Challenging yet rewarding
Specialist Occupational Therapist (Current Employee) – South East – 6 October 2018
A typical day will include...Collecting new referrals generally 4-8 daily sometimes less sometimes more, assessment of new referrals and planning interventions, ward rounds and MDT meetings, liaising with community teams, assessing cognition and perception of patients and prescribing complex equipment for their dc planning, providing 45 mins of rehabilitation to each patient on my case load, reviewing and discharging cases, keeping up with stats and documentation, liaising with discharge coordinators and providing reasoning for longer stay patients. Supervising junior staff. All before tea break ..if you get one!
Working in the acute NHS setting can be challenging yet dynamic and rewarding, my colleagues are supportive and never cease to amaze me ... it takes a resilient and dedicated personality to work in the acute setting of the NHS. I have often looked about me to find committed role models to keep me focused.
CPD time, clinical development and supervision.
not enough time in the day to do everything expected in NICE guidance