Community Mental Health Transformation Senior Occupational Therapist (Band 7)
We are seeking a creative, adaptable and innovative Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy service within Community Mental Health transformation in Newham. This role is based in our Community Integrated Mental Health Service (CIMHS) which provides mental health support in the primary care space.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapist with a real interest in transforming community mental health services, creative in exploring new ways of working and committed to working with communities in partnership across the diverse population of Newham.
You will be one of two Band 7 Occupational Therapists working in transformation within the CIMHS teams. You will also be part of the wider Occupational Therapy service with support from the Directorate Lead and Community Lead for Occupational Therapy. This role demand flexible working across community sites in Newham and the ability to travel across the borough. Job share would be considered if candidates can clearly demonstrate how this will benefit the role.
You are strongly recommended to make contact to discuss this role further with Marilyn, the Directorate Lead for Occupational Therapy. Marilyn.email@example.com
Recommended reading: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/community-mental-health-framework-for-adults-and-older-adults.pdf
Main duties of the job
1. To establish, build and optimize working relationships within community mental health transformation including the Community Integrated Mental Health Service (CIMHS), Primary care networks, secondary care, the voluntary sector and community partners.
2. To support the ongoing development of the Occupational Therapy (OT) service within Community Mental Health transformation, particularly how to optimize the value of OT, alongside the Directorate Lead for OT.
3. To provide Occupational Therapy input to service users accessing the PCN Mental Health teams, especially where needs are complex and where multiple factors impacts on occupational performance.
4. To contribute to case formulations within the PCN Mental Health team, incorporating experience and knowledge as a dual trained professional in both physical and mental health.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
- oDiploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
- oHCPC registration
- oMember of Royal College of Occupational Therapy
- oExperience of CPD and role development activities
- oPractice Placement Educator training
- oExperience of mental health Occupational Therapy or equivalent
- oExperience of working in community settings or equivalent
- oEvidence of Service Development activities
- oExperience of working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team
- oExperience of managing own caseload
- oExperience of individual and group work
- oExperience of staff/student supervision
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- oKnowledge of applied social, health and medical sciences including psychology, anatomy, physiology and sociology
- oKnowledge of how mental health difficulties impact upon occupational functioning and performance.
- oKnowledge of current National legislation, policies and guidelines relevant to adult community mental health and their application
- oWorking knowledge of Clinical Governance and its application
- oKnowledge of RCOT standards of practice and its application
- oKnowledge of Equal Opportunities, confidentiality and consent issues
- oOccupational and vocational assessment skills
- oSpecialist clinical skills to carry out OT interventions: therapeutic and activity based interventions; remedial training and cognitive-behavioral interventions and psychosocial and psycho-educational interventions
- oSpecialist Health Promotion and rehabilitation skills in order to promote social inclusion and prevent relapse and hospitalisation
- oTo have developed interpersonal skills enabling therapeutic alliances to be developed and maintained with clients who have complex needs.
- oAbility to evaluate the effectiveness of OT interventions including knowledge of outcome measures
- oAbility to manage a complex clinical caseload
- oAbility to undertake clinical risk assessment
- oAbility to plan, prioritise and coordinate clinical service provision
- oAbility to communicate difficult information
- oAbility to undertake supervision
- oAbility to provide training and presentations
- oAbility to assess and manage verbal aggression and risk of physical aggression in inpatient and community settings, reducing risks to those involved
- oAbility to plan and work with statutory and non-statutory services around clinical issues
- oDigital skill inc. word processing and utilizing virtual platforms
- oGood organisational and time management skills
- oAbility to maintain the profile of OT within a MDT and the organisation
- oKnowledge of Quality Improvement (QI) approaches
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