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Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bloxwich Walsall
Salary
Depending on experience Depending on Experiance
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will provide Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment interventions to older adults with mental health needs, including dementia and functional diagnosis, within specified inpatient and/or community settings. The post holder will use evidence based and client centred practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate one to one and group based interventions within the setting.

The role will support leadership, provide clinical supervision to junior staff and undertake a practice placement educator role. The post holder will be expected to allocate work to Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors and ongoing support on a daily basis, as well as supervision and appraisal.

Main duties of the job

Main duties
  • They will implement evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist interventions in addition to participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy Services.
  • Participate in therapy hub group program utilizing a range of psychoeducational interventions, such as anxiety management, distress tolerance and recovery focused groups that will feed into recovery focused care planning.
  • The successful applicant will need to be an enthusiastic and committed individual who will be part of a wider team, including other Occupational Therapists and members of an Multi-Disciplinary Team within an- Inpatients Therapy Hub.
  • The candidate will need to be flexible in service provision/cross site cover on different wards when required and support the team pan trust.
  • The post holder will have responsibility for a caseload of clients including those with complex needs and will need to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment interventions to adults/older adults within a hospital setting.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate robust OT clinical skills and knowledge of working mental health settings

About us

About us

We are an energetic and hardworking team, working with older adults and adults with mental health needs. We regularly come together exploring ways we can ensure a quality service as well as enabling shared learning. We work alongside Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Support Workers and other partners, both internal and external. As a Trust we are committed to increasing the quality and range of services weprovidewhich are safe and supportive to services users, their carers and relatives. Having recently been reviewed by the CQC as 'Good' we are working towards further improving over time - Come and join us on this journey as we work to provide even better care for our staff and patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Inpatient Mental Health Service for a band 6 Occupational Therapists within Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Dudley and Walsall legacy. We are committed to offering our staff development prospects, based at Bloxwich Hospital Walsall however the role may require to move between both BCHTFT bases, with an expectation of flexibility to respond to service needs, which may include pan site cover.

Post is within older adults (65 years +) inpatient services Bloxwich Hospital covering two wards- Functional and Organic

Main duties
  • They will implement evidence based/client cantered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist interventions in addition to participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy Services.
  • Participate in therapy hub group program utilizing a range of psychoeducational interventions, such as anxiety management, distress tolerance and recovery focused groups that will feed into recovery focused care planning.
  • The successful applicant will need to be an enthusiastic and committed individual who will be part of a wider team, including other Occupational Therapists and members of an Multi-Disciplinary Team within an- Inpatients Therapy Hub.
  • The candidate will need to be flexible in service provision/cross site cover on different wards when required and support the team pan trust.
  • The post holder will have responsibility for a caseload of clients including those with complex needs and will need to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment interventions to adults/older adults within a hospital setting.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate robust OT clinical skills and knowledge of working mental health settings.


Person Specification

Essesial criteria

Essential

  • BSc Honours Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • 2 years post qualifying
  • Effective clinical knowledge and reasoning skills in working with older adults with mental health needs and conditions.


Desirable

  • Being a Placement Educator and APPLE accreditation
  • Experience and evidence of involvement in service development activities and supervision
  • Knowledge and application of OT assessment, interventions in older adults with mental health needs
  • assess, ordering and fitting equipment


Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bloxwich Hospital

Reeves Street

Bloxwich Walsall

WS32JJ



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