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Occupational Therapist Assistant, Thornford Park Hospital 

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Listening and wanting to help change lives for the better are two essential traits in an Occupational Therapist role. If you want to support people's recovery process then join Thornford Park Hospital as the new Registered Occupational Therapist Assistant.
You will be working on Female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), providing individual and group support and care in order to promote recovery and enhance social inclusion. Under the guidance of an Occupational Therapist, you will work collaboratively with the service users as part of multi-disciplinary team, to assess, plan, implement & evaluate the social and recreational needs of patients & develop a range of structured activities to meet identified needs.
You will have excellent listening and communication skills including report writing, be highly motivated and able to work within an emotionally demanding environment. You will be flexible in availability and able to demonstrate creative and imaginative approach to problem solving.
Role - Occupational Therapist Assistant
Location - Thatcham, Berkshire
Salary - £19,500
Hours - 37.5 per week (Full-Time)
Closing Date - Tuesday 26th November 2019
Your responsibilities
To work as part of the Occupational Therapy Department allocated to a specific named ward.
To assist Occupational Therapists, Primary Nurses and other MDT staff in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.
To work in conjunction with other OTAs to develop a hospital-wide out of hours structured activity programme
To assist in delivering a high standard of support and care to patients and their carer's, promoting their equality, dignity and mental wellbeing at all times.
To work with individuals to facilitate access and engagement in a range of activities, working across boundaries of care and organisations.
To ensure that patients understand and are assisted to engage in pathways of care across sector/agency boundaries.
To work with patients to achieve their identified goals and access appropriate services provided on a regular and consistent basis.
To provide support with "activities of daily living"; this may involve practical help, emotional/psychological support, and assistance with any difficulties that may arise.
To develop a rapport within appropriate and transparent boundaries.
Help to identify early signs of relapse or crisis by monitoring the service user's progress, level of functioning and mental state and alert the appropriate staff involved in the individual's care.
Report regularly to OT's, primary nurses and MDT.
To actively contribute to the development of the Integrated Groupwork Programme.
Attend and participate in team/care plan review meetings as appropriate..
To be successful in this role, you'll need
Listen and communicate effectively using verbal & non-verbal skills;
Demonstrate good written communication skills including effective report and healthcare note writing;
Be empathic, compassionate and patient;
Deal sensitively with distress, disturbance and unpredictability;
Demonstrate a good basic understanding of mental health issues;
Show a creative and imaginative approach to problem solving;
Have the practical skills to assist daily living.
Promote the rights, responsibilities and recovery of service users.
Acknowledge diversity and promote anti-discriminatory practice;
Maintain confidentiality..
What you will get
Annual salary of £19,500
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity Package.
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.
About your next employer
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.
Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.
With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.
Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure