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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge whilst continuing to develop your clinical experience and specialism? We are looking for an enthusiastic, self- motivated and innovative Occupational Therapist who is excited by the opportunity and challenge of joining the Learning Disability Forensic Outreach Liaison Service (FOLS). The post covers Hull, East Yorkshire and in partnership with Northeast Lincolnshire.

The Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service (FOLS) works safely manage behaviour amongst people with a learning disability (LD) and /or autism which may put members of the public at risk and would otherwise lead to contact with the criminal justice system or admission to a secure hospital.

The service model is delivered through the six core functions;

. Forensic risk assessment and management

. Offence specific therapeutic interventions and treatments

. Case management

. Training to internal & external agencies

. Consultations

. In-reach to ensure safe and timely discharge

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing Occupational Therapy interventions as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including assessment and consultation.The applicant needs to have good knowledge and skills, understand professional models, and know how to apply and interpret standardised tools. The Occupational Therapy service in the Trust is particularly keen to support and develop all clinicians in the use of theModel of Human Occupation (MOHO), Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), Sensory Integration (SI), Occupational Formulation (OF)and other evidence-based approaches with good outcomes in the forensic field.

This clinical post therefore is ideal for Occupational Therapists who are skilled at engaging and motivating people, understand the value and potential of good occupational functioning and performance, and enjoy working with forensic patients.

As a Specialist Occupational Therapist you will have has access toprofessional supervisionand support from the Advanced OT and other AHP Leadsin the Trust. All OT's within the forensic services are part of aProfessional Network and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Group.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached job description and person spec.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current HCPC professional registration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in relevant specialist area or Professional qualification to Degree level supplemented by Student Learning in Practice (SLIP) module and experience of case load
  • To provide fieldwork education/student placements (as required by the professional body)
  • Sensory Integration Training
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent presentation skills/training experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Specialist understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation
  • Develop to advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area, some of which may be complex
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation
  • Working in a community mental health setting
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to motivate staff to embrace change
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity

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