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Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottinghamshire
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time) plus £7000 High Secure
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are advertising for three Senior Occupational Therapists to work in Mental Health, Personality Disorder and Learning Disability Services with Rampton High Secure Forensic Hospital.

The role involves the development of effective programmes of specialist Occupational Therapy for forensic patients with complex mental health, learning disability and personality disorder needs.

To carry out specialist assessment, goal setting, implementation of treatment programs and evaluation.

To represent and promote the specialist role of Forensic Occupational Therapy within Rampton High Secure Hospital including involvement with service planning and development. The role involves deputising for senior staff as required, and supporting Band 5 OT preceptees, OT Apprentice's and OT students on placement.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

Develop and provide a patient needs led specialist occupational therapy programme using a range of assessments, treatment approaches and evaluation based on best available evidence, to a specific patient group.

Be actively involved in the clinical risk assessment and development of risk management plans for patients and adhere to these.

Effectively managed a nominated caseload.

Liaise effectively and be an active member of the relevant multidisciplinary teams, providing clinical reports as necessary and actively contribute to the Care Programme Approach process.

Provide effective clinical leadership with the Occupational Therapy service.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working Practice:
  • Develop and provide a patient needs led specialist occupational therapy programme using a range of assessments, treatment approaches and evaluation based on best available evidence, to a specific patient group.
  • Be actively involved in the clinical risk assessment and development of risk management plans for patients and adhere to these.
  • Effectively managed a nominated caseload.
  • Adhere to local Forensic OT Quality Standards (2008) and RCOT Professional Standards for Occupational Therapy
  • Successfully time manage and prioritise areas of responsibility.
  • Provide professional guidance to members of the team.
  • Liaise effectively and be an active member of the relevant multidisciplinary teams, providing clinical reports as necessary and actively contribute to the Care Programme Approach process.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings as required.
  • Communicate effectively within own service and with other colleagues.
  • Be actively involved in Clinical Governance and quality assurance activities as required.
  • Provide effective clinical leadership with the Occupational Therapy service.
  • Co-work with Occupational Therapy staff and members of other professions.
  • Accurately record statistical information.
  • Keep accurate, appropriate, and contemporaneous patient records in accordance with the Forensic Information Governance Group and Trust Policy.
  • Undertake administrative tasks as required by the service and the Directorate.
  • Lead in assigned specific clinical activities as determined by the line manager.
  • Lead on specific service developments as required.


Person Specification

Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation


Physical Requirements

Essential

  • Able to undertake and complete annual training in physical interventions i.e. MVA, PSTS Security Training and Hospital Life Support.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration.
  • Additional Postgraduate qualifications to Diploma or equivalent level as relevant to the post.
  • Fieldwork Educators qualification and APPLE accredited/prepared to undertake training as necessary.


Desirable

  • Clinical Leadership qualification
  • Supervision and appraisal training
  • Additional training as relevant to the post.
  • Accredited training in standardised OT assessments and outcome measures.


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience in occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, delivery and evaluation in a mental health setting with minimal supervision
  • Significant experience of planning and facilitating a variety of individual and group occupational therapy interventions in a variety of environments
  • Experience of supervising OT students as well as qualified and unqualified staff
  • Experience of maintaining high quality written records and producing reports


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a secure setting, e.g. prison, young offenders institution or forensic unit
  • Experience of research and/or clinical audit
  • Experience of service development and/or leading on clinical initiatives


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and application of occupational therapy evidence-based practice and outcome measures
  • Detailed knowledge of treatment models and approaches used in mental health and personality disorder services
  • Knowledge of patient focused approaches and user/carer involvement initiatives
  • Knowledge of health and safety and clinical risk issues relating to forensic practice


Desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of Rampton Hospital and its purpose


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to motivate patients and staff
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise own workload
  • Good communications, negotiation and liaison skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to function effectively within a multi-professional team and develop cohesive working relationships
  • Ability to maintain clear professional boundaries when working with a challenging patient group


Desirable

  • Presentation and training skills
  • Other skills relevant to the post


Contractual Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to work flexible to meet the needs of the service, including occasional evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Rampton Hospital

Retford

Nottinghamshire

DN22 0PD



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