Occupational Therapy Assistant

Meridian Business Support Limited
£18k - £22k pa
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Occupational Therapy Assistant Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Type of role: Full time Permanent Salary: £18000-£22000 (Dependent upon experience) plus excellent benefits

Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday-Friday At Meridian Business Support we are recruiting for an Occupational Therapist Assistant for a market leading and an award winning provider for daily living aids rehabilitation equipment.

Our client is looking for individuals who want to be a part of a team and care and take pride in delivering exceptionally customer service to their clients in the community.

Occupational Therapy Assistant duties include but not limited to:

  • Providing advice, via telephone, email and live web chat, to Customers on equipment solutions in the Suppliers Catalogue, supported by a qualified OT
  • Liaising with suppliers, client product management and Healthcare professionals as required
  • Supporting the purchasing team in the production and maintenance of Integrated Community Equipment Services online catalogues.
  • Ensuring initial set up of the catalogue is in accordance to commissioners requirements and ensuring the catalogue (images and copy) is clinically accurate enabling ease of use by prescribers
  • Ensuring the catalogue is maintained as an accurate clinical record taking into account any changes made to product by manufacturers and / or commissioners.
  • Supporting the OT's in the contract in cataloguing special equipment effectively
  • Support the development of the Safe+Well retail / assessment service within NRS Healthcare for Self Funding Service Users

  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge and skills in the field of the equipment needs of adults.
  • Attend meetings, exhibitions and conferences as required being an ambassador for the clients business
  • Make equipment recommendations, under the clinical supervision of the OT, as required.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Keys Skills and competencies include:

  • Experience of working with disabled adults and older people
  • Knowledge of Daily Living Aids and experience of working with Healthcare Professionals
  • Experience of working with a range of partner organisations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & Team working
  • Good communication, listening and observational skills face to face and on the telephone
  • Effective written skills, organisation, time management and IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise your work and use your own initiative with a positive attitude
  • A willingness to learn and demonstrable Knowledge and practice of good customer care skills
  • Physical ability to handle, demonstrate and fit Daily Living Aids
  • To have knowledge of minor adaptations
  • Relevant additional qualifications e.g. NVQ level II / III in Health and Social Care

In return we offer:

  • 33 days holiday inc of bank holidays(rising 1 day per year after 3 years to a maximum of 38 days)
  • Comprehensive sick pay scheme, Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Exclusive employee discounts, savings and competitions
  • Bike to work scheme and Free parking
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance programme

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Occupational Therapy Assistant 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. To ************************ or call on *********** / ***********

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959352755