We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated individual to work as an Occupational Therapist within the older adults community mental health team. You should have some experience of working with older adults who experience complex mental health conditions and experience of working in a community setting. You will need to possess excellent communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of the wider team. You should have a positive approach to meeting the needs of our service users and be able to demonstrate continued professional development.
The Team provides assessment and treatment for individuals with complex mental health conditions. We have a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary team work in a service that includes Community Mental Health Nurses, Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists and Psychologists.
The successful post holder will be supported with regular supervision, a yearly appraisal and CPD opportunities. There is also opportunity to be involved in research.Main duties of the job
Main duties of the job
- To provide effective and timely care within a multidisciplinary team setting for Older People who present with functional and/or organic mental health problems.
To assess care needs, devise care programmes, packages of care including risk assessment and implement and evaluate these in collaboration with individual service users and also their carers, where appropriate and act as a keyworker.
To support and mentor less experienced staff, support workers and teach students from related professional backgrounds who are on placement with the CMHT.
To undertake duties designed to extend clinical and managerial expertise as delegated by the Deputy CMHT manager when required. This will include delegation of tasks involved in improving the service.
To provide a full care management service to service users and their carers.
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.
We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a more detailed view of the role and its duties.Person SpecificationQualifications and TrainingEssential
- HCPC Registration/Registered Occupational Therapist
- recognised appropriate post registration experience of working within mental health setting or community mental health team or the equivalent level of skill and knowledge acquired through experience
- Minimum of 3 years post registration experience, one year of which will be at CMHTOT Band 5 or 6 level.
- Further training within the specialist area of Mental Health for the Older Person
Knowledge and SkillsEssential
- Minimum of 3 years post registration experience, one of which will be as a practitioner at band 5, working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems
- Ability to work under pressure in acute situations with minimal supervision
- Communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessment and implement risk management plans
- Ability to work flexibly, including participation in the daily Sector Duty System
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Understanding of gender issues in mental health care delivery
- Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS TrustAddress
St Anns Hospital
St Anns Road
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