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Occupational Therapy Positive Practice Worker in Mental Health and Neurodegenerative Inpatient Service

  • Location: Newport
  • Closes: 12/07/2024
  • Hours: 39.4

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Occupational Therapy Positive Practice Worker to join our multidisciplinary team in the Mental Health and Neurodegenerative Inpatient Service at St Peters Hospital. This role focuses on providing interventions related to personal care and hygiene to maximise functional performance in patients with mental health issues and neurodegenerative conditions. There will be opportunities for delivery of direct and indirect therapeutic interventions.  You will work predominantly in a support worker role.  Alongside your supporting role, you will have a day each week devoted to occupational therapy clinical work.  The successful candidate will support patients with interventions related to their functional performance such as ability to transfer from bed, chair and toilet. Additionally, intervention related to toileting needs, washing, dressing, oral care/hygiene, and enhancing patients eating and drinking abilities during meal times will be required.

To succeed in this role, you must have an interest in and commitment to the practice of occupational therapy, which involves providing meaningful engagement in activities of daily living in relation to self-care, leisure and productivity. There will be multiple opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and experience.  You will have opportunities to access specific, clinically relevant training to the discipline of occupational therapy. You will embody the occupational therapy ethos; being a guide and advisor for all staff, working towards structured care plans for personal care/wellbeing of patients, and promoting their overall quality of life.

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