Occupational Therapist Band 6 - Stanford Hall
Military Medical Personnel
A. OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION - SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
1. To provide Occupational Therapist (OT) assessment, workplace advice and support to Service Personnel (SP).
2. To work autonomously, without routine direct supervision and be accountable for own professional actions.
3. To assess, plan, and implement OT interventions.
4. To support vocational rehabilitation of SP, with clinical supervision provided a Senior OT and monitoring the service against national guidelines and standards.
5. To plan and co-ordinate relevant multidisciplinary patient care activities.
6. To implement policies and procedures for the Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) Occupational Therapy service to ensure quality of service provision and evidence based practice. This includes implementation of relevant National standards and guidelines.
7. To support clinical research, participate in clinical evaluation and audit for the Occupational Therapy service.
8. To provide specialist clinical advice and teaching on vocational rehabilitation to other members of the DPHC Regional Occupational Health Team (ROHT) multidisciplinary team, and external agencies/ organisations as requested.
B. STANDARDS TO WHICH AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICES
9. Work to the appropriate Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Allied Health Professionals.
10. Work to the Code of Occupational Therapists (COT) code of ethics & professional conduct.
C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
11. Must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
12. State Registered on the College of Occupational Therapy Register and not subject to any restrictions in practice.
13. Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy.
14. Must be fully training in the use of standardised assessments.
15. Must hold a full driving licence valid in the UK.
D. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
16. Experience in assessing and treating patients and setting appropriate rehabilitation treatment goals.
17. Experience in assessing and treating the following: traumatic brain injury, stroke, complex trauma, amputees.
18. Ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive and contentious information to patients demonstrating negotiation, mediation, empathy, and reassurance.
19. Previous Ministry of Defence (MOD) experience.