Occupational Therapist (Band 7) – Reablement Team

Location: Channel Islands  |  Channel Islands  |  Channel Islands
Sector: Health Care
Consultant: Sophie Wood
Job Reference: 39013
Salary: £38055 - £45355
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Seven Healthcare is looking for an Occupational Therapist to fill an exclusive opportunity in an independent hospital located in Guernsey.


The role:


The States of Guernsey are seeking to appoint an Occupational Therapist to join their multi-disciplinary community Rapid Response and Reablement team.

The post holder will perform a specialist community Occupational Therapy role with adults who have complex health, social and housing needs. The post holder will report to the Rapid Response and Reablement Team Manager and is accountable to the Professional Head of Occupational Therapy and operationally accountable to the Adult Community Services Manager .


Key Responsibilities:


1. Specialist knowledge and experience

1.1 A good knowledge of relevant community care and housing legislation relevant to Guernsey, or the ability to transfer the known knowledge into Guernsey policy.

1.2 A good knowledge of eligibility criteria and relevant procedures and policies relating to social care, health and housing organisations.

1.3 A good understanding of the complex interaction between health, housing and social issues and their impact on functional ability.

1.4 A good knowledge of the principles of housing construction and design, technical plans and housing adaptations.

1.5 A good knowledge of a wide range of disability equipment.

1.6 An understanding of moving and handling legislation and a knowledge of current moving and handling best practice and associated equipment.

2. Professional Practice:

2.1 To maintain the Professional Standards and behaviour as specified by the British Association of Occupational Therapists Code of Professional Conduct (2003) and in accordance with local policies.

2.2 To adhere to and apply the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists.

2.3 To independently manage a client caseload of complex and highly complex cases in (in consultation with Senior Occupational Therapist /Head Occupational Therapist as necessary).

2.4 To carry out and record comprehensive assessment of clients requiring community occupational therapy within the home environment. 2.5 To use communication, reasoning and negotiation skills to establish a therapeutic relationship with clients, managing barriers to communication.

2.6 To perform occupational analysis and risk evaluation leading to the formulation of intervention options which reduce the consequences of frailty, disability and deteriorating conditions.

2.7 To identify and select with the client and their carers, the most appropriate intervention options which balance the complex interaction of risk, safety, client choice, independence, areas of conflict and eligibility for services.

2.8 To seek opinion from the other relevant professionals to inform analysis and reasoning where appropriate.

2.9 To make recommendations to the States of Guernsey Housing Department and Social Security Department in respect of funding of housing adaptations and equipment.

2.10 To advise about the provision of standard specialist disability equipment and to seek Social Security or charity funding where applicable.

2.11 To maintain accurate and up to date documentation consistent with legal and organisational requirements. This will include IT systems.

2.12 To work with Guernsey Technical Services to receive advice about adaptations.

2.13 To progress the intervention to a satisfactory closure, evaluating outcomes and setting up reviews as appropriate.

2.14 To provide help and advice to service users, their family and other carers – teaching and demonstrating use of equipment or other techniques to optimise the service users functional ability and independence.

2.15 To provide risk assessment in moving and handling situations for other agencies where appropriate.

2.16 To liaise with other health and social care professionals and other related statutory, private and voluntary organisations, providing written reports, recommendations and referrals when appropriate.

2.17 To identify unmet needs and gaps in service provision and highlight these to the appropriate manager or organisation.

2.18 To provide support, guidance, teaching and clinical supervision to junior qualified staff, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and to Occupational Therapy students.

2.19 To actively participate in supervision and appraisal, using reflections and analysis to inform practice and identify training needs as required by the Health Professions Council.

3. Educational/Development

3.1 To maintain and develop professional knowledge and be conversant in professional developments, evidencing critical appraisal skills and Continuing Professional Development and a sound understanding of Governance.

3.2 To develop and maintain an agreed area of professional interest and expertise and act as a resource to other team members for this subject area, accessing relevant external training.

3.3 To participate in clinical audit as requested.

3.4 To be aware of current trends in occupational therapy.

3.5 To actively promote an understanding of the role of occupational therapy to outside agencies.

3.6 To participate in the clinical education of occupational therapy students and others as appropriate.

3.7 Carry out research and be involved in advising HSC on different types of aids/adaptations, where appropriate.

3.8 To participate in staff and service development through attendance at service meetings and in-service training sessions, including taking a lead in facilitating such events and presenting information as appropriate.

3.9 To maintain registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and follow standards.

4. Organisational:

???????4.1 To ensure that services are provided in accordance with the department’s standards.

4.2 To contribute to the evaluation of the service through use of audit, outcome measure and in-service research projects.

4.3 To actively influence service improvements.

4.4 To comply with organisational policies relating to Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Health and Safety at Work legislation.

4.5 To take into account the views and wishes of service users, carers and families, respecting their diversity.

4.6 To undertake other appropriate additional duties, as required by the Manager.

4.7 To adhere to the British Associations of Occupational Therapy standards and Code of Professional Conduct and the Health and Care Professions Council.

4.8 Ensure compliance with the Health and Social Care’s Health and Safety policy and any departmental policy.

4.9 Comply with the principles contained in the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2001 concerning improper disclosure, misuse or breach of confidentiality in respect of information held on computer systems or otherwise.

Applicant Requirements:

Qualifications: Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent.

Evidence of Post Graduate training.


      Minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

Carry and manage own caseload effectively

– Currently operating as a Specialist OT (Band 6) / or equivalent

– An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach

– The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

– A good understanding of core Occupational Therapy skills and the motivation to keep up-to-date with current best practice in OT

– Excellent communication / time management skills

Compliance: HCPC Registration.

Travel: To travel to and from work independently.

Hours: Full time.

Working with Seven Healthcare:

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Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of Healthcare; including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Paediatric Audiologists and everything in between.

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