Occupational Therapy Assistant – Dublin South, CHO7
Occupational Therapy Assistant – Adult Primary Care – Network 1
Occupational Therapist Assistant required by CPL Healthcare, in partnership with the HSE. Vacancies exist based in Network 1, South Dublin Inner City (specifically Thomas Court, Meath Primary Care and Pearse Street Primary Care Centres ). This role is 0.5 WTE.
The OTA will be responsible for the provision of a high-quality service for clients and will be required to work in conjunction with other MDT members to meet the needs of the population they serve.
• Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post.
• Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / intervention planning and in the provision of support and advice.
• Follow treatment plans as determined and delegated by an Occupational Therapist including assisting in the provision of education and advice to service users on the use of enabling equipment.
• Carry out duties related to the planning, organisation and maintenance of Occupational Therapy programmes as directed by the Occupational Therapist.
• Carry out generic programmes and groups for service users to the specifications agreed with the Occupational Therapist Supervisor and treating Occupational Therapists.
• Liaise with other staff and agencies in the provision of therapeutic programmes as directed by Occupational Therapist Supervisor.
• Prepare resources for assessment / intervention for clinic appointments, home visits and group interventions.
• Prepare the environment for group or 1:1 interventions according to service user needs and therapeutic goals, as directed by the Occupational Therapist.
• Work directly with service users under the direction of an Occupational Therapist, providing intervention in both individual and group settings for example:
o Assist service users with training and rehabilitation in e.g.:
Personal activities of daily living (PADL’s).
Domestic activities of daily living (DADL’s).
Community living skills.
o Assist service users with quality of life interventions e.g.:
Providing opportunities for service users to engage in purposeful activities.
Providing opportunities for service users to maintain appropriate occupational roles and habits.
Providing opportunities for service users to maintain / develop a sense of personal empowerment and esteem.
Providing opportunities for service users to maintain / develop occupational performance ability, including, cognitive skills, social interaction and physical ability.
• Record intervention outcomes as appropriate and report outcomes to the Occupational Therapist.
• Maintain accurate records of service user assessments and interventions. Maintain clinical notes relating to clinical work in service user files in accordance with local service protocols.
• Maintain professional standards in relation to consent, confidentiality, ethics and legislation.
• Carry out joint home assessments / follow up home visits with the supervising Occupational Therapist.
The above Job advertisement is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.
• All experience levels considered – experience in a similar setting is desirable
• Eligibility Criteria for the post - see HSE website at: http://hse.ie/eng/staff/Jobs/Eligibility_Criteria/
• Permission to work in Ireland
• Professional approach to work
• Flexibility in work practice
Please email your CV to [email protected] for immediate interview.
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