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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
West Bromwich
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per anumm
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has emerged for a newly qualified or experienced Occupational Therapist to work in the inpatient AHP service at Hallam Street Hospital.

The inpatient AHP service is a multi-disciplinary service delivering a variety of group and one-to-one interventions to service-users with acute mental health needs.

This post is based in the Resource Centre at Hallam Street. You will part of an established AHP team and will not be part of numbers on the wards.

The trust is committed to supporting the personal and professional development of staff. Some of the ways we can support you to develop:
  • Regular management and clinical supervision.
  • Band 5 peer supervision.
  • Access to a CPD fund and ability to apply for training such as sensory integration.
  • A preceptorship programme for newly qualified OTs.
  • The opportunity to work with professionals from multiple disciplines.
  • An established and supportive AHP leadership team, which has representation at all levels of the trust.


Main duties of the job

Main Duties/Responsibilities
  • To manage a clinical caseload of adults with mental health needs requiring occupational assessment and treatment interventions within inpatient settings.
  • To undertake occupational therapy assessments/treatment interventions with designated service users, utilising investigative and analytical skills to formulate individualised treatment plans.
  • To plan and implement occupational therapy interventions (individual and group) using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To work collaboratively with service users and their families/carers to identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall recovery care plan.
  • To actively engage and motivate service users in the occupations of self-care, productivity and leisure.
  • To work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team members providing occupational therapy specific contributions to the care and treatment process of patients.
  • To apply an experiential understanding of the effects of functional, cognitive and physical impairment related to mental health needs in the therapeutic process of treatment planning and intervention.
  • To be responsible for the planning and delivery of occupational therapy interventions in a variety of environments, according to service user need.
  • To be responsible for the safe fitting and use of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) equipment provided to service users by oneself and occupational therapy support staff within the Team.


About us

An amazing opportunity has arisen to join the Allied Health Professional team in the Adult Urgent Care Mental Health Services within the Black Country Healthcare organisation. The successful applicant will work in a fast paced hospital environment, whilst developing leadership and clinical and quality skills working as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the Adult inpatients wards Abbey, Charlemont & Friar ward.

We are looking for somebody who is committed and motivated to delivering the best care to our patients. The applicant must have experience of working with the Adults client base and a genuine interest in Adults mental health The successful candidate has an opportunity to provide Occupational Therapy process from the beginning of the patient's recovery whilst in hospital and will work alongside the multi-disciplinary clinical leadership team to deliver psychiatric care.

The Black Country Trust is committed to motivating staff to developing further than your career and role offer a wide range of learning and training opportunities available.

The multi-disciplinary team provides both specialist individual assessments/interventions and group activity to service users experiencing acute mental health crisis and provides a needs led, focused recovery.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties/Responsibilities
  • To manage a clinical caseload of adults with mental health needs requiring occupational assessment and treatment interventions within inpatient settings.
  • To undertake occupational therapy assessments/treatment interventions with designated service users, utilising investigative and analytical skills to formulate individualised treatment plans.
  • To plan and implement occupational therapy interventions (individual and group) using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To work collaboratively with service users and their families/carers to identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall recovery care plan.
  • To utilise standardised and non-standardised occupational therapy assessment tools as part of the assessment process.
  • To actively engage and motivate service users in the occupations of self-care, productivity and leisure.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress to ensure effective intervention.
  • To work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team members providing occupational therapy specific contributions to the care and treatment process of patients.
  • To utilise clinical reasoning skills, demonstrating critical thinking, reflection and analysis from which to inform practice.
  • To apply an experiential understanding of the effects of functional, cognitive and physical impairment related to mental health needs in the therapeutic process of treatment planning and intervention.
  • Provide information and recommendations to assist lifestyle change including the provision of aids, adaptations, personal care packages and supported living accommodation.
  • To be responsible for the planning and delivery of occupational therapy interventions in a variety of environments, according to service user need.
  • To be responsible for the safe fitting and use of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) equipment provided to service users by oneself and occupational therapy support staff within the Team.
  • To undertake any other duties of a similar nature consistent with the responsibilities of this post in order to provide a quality occupational therapy service.

Professional
  • Adhere to the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and other appropriate guidance and standards, and Heath and Care Professions Council guidance and standards, and Trust policies and procedures.
  • Maintain own Clinical Professional Development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments, and incorporate then as necessary into own work.
  • Attend relevant internal and external training and participate in reflective practice.
  • To take an active role in own supervision sessions clinical, managerial and professional and the appraisal process.
  • Carry out clinical and professional supervision for occupational therapy support staff and carry out appraisals as required.
  • Support the occupational therapy team in provision of clinical placements, to be an occupational therapy placement educator, report on placement provision and support in the monitoring of clinical placements.
  • Provide occupational therapy training, advice and consultation for the multidisciplinary team and service users/carers.
  • To undertake and successfully complete a preceptorship programme as a newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapist.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of quality and safety issues in the work setting.

Organisational/Corporate/Group

Exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance, being aware of the Trust directives for notification of absence.

Responsible for equipment used in carrying out occupational therapy duties, and work within own competence and adhere to Trust, professional, and specific manufacturer instruction, and to support relevant others to do likewise through specialist advice and supervision of practice.

Support governance processes within the Mental Health Division as required.

This list of duties is not exhaustive and the job description may be added to or otherwise varied from time to time in agreement with the Mental Health Divisional Director and the post holder. To comply with Trust policy and guidance at all times.

Physical Effort

To carry out clinical interventions with moderate physical effort on a weekly basis. This includes moving and handling of pieces of equipment necessary to increase service users independence within their home environment. This takes place in service users homes and other community settings where accessibility and maneuverability may be limited.

Mental Effort

To concentrate during assessment and treatment sessions for up to two hours and to ensure good communication with service users experiencing impaired communication and comprehension.

To deal sensitively with service users who may have high levels of anxiety or distress, caused by pain, mental health conditions or limited mobility and level of function.

Emotional Effort

To work alone in the community in a variety of settings including service users homes/public places/community centers/extra care facilities, assessing and managing risk throughout.

To be aware of the frequent unpredictable nature of the job and to handle this sensitively and professionally.

Frequently dealing with service users and/or carers who may be anxious or display challenging behavior and dealing with these scenarios in community settings.

At times dealing with terminally ill service users or those experiencing chronic degenerative illness

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration


Desirable

  • Evidence of CPD/training related to mental health


Experience

Essential

  • Understanding of common mental health conditions


Desirable

  • Relevant placement/work experience


Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hallam Street Hospital

Hallam Street

West Bromwich

B71 4NH



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