Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are excited to recruit an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist into our Older Peoples community mental health teams in Oldham. The role will be predominantly OT specific, incorporating shared mental health and risk assessment skills. The post holder will carry a caseload of clients and use the MOHO model as a frame of referencefor theirwork (other models can also be used where appropriate). Interventions will focus on assisting clients to achieve their optimum level of function within a framework of hope and optimism.

The post holder will work closely with their community mental health nursing and social worker colleagues and will need to have an awareness of how physical health needs can impact on a person's roles and responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their knowledge and skills regarding older people's mental health. All team members provide learning opportunities for nursing and allied health care students.

There will be opportunities for peer support with other Occupational Therapists working in Older peoples services in Oldham

Main duties of the job

Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo be responsible for the assessment treatment and evaluation of patients referred specifically for OT intervention from the Community Mental Health Team.Undertake assessment to determine the need for longer term support (e.g. referral on to CMHT) under the Care Act 2014 and Care Programme Approach.To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to, assess, plan and implementbrief individualised programmes of care/interventions.To assess OT need and plan therapeutic OT interventions using the Model of Human Occupation.To deliver a range of therapeutic interventions in line with professionalrequirements and in accordance with the job specification.To manage patient discharge in a safe and timely manner, ensuring liaison with relevant professionals, to ensure that family and carers are, where appropriate, advised of the patients discharge arrangements, with timely completion ofdocumentation.To develop partnership working with all relevant agencies/services/individuals to support optimal care for patientsTo develop partnership working with all relevant agencies/services/individuals to support optimal care for patientsParticipate in risk assessment and formulation of risk management plansSupervise and assess students during placements.Provide supervision to staff in the team according to trust policy and standards.

About us

There are 2 Community Mental Health Teams who support Older people in Oldham both based at The Royal Oldham Hospital.

The teams consist of community nurses, social workers the Occupational therapist who works with both teams and a full time Technical Instructor.

There are Occupational Therapists working on the acute wards, the day hospital and the care home liaison team who meet regularly to provide peer support.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of post qualification academic achievement in the relevant area for this post.
  • Degree level qualification
  • Training in MOHO
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post registration experience working in a mental health service.
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of working with older people
  • Experience of managing or participating in change
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of supervision
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
  • Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health conditions and how they impact on an individual's wellbeing and occupational functioning
  • Knowledge of MOHO and its' assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of the occupational context of community mental health services and its' application to assessment and treatment
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT
  • Ability to deliver a range of evidence based interventions on both an individual and group basis
  • Ability to supervise junior staff / students
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard.
  • Ability to communicate with and develop supportive relationships with patients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour.
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users.
  • Interest in engaging in OT service development with the recognised Trust work streams
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided.

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