Job Purpose (i) To undertake statutory duties associated with the service group in which the postholder works, in accordance with Directorate policy and practice, with the appropriate supervision, guidance and direction.Job Duties and Responsibilities (i) To undertake statutory tasks related to the responsibilities of the service group in accordance with disability, human rights and other relevant legislation and work with colleagues in carrying out statutory duties, as required. (ii) To carry a caseload with a high level of direction and supervision to agree the means by which care management is to be undertaken and approve decisions, plans and written reports. (iii) To participate in team duty and referral taking systems, as directed. (iv) To undertake assessment of service users needs in accordance with Directorate policies and procedures. Assessments will be carried out in conjunction with service users, families, carers and other professionals. Assessments will involve the evaluation of all aspects of an individual's situation, including an assessment of jeopardy and risk. (v) To devise, implement and review care plans to meet service user need/ statutory responsibilities. (vi) To apply specific methods of intervention as appropriate to the service group. (vii) To provide reports as required. (viii) To contribute to the effective functioning of the team. (ix) To maintain essential records, input and maintain records on core computer system as required and to undertake IT training as necessary. (x) To make available any records for statistical purposes or inspection. (xi) To liaise effectively with colleagues in other statutory, voluntary and independent sector agencies, as required.(xii) To work collaboratively with colleagues in other settings of the Directorate, as required to meet the needs of service users and carers. (xiii) To attend team meetings and other meetings relevant to the work of the service group, as required. (xiv) To undertake training as required including ongoing post qualification professional development. (xv) To contribute to the provision of a response to civil emergencies as required. (xvi) To function within financial and budgetary guidelines in order to purchase packages of care to meet the needs specified in care plans. (xvii) To prepare reports for court and attend to give evidence in legal proceedings as required. (xviii) To undertake specific projects in relation to service development as agreed. Progression to Level 2 will be subject to the demonstration of competence in the above areas and a requirement to regularly carry out the following duties (ie 50% of caseload for a period of at least six months): • Demonstrate a high level of practice ability in the effective assessment and management of a wide range of occupational therapy case issues. This will involve the exercising of professional judgement and discretion in the management of risk. • Provide day to day advice to team colleagues as required.Progression to Level 3 will be subject to the demonstration of competence and the additional requirement to regularly carry out the following duties (ie 50% of caseload for a period of at least six months): • Demonstrate an advanced level of practice ability in the effective assessment and management of a wide range of complex occupational therapy and care management issues. This will involve the exercising of professional judgement and discretion in the management of risk and conflict and the reporting on progress. • Demonstrate an advanced level of practice ability in providing day to day advice and guidance to team colleagues on a regular basis as required.
- Previous OT experience,
- HCPC registered, This position is for a qualified occupational therapist to work across Dorset to review people being discharged from hospital, who have been identified as requiring 2 carers. It will also include undertaking initial OT assessments for those on OT waiting lists.
Please contact Amy Maher on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.