part or within the sphere of their responsibility is detrimental to the interests or safety of their patients, visitors and colleagues. Clinical staff must keep their infection control knowledge and skills up to date by attending the Trust’s mandatory infection control training, a record of which will be kept and information provided to line managers as required.
  • To comply with the Trust’s Safe Guarding Children and Vulnerable Adults policies, procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:
  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the Croydon Multi Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct

Copies of the Protocols and Procedures are available on the Trust Intranet under Child Protection. Staff are advised on how to access the appropriate contact numbers and the Protocols and Procedures when attending Safeguarding training. Updates and revisions are notified to all staff via ‘What’s New’.

  • To work within the British Association of Occupational Therapist’s and the Health and Social Care Profession’s Council Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice.
  • Budget Holders are responsible for adherence to Standing Financial Instructions
  • Managers are responsible for adherence of maintaining expenditure within budget and addressing deviations from budget
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the post.

This job description is not an exhaustive document, but is a reflection of the current position. The job holder may from time to time be asked to undertake other reasonable duties. Any change will be made in discussion with the job holder in light of service needs.

Responsibilities and Duties

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical and Professional

  • To provide highly specialised assessment of patients who have complex multi-pathologies and/or needs, make appropriate Occupational Therapy recommendations for individual patients with the patients and/or carers involvement.
  • To assess the treatment methods used in the speciality and be actively involved in initiating changes in line with evidence based practice, RCOT/BAOT/HCPC and Clinical Governance findings.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and/or carers providing appropriate complex information regarding the patient’s medical condition and inform them of the benefits and risks of suggested recommendations and options available.

4.To maintain accurate and up-to-date records, both paper and electronic as required, on patient treatment in line with the RCOT guidelines and standards for record keeping (2017) and ensure that junior and unqualified staff do likewise.

  • To collaborate with other senior staff in standardising record keeping within the Occupational Therapy services
  • To set and maintain a high personal standard of work and ensure that junior and unqualified staff do the same, in order to teach them to monitor their standards, ensuring an ethical, sensitive and culturally aware approach.
  • To ensure therapy staff within the speciality are competent according to the therapy competencies.
  • To monitor staff performance in line with the competencies through supervision and other performance management methods.
  • To have the knowledge and skills to work competently in all specialities as the service demands.
  • To maintain a Continuing Professional Development Portfolio by keeping professionally up-to-date by means of adequate post-registration educational activities and encourage staff to do the same.
  • To keep professionally up-to-date in clinical practice relating to patient care within other specialities.
  • To provide clinical expertise to other staff and to be proactive as a consultant to other specialities and be willing to contribute to multidisciplinary training programmes.
  • To liaise with staff inside and outside Croydon University Hospital and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication and act as the representative of the speciality when requested by the line manager.
  • To ensure confidentiality on all matters relating to patients and information obtained in the course of employment.
  • To provide legal assessments and reports on patient where litigation is pending.

Multi-disciplinary Teams/ Housing assessments/ Major adaptations:

  • To report on and make recommendations to the Housing Department (and other housing agencies) concerning an individual’s Disability Housing needs, including the assessment of the suitability of properties offered to the client, as appropriate to the Team function.
  • Where a client is intending to move homes privately, and at their request, to assess and advise on the suitability of a potential property for their particular needs in relation to their disability, in accordance with the Team function.
  • To make recommends where necessary and appropriate for suitable major adaptations to an individuals home, in accordance with the criteria for adaptations and Team function.
  • Using specialist skills and knowledge, OT staff working in the multi-agency Major Adaptation Unit will work closely with the client, carers and other staffs in the Unit to design an acceptable scheme to meet the client’s needs within technical and financial limits and contribute to the work and development of that Team.
  • Clear understanding of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) in accordance with the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.
  • To participate in departmental and in-service training programmes.

Managerial

  • To maintain accurate and up-to-date statistics as directed by the Therapy Services Manager and monitor other staff in the Speciality.

24.To contribute to the design and management of the departmental Clinical Governance and Quality Assurance programs, Operational and Training Plans and support the delivery of the Therapy Service, meeting agreed objectives.

Research and development

  • To lead/actively support the evaluation of clinical practice through clinical audit and/or research projects within the speciality.

Service Development

26 To identify opportunities to improve the Therapy Service in order to provide the best possible patient care within available resources by using and developing one’s management knowledge and skills.

  • To be involved with developments arising from multi-agency/clinical pathways/government initiative groups on Occupational Therapy.
  • To participate in the development and implementation of Policies in conjunction with other senior staff.

Shift:36 hours Mon to Fri (09:00:AM - 05:00:PM) Duration:3 Months

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £19.18 /hour

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