Occupational Therapist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per anum
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident and enthusiastic full time Occupational Therapist to join our team working with people with mental health problems. Based at RPH but working across Teesside, Redcar & Cleveland and Durham & Darlington

This post is a new post in a growing area for occupational therapy. It is a fantastic development opportunity for both experienced band 5 staff who feel ready to increase their level of added responsibility and challenge, and existing band 6 staff who wish to broaden their expert knowledge further in an alternate clinical area.

Main duties of the job

Occupational assessments and interventions will be completed as part of a multi-disciplinary team with a strong commitment to collaborative working, and focus on the provision of high quality evidence based services to individuals with mental health problems in both an in patient and community setting setting.

A commitment to core focus on mental health and specifically the assessment of occupational performance and the therapeutic use of occupation is essential.

The post will offer varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Well defined supervision systems are in place.

About us
A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

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)
Desirable
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator (APPLE)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area.
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
Desirable
  • Day to day supervision of staff
Knowledge Essential
  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Legal aspects of Moving and Handling
  • 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


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