Occupational Therapist

Location: Sandringham
Position Type: Fixed term

Purpose of the Job

To promote the health and well-being of residents and prevent disability, increase independent function, and enhance development that will enable them to participate in everyday activities.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that a holistic approach is used in allowing beneficiaries to achieve optimal functional level in all spheres of life.
  • Provide OT Risk assessments and individual development plans in conjunction with MDT.
  • Ensure that adequate treatment programmes are implemented, incorporating the total client population on a daily basis.
  • Assist with assessments and therapeutic intervention within the program.
  • Ensure that residents with special needs are catered for.
  • Ensure that all members of the MDT are updated and aware of progress and outcomes of each beneficiary.
  • Ensure adequate communication among all levels of staff.
  • Ensure safety of beneficiaries and staff.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment, areas and supplies.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries have the required specialist equipment to maximise ability and safety.
  • Provide support and training as and when needed to staff to ensure that they have the necessary skills to perform their duties.
  • Co-ordination and development of environmental task team, dementia and sensory stimulation programs.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • BSc Occupational Therapy degree

Preferred Skills

  • A hands on clinical approach to patient and beneficiary management
  • Good understanding of physical rehabilitation
  • Sound knowledge and application of assistive devices and mobility aids
  • Good communicator
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Keen interest in the field of geriatrics
  • Patience

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