Occupational therapist (integrated degree) (level 6)
Working with individuals enabling them to participate in meaningful occupations and activities of everyday life.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
- Typical duration
- 48 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Health and science
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Undertake occupational therapy assessment and interventions that demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between occupation and health and wellbeing.
- Select and use appropriate methods to identify occupational strengths and needs, using activity analysis as a core tool of practice. Make use of appropriate standardised and non-standardised assessments and outcome measures to critically analyse the findings.
- Assess, prescribe and facilitate use of equipment, assistive technology, and environmental adaptations when required to enhance occupational function.
- Use observation, verbal and non-verbal communication to gather information about occupational abilities and barriers.
- Use evidence based research, clinical reasoning and problem solving to formulate management plans in collaboration with the person to support occupational performance e.g. preparing a meal/feeding themselves.
- Develop a therapeutic relationship with the person to agree goals, choose specific occupations as therapy, and measure the impact of, and when to cease intervention.
- Analyse, develop or modify therapy and environments to build peoples abilities and enhance occupational performance.
- Conduct assessment or monitoring procedures, interventions, therapy or other actions safely, e.g. equipment provision, environmental adaptation and access to local community.
- Adapt practice to take account of new developments.
- Facilitate group work to address occupational needs that respect and reflect learning and change within communities.
- Practice within the regulated scope of practice for Occupational Therapists as defined by HCPC and the RCOT.
- Practice as an autonomous occupational therapist assessing a situation and exercising professional judgement.
- Practice with a person centred, strengths-based approach.
- Work safely within your own scope of practice.
- Work within the legislative and governance frameworks in which Occupational Therapy is delivered.
- Recognise and take account of physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural needs and diversity of individuals, groups and communities.
- Shape or structure your practice according to recognised theories, frameworks and concepts of occupational therapy, selecting the most appropriate theoretical background.
- Appraise own performance and service delivery, taking account of political, social and economic contexts.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by actively engaging and taking responsibility for on-going professional development.
- Act as a leader by sharing a vision of occupational therapy and its value in all that you do to assure the quality of your practice and those for whom you are responsible.
- Use leadership and entrepreneurial qualities to lead, innovate and manage change, marketing and promoting the benefits of occupational therapy.
- Work collaboratively in partnership with others, for example charities, by using occupation to promote participation, health and wellbeing.
- Facilitate learning and awareness through designing and delivering activities for people, groups, partners and communities.
- Contribute to the delivery of effective and efficient services.
- Safeguard confidential information and maintain records in accordance with HCPC and RCOT standards, and local policies and procedures.
- Gain informed consent prior to assessment and interventions.
- Apply a range of communication strategies, interpersonal skills, media and technologies to support professional practice.
- Explain occupational therapy tasks clearly and in a way that people can understand (E.g. by using simple, clear language or pictures or other methods reflecting individual needs).
- You will be an effective advocate for your profession and the individuals you support and encourage self-advocacy where possible.
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Occupational therapist (integrated degree) (level 6) needs a training provider who is approved by Health and Care Professions Council.
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