Occupational Therapy Assistant / Part time

The Willows Hospital is a 14 bedded unit providing mental health rehabilitation for adult service users with complex mental health needs that impact their recovery to live in the community. The hospital opened in March 2020 in Wisbech, North Cambridgeshire, providing specialist assessment, treatment and support to stabilise service users symptoms and help them regain the skills and confidence to live successfully in the community. A holistic MDT approach facilitates assessment, treatment and review of both mental and physical wellbeing.

To provide occupational therapy support to patients who have a range of mental health conditions to enable them to maintain, restore or create a balance between their abilities and the demands of their occupation and environment in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. To devise and implement activities appropriate to patients needs and requests. To assist in developing the process and practices and delivery of Active Care and Recovery. To offer both individual and group based occupational therapy interventions to service users, under the supervision of the professionally qualified staff.

1. Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Hospital. To maintain and demonstrate a positive attitude toward patients, their families, staff, visitors and others.

2. Create an atmosphere that suits the individual Patients of the Hospital.

3. To demonstrate Non-discriminatory practice in all aspects of work.

4. Help Patients to socialise within the Hospital, providing a variety of activities, which cater for all tastes. Assist patients in accessing activities and identifying needs.

5. Plan and implement five day rolling / individual programmes, as well as encouraging Patients to maintain pre-existing hobbies after discussion with Occupational Therapist. To prepare and maintain appropriate materials for activities. On completion of activities to be responsible for cleaning up after activity.

6. Provide comfort and company for those who are unable to undertake any form of activity.

7. Encourage Staff, Relatives and Friends to participate in the Hospital's activities and to arrange Hospital visits as appropriate.

8. Maintain full and accurate records of daily therapies / activities using the relevant documents.

9. Discuss with other Staff the aims and objects of recreation therapy.

10. Report and document any changes in Patients' physical or emotional condition to the Person in Charge. To provide with written or verbal feedback to Occupational Therapist/ Head of Care on the patients progress and fluctuation within activities.

11. Assist with budgeting for entertainments, materials and outings.

12. Accompany Patients to off site activities. In need (and where qualified) be available to drive the company vehicle for activity outings as directed.

13. Ensure all equipment/ tools used for patient activities are maintained in a safe and proper condition and appropriately risk assessed.

14. Demonstrate to all Staff how to use appropriate equipment in the absence of the Occupational Therapist.

15. Report and document immediately to the Head of Care any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Patient, Colleague, self or another.

16. Notify the Hospital Manager as soon as possible of the inability to work, and also on return to work, from all periods of absence.

17. To assist in ensuring quality targets are recorded and met in accordance with agreed standard.

18. Maintain complete confidentiality of all matters concerning the Hospital, Patients, Staff and related work.

19. To be involved in the running of group activities.

20. To attend and participate in Staff and Patient meetings including daily handovers and community liaisons and attend training sessions as required.

21. Maintain, monitor and record and monies/funds utilised in accordance with the Therapy role.

22. Participate in agreed systems of appraisal and individual performance review with the role of employee. To attend regular supervision sessions with the Occupational Therapist/Hospital Manager.

23. Understand and ensure the implementation of the Hospitals Health and Safety Policy, Emergency and Fire Procedures.

24. Report any faulty appliances, damaged furniture or equipment and any potential hazard to the nominated Health and Safety individual and Manager.

25. Ensure the security of the Hospital is maintained at all times.

26. Adhere to all Group policies and procedures within the defined timescales, NCSC standards and guidelines, Department of Health guidelines and legislation, including the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice.

27. Undertake other duties, as required, by the team leader, Head of Care, or Hospital Manager.

CareTech Community Services Ltd is a provider of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for people to live in community settings with learning disabilities, severe physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour, mental health, forensic needs and acquired brain injury within a range of settings including, supported living services, shared housing, residential services and outreach. We encourage people to take control of their lives this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence
Role: Occupational Therapy Assistant / Part time
Job Type: Permanent
Location: PE13, Cambridgeshire,

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