The Forensic Community Service based at Roseberry Park Hospital are looking to recruit a Specialist Occupational Therapist post to support individuals leaving Secure Inpatient Services.
We are looking for a competent Band 5 Occupational Therapist seeking to expand their skills or an existing Band 6 Occupational Therapist who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy, and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with individuals with complex mental health needs.
The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the Trust's OT Pathway linked to forensic mental health services and offer input to individuals, their families and carers in secure inpatient and community settings.
Wider support from the occupational therapy network in Health and Justice Services in TEWV is readily available to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.
Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the relevant Lead OT. The postholder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.Main duties of the job
- To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, triaging and prioritising these, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self care, productivity and leisure.
- To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
- To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
- To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
- To contribute to and lead on service improvement and quality initiatives
- To use the Trust electronic patient record system
- To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
- To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges
We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.
From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.
We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.
We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.
We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
- Registration with HCPC
- Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
- Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
- Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
- Accredited Practice Placement Educator (APPLE)
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area.
- Experience of supervising students on placement (B6), Supporting students (B5)
- Experience of participation in quality improvement activities (B6)
- Experience of participation in clinical governance activities
- Significant experience of delivering Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
- Day to day supervision of staff
- National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
- Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
- Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
- Safeguarding and its application in practice.
- Significant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
- Significant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area
- Knowledge of the Trust's Quality Improvement System (or willingness to learn in agreed timescale)
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- Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
- Solve complex clinical problems
- Record keeping and report writing
- Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
- Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
- Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
- Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
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