An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our well established specialist service at a time of significant expansion and development.
The post holder will be required to participate in the delivery of specialist assessments and advice for adults on the ASD assessment pathway across Cornwall, as part of a multi disciplinary team. Key responsibilities will include:
- To contribute to diagnosis and provide formulations and specialist advice to clients on the adult autism assessment pathway, including to those with highly complex presentations.
- Working within an assessment protocol that includes standardised screening and standardised assessment instruments and that follows NICE guidelines.
- The assessment includes consideration of comorbid and/or differential diagnostic issues and screening for co-morbid conditions to determine the need for onward referrals.
- Clinicians in the Adult Autism Assessment Team also offer training and supervision, and there will be an expectation for the post holder to provide specialist OT advice to other professionals
- To participate in clinical governance and service development within the Adult Autism Assessment Team and in collaboration with wider neurodevelopmental teams where appropriate, and including audits and research
We would be delighted to discuss this exciting new role further with any interested professionals so please get in touch if you like to know more
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to participate in the delivery of specialist assessments and advice for adults on the ASD assessment pathway.
To contribute to diagnosis and provide formulations and specialist advice to clients on the adult autism assessment pathway, including to those with highly complexpresentations.
To be responsible for own caseload
To provide specialist OT advice to other professionals
To participate in clinical governance and service development within the adult autism assessment team and in collaboration with wider neurodevelopmental teams where appropriate, in partnership with professional specialists and team leads, including audits and research
Participate in the planning and development of Occupational Therapy Services with the designated team, and to supervise students and other junior members of staff where required
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Education Essential
- Degree or equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy
- Current professional registration with the HCPC
- Evidence of own professional development and additional specialist training in relevant area to post-graduate diploma level
- Clinical experience of working with autism, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and with adults or children and young people with complex conditions and needs
- Highly developed skills of clinical assessment and evaluation using OT assessments of function and developmental levels, including knowledge of Sensory Integration theory
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