Children's Occupational Therapy Assistant

London, Greater London, England
Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust £ 24938.0 - 26385.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 24938.0 - 26385.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
22 Jun 2022
22 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilitiesDuties and Responsibilities
  • To carry out and prioritise own caseload of patients with simple predictable conditions as delegated by the therapist
  • To provide competent treatment/rehabilitation to patients within set clinical protocols as appropriate
  • Ability to work with minimal or no immediate supervision - using initiative
  • To use own clinical judgement and knowledge in regards to progressing and/or adapting treatment programmes within agreed clinical protocols and parameters
  • To assist with the care of patients as appropriate
  • To assist the therapist with individual and group treatments/exercise and/or clinics
  • To be able to recognise change in the condition or reaction of a patient with guidance from therapists and to watch the patient response to any treatment undertaken
  • To demonstrate an awareness and an ability to manage clinical risk
  • To work within national and local policies and procedures relevant to Band 3 (including but not limited to confidentiality, consent, ethics, health and safety, risk management, complaints, data protection, equality and diversity policies, service user involvement)
  • To comply with the Health and Safety Regulations
  • To be able to cope with occasional, potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner
  • To attend mandatory annual training
Physical resources
  • To be responsible for competent use and maintenance of all equipment used, to report defects in equipment
  • To maintain spreadsheets, processes and stocks of equipment
  • Handling of monies as appropriate and required by clinical area

Human resources
  • To assist with non-clinical induction of assistants and students as required
  • Able to take action when performance and practice of self and others should be recognised, reported or improved with support from senior staff.
  • Identifies and reports practice that discriminates against an individual or group of people (speaking up)

Information resources
  • Responsible for maintenance of accurate patient records using appropriate/current information systems
  • Responsible for maintenance and storage of OT Video/IT data and uploading to electronic records.
  • To be able to share information effectively and concisely in different situations e.g. answering phone, completion of reports/referrals
  • Maintain clear and accurate records
  • Immediately report to a senior member of staff any changes or concerns you have in a person's condition.
  • To be able to motivate and persuade patients through effective communication skills.
  • See the patient or visitor as an individual and have a warm, approachable manner to help put them at their ease.
  • Understand that people are different. Pay attention to their different needs so that everyone is treated fairly.
  • Ability to communicate information where there may be barriers to communication and or understanding
  • To report regularly to clinical team lead
  • To liaise with members of the MDT (multi disciplinary team) with regard to patient care.
  • To liaise with managers, other administrative and support staff as necessary to ensure the smooth running of the department
  • To attend any meetings and seminars/case conferences as appropriate
  • Protect the privacy and dignity of patients, clients, visitors and colleagues.
  • To participate in the Personal Development Reviews utilising knowledge and skills framework
  • To participate in the assistant and as appropriate, the department education programme.
  • Record relevant learning and development activities to identify the impact and benefit of your learning for yourself and those accessing you services.
  • Contribute to a culture where everyone is encouraged to learn from mistakes, receive and give constructive feedback and learn from and with each other.
  • Support people to learn new techniques or regain pre-existing ones (the correct use of mobility and adaptive equipment, delivery of developmental programmes)
  • Contribute to the delivery and evaluation of educational resources (e.g. for students, patients etc.)
Research Quality and Audit
  • Able to follow set protocols, read different types of materials and summarise key findings, recruit research participants and record routine research /service evaluation data with guidance from more experienced colleagues.
  • Support clinical audit and quality improvement.
  • To carry out assessments and treatments, with moderate to intense physical effort on a daily basis
  • To prioritise workload to manage frequent disruptions by patients, clinical staff, students and administrative support staff
  • To sensitively deal with distressing or emotional circumstan

Ref: LIS6771

Job Details

Children's Occupational Therapy Assistant

London, Greater London, Englandd Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
£ 24938.0 - 26385.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
22 Jun 2022
22 Jul 2022

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