Part Time Occupational Therapist- Doncaster

Nottingham Rehab Limited
£26000 - £32000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time
Position: Occupational Therapist
Location: Doncaster
Type of role: Part Time Permanent
Salary: up to £32000 per annum pro rata plus excellent benefits
Hours: 3-4 days per week 8.30-4.30pm

NRS Healthcare are a market leading and award winning manufacturer, distributor and service provider of daily living aids and rehabilitation equipment. NRS Healthcare delivers services on behalf of NHS trusts and local authorities across the UK with an annual turnover in excess of £140 million.

We are looking for individuals who want to be part of a team that care and take pride in delivering exceptional customer service to our clients in the community.

Occupational Therapist duties include but not limited to:
• Be instrumental in the development of the Safe+Well™ retail / assessment service within Doncaster for Self-Funding Service Users as agreed with commissioners.
• Ensuring the processes of Safe+Well are established and followed by all the clinical team
• Assessment of customers by telephone using a standardised format.
• Home Assessments for private customers
• Be responsible for establishing the demonstration of equipment and assessment of customers (self funders) visiting the NRS Assessment Centre and at suitable venues across Doncaster.
• Promoting the Safe+Well™ Service within Doncaster (Health and Social Care, Private Care and Residential Homes & Voluntary Sector)
• To be instrumental in establishing the development of a Trusted Assessor Scheme and local Retailer Network scheme in Doncaster which may include providing Trusted Assessor training.
• Working with the Commissioners to establish criteria for targeting reviews of clients
• Developing protocols for working alongside partners and prescribers in respect of carrying out the reviews
• Undertaking checks across IT systems (iRIS4 and appropriate Heath and Social Care Systems) to gather up to date information prior to undertaking the review
• Liaising with clinicians and prescribers involved with the client, and other agencies as appropriate
• Liaise with solicitors dealing with probate following death of service users where access to the property, to retrieve equipment, might be problematic
• Contacting service users / carers and undertaking a telephone review, where appropriate, of their equipment needs
• Investigating, by whatever means necessary, any ‘lost’ equipment and endeavouring to trace it in order to generate collection
• Raising collections on iRIS4 for equipment that is no longer required by the service user
• Following up any cases where there are difficulties in the retrieval of equipment
• Building effective working relationships with key contacts – e.g. sheltered housing managers, district councils, domiciliary care agencies, NRS managers, prescribers
• Referring and signposting clients / carers where necessary – e.g. to OT / Physio, falls teams, carers’ assessments
• Reconciling, where possible, duplicate records and errors on iRIS4 or liaise with NRS regarding inaccurate data on the system that they can update
• Keeping a record of work undertaken and liaising with the Commissioning Manager to accurately calculate credit generated by the project
• Keeping a record of work undertaken, both raw stats and interesting case examples to inform reports to the Commissioning manager
• Meeting regularly with Commissioning Manager to monitor progress with the projects

Occupational Therapist Keys Skills and competencies include:
• BSc (Hons) Degree in OT / Diploma equivalent.
• Registration with HCPC
• Relevant experience of working within Health or Social Care & prescribing community equipment
• Experience of working with adults and older people with complex needs
• Specialist knowledge of equipment and specials
• Experience of managing a caseload
• Experience of Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention including moving and handling assessments
• Experience of working with a range of partner organisations, particularly domiciliary care agencies
• Effective written and verbal communication skills, organisation and time management skills
• IT skills
• Ability to prioritise your work, reflect and critically appraise own performance
• Ability to use own initiative and to work under pressure and cope with stress
• Ability to manage conflict and to motivate others
• Positive attitude with a willingness to learn
• Good interpersonal skills
• Demonstrable Knowledge and practice of good customer care skills
• To be skilled in setting up and adjusting specialist equipment
• Understanding of research and audit processes and Clinical governance
• Understanding of Occupational Therapy Outcome measures
• Knowledge of the Enabling approach to support people to meet their full potential
Evidence of continuous professional development

In return we offer:
• A competitive salary
• 33 days annual holiday inclusive of bank holidays(rising 1 day per year after 3 years to a maximum of 38 days) pro rata
• Comprehensive sick pay scheme
• Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
• Exclusive employee discounts, savings and competitions
• Bike to work scheme
• Childcare Vouchers
• Free Parking
• Employee Assistance programme

This position will be subject to an enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service check.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Occupational Therapist role and are looking for a new challenge but one with a difference, then please send a cv and covering letter explaining why you should be considered for the position