Band 7 Lead Occupational Therapist - Reaside/Hillis Lodge

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£38,890 to £44,503 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Full Time
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The post holder will hold operational and professional responsibility for the occupational therapy service within the Men's In-patient Medium Secure Service at Reaside (92 beds across ICU, acute, and rehabilitation wards) and our 15 bedded Low Secure Hillis Lodge service. They will be responsible for the delivery of an efficiently administered and professionally competent Occupational Therapy service. The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary leadership team which involves a lead psychiatrist, clinical nurse manager, psychologist and matron. These roles will be key to delivering a well led service which is responsive to patient need, is effective, safe and caring.

You will be expected to manage complex cases for those with identified occupational therapy needs, and use advanced clinical reasoning to assess how a patient's mental health difficulties impact upon their occupational performance areas (self-care, productivity & leisure) and performance components.

The post holder will lead on driving forward professional leadership and management to the Occupational Therapy service at Reaside and Hillis Lodge providing patient centred care.

You will continue to embed an evidence base within the team, and developing the use of the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdT MoCA) and Model of Human Occupation (MOHO). There will also be opportunity to develop the Occupational Therapy Pathway across the secure care occupational therapy service.

Main duties of the job

We are passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and would welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds who will live our Trust values.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) is one of the largest providers of secure care and offender health services in the country. As a result the Trust offers new staff an excellent experience across a variety of provision which incorporates community psychological intervention services, a community outreach team (FIRST), Liaison and Diversion service, prison health care service together with inpatient services which provide low and medium secure services for young persons, women and men.

Alongside of working for BSMHFT the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the Reach Out Model of Care. Reach Out is a new care model which is a partnership between Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and St Andrews Health Care.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Training and qualifications Essential
  • Diploma or BSC(Hons) In Occupational Therapy Evidence of registration with the HCPC
Experience Essential
  • oEvidence of managing caseloads with people with complex mental health problems
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • oAdvanced knowledge and application of current best practice in OT / clinical speciality
Personal Essential
  • oWork within a team and deliver on organisational / team objectives

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