Specialism
Carers
Advertising Salary
£9.75

About The Role

PJ Care has been rated as the "Best Care Home to Work for in the UK" in the annual ‘Best Companies’ awards, which have also ranked us in the top five best health and social care providers to work for.

Our Care homes provide specialist neurological care and neuro rehabilitation for people with progressive or acquired neurological conditions. 

JOB TITLE                                     Occupational Therapy Assistant

RESPONSIBLE TO                       Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy,

ACCOUNTABLE TO                      Therapy Manager  

LOCATION                                     Peterborough

TERMS                                           Full time 40 hours per week

RATE                                               £9.75 per hour

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To participate as a full member of the Therapy team in the implementation of individual treatment plans including other relevant multi-disciplinary team members where appropriate.
  • Prepare residents for therapy, ensuring their privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.
  • To provide under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist ongoing monitoring, support and assessment of residents’ physical and mental health needs.
  • Prepare and clean equipment, maintain tidy working areas during and after treatment.
  • Check and maintain equipment is safe for use and action according to company policy if faulty.
  • To be involved in overseeing inventory checks of equipment in the gym, Occupational Therapy Kitchen and Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy treatment rooms and on the units with direction from the Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.
  • Monitor progress of individuals and report any observations to the Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist and the Nurse in Charge.
  • Maintain accurate and legible records using SOAP format in the therapy notes.
  • To undertake skin integrity checks as instructed by the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist.
  •  To update therapy database records as required or requested to complete by the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist
  • To attend daily nursing handovers on all Units every morning and feedback any relevant information to the Health Care Assistants and Therapy team.
  • To support with OT kitchen sessions as directed by the Occupational Therapist.
  • To carry out shopping for ingredients if not available from the kitchen for Occupational Therapy Kitchen sessions.
  • To be involved in groups organised by Occupational Therapy
  • To monitor and encourage residents’ progress, taking into account the environment and provide regular feedback to the Occupational Therapist, and the wider therapy team
  • To be involved in any administration tasks which assist with the running of the Therapy Department, this may include photo copying, printing, using Microsoft office; including Word and Excel to assist with inputting Therapy stats, maintaining up to date equipment inventories and any other admin tasks.
  • To make telephone calls and liaise with other agencies under the supervision of the qualified therapists.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven educational standard to GCSE in English and Math’s (or the equivalent)
  • Experience in Health and/or Social Care settings with adults with a range of illnesses or disabilities. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively using verbal and non-verbal including effective listening skills.
  • Confident and competent in patient moving/handling tasks including safe practice in the use of equipment.

All staff employed by PJ Care are individually responsible and expected to safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of all individuals who access PJ Care services to ensure everyone is protected from actual or potential harm.

PJ Care Ltd strongly believes in the promotion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in all areas of life, but particularly in the workspace and is proactive in supporting every member of our team and residents to reach their true potential.

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