An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated occupational therapist to join the adult mental health OT service rotating every 6 months between Adferiad ward at St Cadocs Hospital and Newport Assertive Outreach Team along with another senior occupational therapist. This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours a week. Hours of work are generally 9-5 Monday to Friday with potential for flexibility.
Adferiad ward is an acute, adult mental health ward, offering assessment and treatment to people aged 18 and over who live in the Newport and Lower Monmouthshire areas. In Newport Assertive Outreach Team the post holder will be responsible for care coordinating a caseload of service users who experience severe mental health difficulties and have additional complex care needs. The post holder will work closely alongside other team members, where the ethos of the team is to work within a 'whole team' approach. They will work collaboratively across the wide ranging multi-disciplinary services and agencies to provide effective delivery of health and social care, supporting a programme of recovery and social inclusion within this area of expertise.
The post holder will have a commitment to providing person centred care and will, through their actions, at all times demonstrate a strong value base and a willingness to embrace change.
Main duties of the job
Adferiad ward:The post holder will be required to use occupational therapy assessments and interventions to create patient focused recovery plans. 'Recovery Through Activity' has been introduced within the ward and community teams and this will continue to be embedded and developed. All occupational therapists have Model Of Human Occupation (MOHO) licenses and use MOHO assessment tools.
The post holder will work with a ward team of nursing, medical and psychology staff , as well as collaborating with the Occupational Therapist based in the Home treatment team. The post holder will supervise and work alongside a band 5 Occupational Therapist (rotational post) and an Occupational Therapy Support Worker. The Occupational Therapy team has developed excellent links with third sector and other local community organisations.
Assertive outreach:The post holder will be expected to develop close working relationships with the other community services , as well as developing a broad knowledge of the resources available across the borough. The post holder will be expected to support the team leader to achieve organisational targets and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience of working with adults with complex mental health needs is essential.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.
Job description Job responsibilities
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Person Specification Education and training Essential
- Degree or Postgraduate Diploma
- HCPC Registration
- Relevant and appropriate experience in adult mental health
- Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
- Experience of carrying out research or audit
Knowledge and understanding Essential
- Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions relevant to mental health
- Detailed knowledge and application of OT outcome measures
Skills and attributes Essential
- Ability to work in a team
- Supervisory/ appraisal skills
- The ability to move between sites within the Health board area
- Ability to cope with emotional or distressing circumstances
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