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Senior Occupational Therapist - Community

Employer
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Swadlincote
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a really exciting time to join Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as an Occupational Therapist.

The South Derbyshire Adult CMHT is looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist to join their friendly and supportive team based at Dale Bank View in Swadlincote.

You will ideally need to have recent relevant experience of working with older adults with a range of mental ill health, preferably in a community setting, although not essential.

The work will involve managing Occupational Therapy referrals into the team and assessing working age adults with functional mental ill-health who live within their local community.

The work will involve developing and delivering person-centred care plans based on occupation and functioning, working in partnership with service users to achieve their goals.

You will have links with the voluntary sectors, undertake the role of Duty and provide staff supervision.

You will need to have the ability to travel across the geographical area of South Derbyshire.

Main duties of the job

You will be able to manage a diverse caseload and work closely with the multi - disciplinary team, giving you the opportunity to work with the Occupational Therapy Clinical Leads, CPNs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Support Workers.

You will utilise the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments that are used trust wide and will receive support and training in this.

You will be involved in service development and quality improvement projects as we develop OT pathways across the organisation, build links with our partnership organisations in the community, develop our Individual Placement Support service and grow our peer support services as we embed the Community Mental Health Framework across our teams.

You will be part of the wider Occupational Therapy Community in Derbyshire Healthcare, contributing to CPD events, practice development opportunities and workforce development.

You will be involved in recruitment of staff and the development of our support staff.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network, Armed Forces Network, Disability Network and Christian Network
  • Active Staff forum that represents staff views
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities across the profession and the wider organisation
  • Involvement in trust wide, local and national AHP activities


Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Key responsibilities include:

The provision of specialist OT clinical advice on the assessment and intervention of clients occupational and functional needs.

Interventions provided will be within the practitioners sphere of competency and within their major skill set, the practitioner is expected to liaise with colleagues who may be more experienced within a particular field as and when required.

Management of a caseload, using OT evidence-based, client-centred Recovery principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

Assessment and prescription of assistive equipment as required.

Development of collaborative partnership working with our external partners within the neighbourhood for example CCGs, voluntary sector, social care. You will play a pivotal role in this work alongside our partner agencies and people with lived-experience.

Supervision and support of fellow OT members of the team. You will be offered regular management supervision from your service manager and professional/clinical supervision from the Occupational Therapy Lead to support you with this.

Support and develop student placements and newly qualified OTs on our preceptorship programme within the service and across the workforce. Provide regular student placements/shadowing opportunities.

You will liaise with our AHP Practice Learning Facilitator and AHP Preceptorship Facilitator regularly.

Involvement in trust wide OT service development and innovation.

There will be an expectation that the post holder will have knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and to support the Duty rota when needed.

Person specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • 3 years' post registration experience as an OT.
  • 2 year post registration experience working with adult Mental Health service users.
  • Knowledge and application of theoretical models of practice including the Model of Human Occupation.
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs.

Desirable criteria
  • Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate.
  • Service development.
  • Partnership working.
  • Experience of supervising staff.

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Training relevant to specialist area

Desirable criteria
  • Student educator accreditation/ willingness to undertake the training
  • Clinical supervision training

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to apply core OT skills in a mental health setting, including carrying out occupational assessments and setting occupational goals.
  • Ability to manage a complex caseload.
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of the MDT and promote the role of OT in the team.
  • Comprehensive range of high-level verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable criteria
  • Ability to respond efficiently to complex information within tight deadlines.


Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • 3 years post registration experience as an OT
  • 2 year post registration experience working with adult Mental Health service users
  • Knowledge and application of theoretical models of practice including the Model of Human Occupation
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
Desirable
  • Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Post-graduate training relevant to specialist area
Skills Essential
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to apply core OT skills in a mental health setting, including carrying out occupational assessments and setting occupational goals.
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Comprehensive range of high level verbal and written communication skills
Desirable
  • Group work skills
  • Ability to respond efficiently to complex information within tight deadlines


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

383-ACC-4672-22-A
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