Brookside's OT team is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, skilled, innovative and caring OT who has a keen interest in promoting positive mental health and valuing young people's wellbeing. This is a great opportunity for a motivated and inspiring individual to join an established and forward thinking team. The post holder will work within a team of occupational therapists alongside an innovative and inclusive Multi-disciplinary team. The priority for this post is direct clinical work, providing individual occupational therapy assessments and interventions based on the needs of the young people and their families. The post holder will also be required to work closely with the ward and ward OT's to facilitate effective transfer of care through both services. There is also opportunity to work on the ward to provide groups with the ward OT's and MDT.
The role will provide opportunities to work with a wider MDT to deliver a range of interventions with a focus on supporting young people to stay within their community and prevent them from requiring hospital admission.
All occupational therapists receive professional supervision from an OT and will be expected to attend mandatory training and keep up to date with their CPD. Specialist training such as sensory assessments and Autism assessments are some of the many specialist training on offer. The post holder will also be expected to supervise a STR worker and Band 5 OT providing support and guidance through experience.Main duties of the jobLeadership Supervise OT students on completion of preceptorship. Supervise STR worker and Band 5 OT on YPHTT Support nursing staff by providing ideas and training on content for home visits Establish positive and mutually supportive relationships with unqualified Occupational Therapy Staff. Clinical Skills Provide specialist OT interventions to service users as identified by the Manager and Senior Occupational Therapist. Undertake day to day clinical prioritisation and work planning, supported by a Senior Occupational Therapist. Contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary working to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower service users and facilitate optimal functional performance. NELFT policy and guidance. Make clear clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of care to all professional and non-professional colleagues. Promote recovery, empowerment and education of service users in relation to their holistic health and life course development. Work within Trust policy and guidelines and HCPC/BAOT professional guidelines to monitor own and others quality of practice. Provide a& e assessment support About usCOVID-19 Vaccination
We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families. Probationary Period
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff). Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex. High-Cost Area Supplement - London
This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The multi award winning Young Persons mental health home treatment Team is looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 OT that would like the experience of working within an exciting innovative team (the first to be developed in this country!) The Young Persons Home Treatment Team has been established to work with young people between the ages of 12-18years that mental health diagnosis would usually require an inpatient admission. YPHTT offers MDT support allowing young people to stay at home with their loved ones and local community to provide a recovery focused and holistic care. Key Responsibilities: Provide high quality Occupational Therapy clinical expertise and service. Responsible for the development and implementation of high standards of clinical care ensuring the service provided is needs led, compliant with national guidance and is viewed positively by service users. Responsible for undertaking comprehensive clinical assessments of service users. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy treatments for specialist case load, in a variety of settings, as an autonomous practitioner. Provide specialist clinical advice to other team members on the suitability of various assessments and intervention methods where appropriate. Act at all times as a role model for Occupational Therapy, raising the profile and value of the role. Leadership Supervise OT students on completion of preceptorship. Supervise STR worker and Band 5 OT on YPHTT Support nursing staff by providing ideas and training on content for home visits Establish positive and mutually supportive relationships with unqualified Occupational Therapy Staff. Promote the roles and skills of Occupational Therapy to other professionals. Work alongside service users and carers/relatives to continually improve and maintain high quality practice in consultation with others. Participate in research, audit reviews and other initiatives in accordance with Clinical Governance. Evaluate the quality of own work and make improvements where necessary ensuring all issues and related risks are raised with Manager. Report all complaints and or incidents in accordance with Trust procedures and ensure Manager is informed. Co-operate with any investigation within the Trust. Clinical Skills Provide specialist OT interventions to service users as identified by the Manager and Senior Occupational Therapist. Undertake day to day clinical prioritisation and work planning, supported by a Senior Occupational Therapist. Contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary working to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower service users and facilitate optimal functional performance. Manage a service user caseload as defined by the service under the supervisor of the Senior Occupational Therapist. Apply knowledge of OT theory and evidence to in all OT assessments and interventions. Ensure all OT care plans and treatments are developed in conjunction with clients and their carers communicating and negotiating in a style that positively engages them. Undertake carers assessments and care plans in accordance with NELFT policy and guidance. Make clear clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of care to all professional and non-professional colleagues. Assess service users and carers capacity for consent at all times. Review and evaluate the effectiveness of care plan interventions with service users and carers administrating outcome measures where expected and relevant. Work with others to establish a service which facilitates the service users timely discharge from the service. Demonstrate sensitive awareness to respond to challenging situations with service users and carers with appropriate supervision and support from senior staff. Ensure treatment offered is based on the best available evidence for effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied. Exercise professional and clinical judgement in routine cases and refer to senior staff when necessary. Promote recovery, empowerment and education of service users in relation to their holistic health and life course development. Work within Trust policy and guidelines and HCPC/BAOT professional guidelines to monitor own and others quality of practice. Provide a& e assessment support Computer/Administration Responsible for keeping accurate, professional records for all clinical practice as required by Trust policy, HCPC and professional body requirements. Maintain all records associated with equipment assessment, provision and monitoring to required Trust and professional standards. Participate in general clerical duties, administrative tasks and organisation of the service as required. Responsible for own time management. Communication Communicate agreed treatment/care plans to other colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings. Participate in induction and orientation of new staff. Provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process. Attend professional Occupational Therapy meetings as required. Build effective relationships with service users. Ensure that relatives and carers of service users, where appropriate, have a good understanding of the condition of the service user and feel able to communicate effectively with the clinical area to answer any queries or concerns. Training Maintain own competency to practise through CPD activities, in accordance with Trust, HCPC and professional body requirements. Ensure own practice and that of staff under supervision meet the required HCPC Code of Professional Conduct. Actively participate in own clinical supervision, annual performance review and personal development planning. Person SpecificationHCPC registraionEssential
- Must have HCPC registration
Child and Adolescent mental healthEssential
- Must have full/relevant OT qualification
- Must show interest in working within the specialist area
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experince in working with children and young people / Mental health
NELFT North East London Foundation TrustAddress
107a Barley Lane,
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