Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year Per Annum Inc HCAS
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Permanent Senior Occupational Therapist (OT), Band 5/6 development role, Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT), West London NHS Trust, Hounslow. An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated band 5 OT who wishes to extend their skills and experiences with view to develop into a band 6 OT. This is a new and exciting development and we keen to welcome band 5 OT's who are enthusiastic about working in mental health. The post will support your development of OT and generic mental health practitioner skills. The post holder will have supervision by the CATT band 7 OT who will work alongside the band 5/6 post. The post holder will work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team with the opportunity to grow and develop supported by a Senior OT. CATT are integrated, multi-disciplinary, community based teams offering assessments and treatment for service users referred to them. CATT work in partnership with mental health service user, their families or carers, in order to prevent deterioration and promote recovery. The post holder will have a defined caseload of service users with complex needs. This role will offer an array of learning possibilities enabling you to expand your experience and skills base. For further details or informal visits contact: Gerd Sortland (Head OT) on 07815 699 852 or gerd.sortland@westlondon.nhs.uk Thomas Farrell on thomas.farell@westlondon.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

To provide a client-centred occupational therapy service to a defined caseload of service users with complex needs.

To work closely with the wider MDT to provided targeted occupational therapy assessment and interventions.

To use evidence based assessment treatment planning, intervention and evaluation within the model of human occupation.

To be able to effectively manage and prioritise work and time in line with the team structure.

To be a resource for the team, providing, occupational therapy professional guidance, and to support on the evaluation and continued development of the occupational therapy service.

To support supervision for less clinically experienced staff, support staff and students including conducting Performance Development Review (PDR) as appropriate.

To be able to work in a collaborate manner with the MDT in the crisis team.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We have a variety of services across many specialities, making us the perfect place for your continued development and career pathway.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country and we need you to make that happen.

This is West London NHS Trust showing the teamwork and compassionate care provided during the recent COVID pandemic.


Occupational Therapy is essential and valued across the Trust and we are committed to providing ongoing support, professional development and guidance throughout your time with us. Ably led by our Trust Wide Allied Health Professionals Lead and strong senior AHP leaders, we have created an AHP Strategy which reflects our forward thinking, creative and diverse AHP community.

Job description Job responsibilities

To ensure that the professional standards and ethics as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) are adhered to at all times.

  • All interactions with service users should be underpinned with empathy and a clear understanding of the effects of disability in the areas of productivity, leisure and activities of daily living (ADL).
  • All interactions should be sensitive and responsive to the service users ethnic, cultural and social background, using a range of communication and engagement skills as appropriate to the context.
  • To critically evaluate referrals to the occupational therapy service for occupational therapy intervention, particularly identifying priorities for treatment intervention.
  • To provide a comprehensive assessment and interpret a range of complex clinical findings to develop appropriate, treatment plans intervention and evaluation of the occupational therapy programme that includes risk assessment with particular reference to service user need within the speciality.
  • To analyse, grade and adapt individual and group activities to meet the occupational performance, environmental and vocational needs of service users.
  • To plan and implement appropriate discharge, transfer and case closure.
  • To work with service users and carers as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to implement and evaluate the individual treatment plans in keeping with CPA.
  • To critically evaluate outcomes including assessment and management of risk with particular reference to service users within the speciality.

**Please Refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification Attached**

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registration
Experience Essential
  • Achieved Band 5 OT KSF sub-set (usually through 12 month preceptorship programme)
  • Achieved full KSF outline for Band 5 OT (usually second year post qualified) Relevant post-qualified OT experience in Mental Health
  • Application of core OT skills and OT process
  • Multidisciplinary team working Experience of supervising /co-supervising students
  • Involvement in research and clinical audit
  • A minimum of two and a half years post qualified experience as an OT (or equivalent role) in a health or social care or 3rd sector setting
Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Organisational ability
  • Evidence of ability in OT assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation
  • Use of standardised assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Organisational ability
  • Evidence of ability in OT assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation
  • Contribution to service development and the training of others
  • Clinical/case supervision training

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