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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Stockton on Tees
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a rewarding career, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better? If so, you could join the Mental Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at Lustrum Vale, Stockton. on tees. You would be joining the team at an exciting time as the service are continually looking to develop and grow. You will be key to delivering and leading the VdTMoCA pathway for our patients.

Main duties of the job

Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensure that the service users are fully engaged in their care pathway. To support clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes. To support the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working. To work with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways for service users. As an Occupational Therapist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying a service user's caseload, including assessing complex needs and designing and delivering specialist treatments to support their care plans.

About us

The Trust is a strongly value based, person-centred organisation which has taken a strategic approach to continued service improvement, the modernisation of clinical roles and the introduction of care pathways embedded within a functioning system of governance.You'll be a part of an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, with continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

Job description Job responsibilities

For a detailed understanding of the role please see attached Job description. Conversations with the Clinical team are welcomed

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of delivering Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • Experience of supervising students on placement
  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance activities
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
Knowledge Essential
  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Significant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
  • Significant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area
  • Research and development methodology.

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