This post will suit an experienced and motivated Occupational Therapist, who is looking to move into a management role, to lead the OT Team at Callington Road. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in in-house and external leadership training.
Callington Road Hospital is a self-contained mental health unit situated in beautiful grounds. The post holder will lead a team of 17.5 FTE OTs and OT Techs who work across the hospital site. The team provides services on PICU, Acute, Rehabilitation and Older Peoples wards, and interventions are provided on the wards, in the OT Department and the community. The Team are an enthusiastic and dedicated group who use developmental assessments, models and evidence, to standardise their practice across the hospital site.
As an inspirational supervisor and leader, practicing and sharing evidence, while also motivating others to deliver a high quality service, the successful candidate will provide formal supervision and informal day to day guidance for the team.
Applicants will be expected to have high level decision making skills & be able to work autonomously. Liaising with the Callington Road Management Team, they will play an active role in the development of services in line with local developments and the Trust's strategy and Business Plan
If you require further information or would like to visit and meet the team, please call Carolyn Atkinson, 0117 919 5776.
Previous applicants need not apply.Main duties of the job
To carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas focussing on people with complex needs ensuring that high quality evidence based occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, interventions and evaluations for service users are provided. This is with the aim of enabling service users to achieve their maximum level of function and independence.
You will be managing and leading a team so the role will include some management and leadership duties.
.To work with the Trust-wide Head OT group to contribute to the delivery of the Trust's OT strategy.
To contribute to the development and planning of services specific to the post's designated areas.
Working with finance team and contributing to budget meetings to agree best use of resources.
Take an active role in recruitment and retention of staff and day to day management of staff.
Undertaking Supervision and appraisal
Working with staff to support students.
A challenging part of this role Trying to plan therapeutic interventions for an ever changing client group. Policies and Procedures Trust employees are expected to follow Trust policies, procedures and guidance as well as professional standards and guidelines. Copies of Trust policies can be accessed via the staff intranet (Ourspace)About us
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
You will be based on a campus site with a good range of therapies available. The site itself backs on to a nature reserve and is a lovely green environment. Staff well-being is very important to us and so there are at any one time a range of initiatives to ensure that our voices are heard and any concerns are acted upon. An open learning culture is important to us.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesClinical Practice
To carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas focussing on people with complex needs ensuring that high quality evidence based occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, interventions and evaluations for service users are provided. With the aim of enabling service users to achieve their maximum level of function and independence, this will include:-
Undertaking a comprehensive person centred occupational therapy assessment and prepare treatment plans in consultation with the service users.
Implementation of treatment and rehabilitation programmes.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy provided in partnership with service users.
Ability to implement research based practice.
Lead junior, unqualified staff and students.
Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual service users CPA/SAP to people who present with mental health problems.
Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for groups and a variety of activities.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental health legislation.
To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the service users social and physical environment.
To assess the occupational needs of a defined service user group and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment programmes.
To be able to act as a care coordinator under the CPA policy. Education & Health Promotion
To use own skills, knowledge and resources to provide learning opportunities for staff and promote positive attitudes towards mental health, this will include:-
To be responsible for the supervision and written assessment of OT students on practice placement within the Trust.
Attend regular statutory and mandatory training and updates.
To identify training needs of staff through delivering supervision and appraisal in line with the Trusts objectives. To be responsible for ensuring that learning opportunities are identified.
To be responsible for the induction and training of students and staff. Continuing Professional Development Objective
To maintain and develop professional knowledge skills and expertise to ensure that therapy reflects best practice remains evidence based, is current and responsive to meet changing service user and NHS needs to include:-
Abide by the Code of Ethics and professional conduct for Occupational Therapists and HPC standards.
To take responsibility for post registration education and for continuingprofessional development as outlined in HPC standards.
To access management support from the posts line manager.
Demonstrate ability to review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal in line with local guidelines. Service Overview and Planning
To contribute to the development and planning of services specific to the posts designated areas. This will include:-
Contribute to the planning and development of clinical services, including the review of team establishments, grade mix and skill mix and to be actively involved in the recruitment, selection and interviewing process.
To have a say in clinical policy development and clinical governance functions, working collaboratively.
To work with the Trust-wide Head OT group to contribute to the delivery of the Trusts OT strategy. Finance and Workforce
To advise on making best use of available workforce and material resources and contributing to provision of best therapy possible. Follow Trust and Service Policies relating to the security of the building/clients, to ensure safe practice and protection of clients, staff, visitors and members of the general public, this will include:-
Play a part in the service provision that is both safe and therapeutic within span of knowledge.
To be responsible for maintaining resources and delivering a service within financial constraints.
To provide people management function to identify staff for the designated areas, including the development and implementation of regular appraisal and performance management systems. Maintain accurate records.
To provide professional advice and actively involved in the recruitment ofoccupational therapy staff within a designated areas
To advise in areas of professional competence or poor performance in line with Trust policies. Record Keeping and Administration
To maintain high standards of record keeping and associated administration in accordance with AWP Trust Policy and local joint arrangements and professional guidelines, this will include:-
The upkeep of contemporaneous, chronological and accurate mental health records in accordance with relevant COT Guidelines and Trust Policy.
To ensure timely recording of all data required by the Trust.
To provide specialist OT reports relevant to the practice setting. Practice Development & Clinical Audit
To lead practice development activity and evidenced based mental health occupational therapy this will include:-
To broaden research and development skills through participation inlocal/trust/national audit and research projects.
Implement current evidence based theory into practice, disseminating knowledge to all relevant OTs.
To apply and advise on guidelines/legislation relating to health and social care in mental health/OT service provision. Communications and Working Relationships
To establish robust communication networks with clients carers and other health workers and agencies.
To promote awareness of the role of OT within the team, negotiating priorities where appropriate.
To develop and maintain effective professional communication structures.Person SpecificationTrainingEssential
- A registered occupational therapist
- At least 3 years experience working as a Band 6 OT
- Understanding of mental health services
- Understanding and experience of management responsibilities
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Previous management of a team
- Experience of team development
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS TrustAddress
Callington Road Hospital
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