Occupational Therapist

Wykewood, Wyke

Occupational Therapist
Wykewood, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, BD12 8AA
Hours: full time (40 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: £12.24 per hour
Our new complex needs care home, Wykewood, will open in June 2021 with a start date of May 2021 and will provide specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity care needs. 
Construction of the home started in March 2020, and is due to be completed in June 2021, bringing a £5million investment into the local area.
The home will have 40 large bedrooms - each with an en suite wet room - spread over three floors and surrounded by large landscaped gardens around the home. It'll care for 40 adults living with a range of complex needs including mental and physical health conditions. 
We are looking for a dynamic and innovative experienced or newly qualified Occupational therapist to support the therapy services in Wykewood, alongside a Physiotherapist and Therapy Assistant.  Together you will be developing personal centred care pathways as part of individual rehabilitation for the service users. Your enthusiasm, warmth and compassion is fundamental in helping our service users to feel respected, included and cared for.
Working with our team of specialist nurses and support workers you will be expected to contribute to integrated care planning with the aim of enabling our services users to reach their goals.
Key Duties:
Taking responsibility for a clinical caseload
Carrying out assessments and reviews, (including neuro and cognitive rehabilitation, facilitating independence with skills for life) ensuring that service users receive appropriate treatment
Using appropriate communication skills and tools to communicate with service users
Monitoring, evaluating and recording patient progress, modifying treatment plans as required
Liaising with agencies including GPs, consultants, hospital staff, PCTs and social services
Liaising with the nursing team and care staff at the care home.
Working as part of a team
Delegation of therapy to assistant therapist, activities co-ordinators and support workers
Lead professional for the Activities service
Attend MDT meetings
Be an advocate for therapy for the service user
Maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation in line with legal requirements
Assisting with the training of other health care staff as required
We expect that you will be a qualified or newly qualified Occupational Therapist ideally with some experience within the private sector however this is not essential.  HCPC Registered. Experience acquired brain injury, mental health, and neurological care would also be advantageous, however, full training is provided via our comprehensive induction.
25 days holiday (plus stats 34 days)
Exemplar rewards – childcare vouchers, retail discounts and vouchers.
Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
Pension plan.
Refer a friend scheme - Up to £1,500
Free car parking.
Paid DBS - Worth £44
Outstanding career progression.
Comprehensive induction program.
Additional info/about Exemplar:
Exemplar provides the highest levels of quality care, and that means care for our staff as well as the people in our community homes. When you join Exemplar, you bring your energy and commitment to delivering the best care possible. Our mission is to make every day better for everyone we care for and work with. 
At Exemplar, we enhance the lives of our services users, families and staff by providing everyone with the opportunity to develop, grow and reach their potential - irrespective of health.
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If you would like to discuss anything regarding the Home or role please ring Maria on 07494894587
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