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Location: Various within Aberdeen
Duration: Permanent, Full Time
To lead, manage and supervise the operational delivery of a high standard of person centred care and support bythe Community Occupational Therapy team. Ensuring the provision of a comprehensive, intensive service and promoting good outcomes for individuals, their families and carers.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third biggest city but even with our size and urban life, we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the country.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Bon Accord Care for a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist. This is a recently revised role with the major focus on the postholder as a clinical specialist who will maintain their own complex caseload and provide day to day support and supervision to team members. The postholder will work closely with the occupational therapy lead in the development and delivery of a quality occupational therapy service.
As a senior practitioner occupational therapist, you will undertake comprehensive, specialist OT assessment and interventions to arrange the provision of equipment, adaptations, and strategies for self -management. You will have excellent assessment, intervention, communication, and organisational skills to be able to support and advise others with complex case management. You will have a strong commitment to continuous professional development and service improvement. Experience of supervising others and leading on projects or improvements is preferable however consideration will also be given to candidates who can demonstrate good leadership skills.
There is supportive management from a senior occupational therapy teamand the wider management and leadership team. We work collaboratively with our health and social care teams, housing, and other partners with a strong focus on integrated working and ensuring positive outcomes for service users. We have good learning and development opportunitiesand promote career progression in management andleadership through our accredited SVQ centre.
You will be provided with IT equipment to promote flexible working and we offer:
We welcome applications from occupational therapists working in other areas who are looking for an opportunity to progress in their career and have suitable skills to bring to this post.
For further information and discussion please contact Pam Dormer OT Lead [email protected] or 07824599340
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Professional Qualification in Occupational Therapy
Registration with HCPC
PVG (adults & children)
Full UK Driving Licence
The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
Ability to communicate effectively with service users, staff, carers and internal/
external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users
A flexible and creative approach in order to manage human, physical and
financial resources effectively
An ability to lead and motivate a team, providing supervision, guidance and
support to team members
Commitment to providing high quality customer service
Competence with a range of ICT packages including MS Office
Ability to chair meetings and case conferences effectively
Planning and decision making skills
Please see Job Profile for further details
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