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Occupational Therapist (Long Covid Service)

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sefton or St Helens
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Occupational Therapy role will function as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide a seamless service to patients. The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patient's who living with Long COVID as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence-based patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group.

The post holder will provide leadership for staff, where appropriate, through supervision and appraisal. As a member of the Tier 3 Long COVID Assessment & Treatment service Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) you will be required to make recommendations and will always take account of the views, preferences and circumstances of patients/service users, parents or carers when considering clinical and non-clinical decision-making.

The post holder will cover both Liverpool and Sefton Long Covid Tier 3 Services, so potential applicants need to be flexible and able to travel across the areas

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have expertise in the Occupational Therapist fields of rehabilitation and long-term pain management. They will prioritise, plan and deliver Occupational Therapy interventions for patients referred into the Long COVID Tier 3 service, undertaking assessments for patients whose long-term pain condition impacts on their function to explore strengths and deficits and establish appropriateness of intervention.

The Occupational Therapy role will function as part of the multidisciplinary team within the Long COVID Tier 3 service to provide a seamless service to patients. The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patient's who live with a long-term pain condition as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence-based patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group.

The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff, when appropriate, through supervision and appraisal. The post holder will participate in planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy within the community pain team, holding responsibility for defined projects.



The post holder will take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidenced based practice.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together.

We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff, when appropriate, through supervision and appraisal.

The post holder will participate in planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy within the community pain team, holding responsibility for defined projects.

The post holder will take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidenced based practice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Degree Occupational Therapy qualification
  • Evidence of post-qualified study/short courses and Continuing Professional Development
  • Post Graduate training working towards a master's degree
  • Accreditation in Assessment and Motor Processing Skills or be willing to gain within 12 months
  • Accreditation in Assessment and Motor Processing Skills or be willing to gain within 12 months
  • Health and Care Professions Council Registration
Desirable
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy, Leadership and/or Organisational Change up to Master level
Knowledge Essential
  • Proven relevant experience as a Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Supervision of staff and students
  • Development of Occupational Therapy services
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Application of Occupational Therapy Models of Practice and Standardised Assessments & Outcome Measures
  • Involvement in research and clinical audit
  • Knowledge of current legislation and national initiatives related to mental health
  • Clinical and environment assessment & management of clinical risk
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by Mental Health Act 2007)2
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Capacity Act 2005
  • Knowledge of relational security 'See Think Act' (DoH, 2010)
  • Knowledge of Royal College of Occupational Therapy guidance linked to clinical practice
Desirable
  • Experience of working in Mental Health Services
  • Line-manage non-OT staff
  • Understanding and use of the Model of Human Occupation and its associated assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Experience of leading a team through change
  • AMPS training
  • Personality Disorder
  • Dialectal Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psycho-Social Intervention


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