Senior Occupational therapist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£38,786 to £46,124 a year per annum incl. HCAs
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a dynamic and client centred Occupational Therapist to join our Psychiatric intensive care team in Lewisham!

You will be based on the intensive care ward and will join an experienced and supportive team of Occupational Therapists working at the Ladywell unit.

If you are looking for a dedicated OT role within an experienced Multi Disciplinary Team, and love working in acute mental health please apply for this role!

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, creative, forward thinking and hard-working occupational therapist with solid mental health experience. They will be able to carry out occupationally focused assessments and interventions and will be integrated into the MDT to promote a collaborative approach to the use of therapeutic activity.

The successful applicant will be working within a committed multi-disciplinary team where occupationally focused interventions are considered an important aspect of the care process, and will be contributing to the recovery and discharge planning of all service users in the ward.

About us

Be a part of the internationally renowned South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust by joining our hard working and energetic team in the London borough of Lewisham.

We value diversity and want our teams to represent our population in Lewisham. With that in mind we welcome applicants who have lived experience as well as those from a BME background

Your continuing professional development will be actively supported through supervision and clinical leadership from the band 7 OT responsible for Acute, plus a range of additional opportunities such as OT peer support, CPD, and access to training from SLaM and the Quality centre.

Job description Job responsibilities

main responsibilities include
  • Providing leadership and supervision to a band 5 OT and designated staff and volunteers.
  • maintaining a clear occupational focus to ones work for the benefit of the service user and with the support from peers and clinical leads.
  • Being active in discharge planning, intervetions and recommendations and working closely with discharge coordinators, families and care coordinators to ensure transition into community is done in the most effective and person centred way.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Post-graduate training relevant to Mental Health
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience as an OT at Band 5 level in mental health or Learning disabilities
  • Experience of responding effectively and safely to risk and behaviour which challenges within Mental Health settings
  • Experience of working in an inner-city, multi-cultural environment
  • Advising and supporting /supervising junior staff and students
  • Working in an acute Multi disciplinary team
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Applied knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health and Specialist practice where appropriate
  • High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Understanding of the importance and supporting service user involvement
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues

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