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Occupational Therapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our older adult Inpatient Service on a permanent, full-time basis.

This role will be based at Heys court

Heys court is 1 ward which caters for older adult functional mental illness

Whether you are already an experienced occupational therapist and are looking for a change or a newly qualified occupational therapist for an exciting opportunity to complete your preceptorship then Heys court Hospital is the opportunity for you.

Shortlisting is planned for: 5th July 2022

Interviews are planned for: 12th July 2022

Main duties of the job

The service uses the Model of Human Occupation to provide an assessment pathway to determine service user's current occupational performance. The role will also incorporate a mixture of individual and group interventions dependent on the needs of the service user. You will be an integral member of the MDT, contributing to ward rounds and helping to support with discharge planning.

As part of the role you will be responsible for supervising a Band 3 occupational therapy assistants. You will be supported by a Specialist Occupational Therapist in your role.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

1) To undertake the assessment and treatment of service users with mental health and physical conditions guide by an Occupational Therapy frame of reference.2) To work closely with members of the MDT and communicate effectively all relevant information either verbally, written or electronically.3) To use treatment interventions which are up to date and use evidence based practice where possible.4) Attend clinical and professional meetings as required eg. MDT meetings, Basic Grade training, Staff meetings.5) Produce and maintain high quality, accurate and timely reports of assessments, treatment and evaluations.6) Assist in the education of Occupational Therapy students and other students on placement in the trust under the supervision of a practice placement facilitator.7) Contribute to the safety and security needs of Service Users, their Carers, Trust Colleagues and any visitor to Trust Premises, being mindful of appropriate standards and relevant policies and procedures e.g. infection control, risk assessment and management8) Take responsibility for own development through the Trusts PDP, keeping up to date with developments in Occupational Therapy and Mental Health and taking party in mandatory training as required.9) Maintain Confidentiality at all times10) Participate in setting and maintaining standards in Occupational Therapy and in Mersey Care Trust.11) Ensure that work is conducted in line with the Trusts Equality and Diversity Policy, reporting on incidents and complaints as required.12) Undertake relevant additional duties as requested by the Senior Occupational Therapist or Manager.13) To always behave in a manner that upholds the professional stature of Mersey Care Trust.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council
Experience Essential
  • Varied Fieldwork experience including Mental Health
  • Experience of working as a team member
Skills Essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Sound knowledge of the core skills of Occupational Therapy
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Effective care co-ordination
  • Assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • Service Governance
  • Health and safety and risk management
  • Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and how to access CPD opportunities
  • Awareness of the role of the service user and carer in the development of services
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Professional Attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Have a caring , empathic approach
  • Appreciate the process of standard setting and Audit
  • An understanding of the value of community agencies/services and their use in treatment.
  • Demonstrate the concept of the model of mentorship and supervision

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