Senior Occupational Therapist

Are you a highly skilled Occupational Therapist ready for a fresh challenge?

Do you want to flourish in a supportive, environment?

You will be an integral part of a team where your skills and contribution will be valued, this is a very exciting opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist to join a hospital in the Southeast region of Ireland.

This is a fulltime, permanent position, the salary being offered will be attractive, based on skills & experience.

You’ll get to enjoy working in a close multi-disciplinary team where there is real respect and a drive for high quality, evidence based safe patient care in an innovative modern working environment. You will benefit from a varied surgical caseload which will broaden your skills and experience as well as support and training opportunities.

I am interested to speak with people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work.

The ROle:

• Be responsible for the maintenance of standards of practice of self and staff appointed to clinical / designated area(s).
• Be responsible for managing own caseload and for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment programmes for service users according to service standards
• Participate in the integrated discharge planning process.
• Be responsible for the day-to-day running of a designated service area(s) by supervising staff, prioritising and allocating work and promoting positive staff morale and team working in conjunction with the Occupational Therapist Manager.
• In conjunction with the Occupational Therapist Manager lead service planning by anticipating the changing needs of the service and service users.
• Ensure the quality of documentation of all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, reports and discharge summaries are in accordance with local service, professional and legislative standards.
• Communicate verbally and / or in writing results of assessments, treatment / intervention programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy.
• Attend clinics, review meetings, team meetings, case conferences, ward rounds etc. as designated by the Occupational Therapist Manager.
• Be responsible for adhering to existing standards and protocols and for leading out on the development and maintenance of standards / strategies for quality improvement and outcome measurement.

Qualifications & Experience:

• Degree in Occupational Therapy. Eligibility for membership to the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI)
• Minimum 3 years post qualification experience
• Recent experience of working in an acute hospital setting
• Demonstrates ability to lead by example and adapts leadership style to suit the demands of the situation and the people involved.
• Previous experience managing and developing self and others in a busy working environment.
• Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team and collaborate well with others
• Capable to work under pressure and to be able to effectively prioritise their workload to meet the demands of the hospital.

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