Specialist Community Perinatal Occupational Therapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,902-£47,684 incl. Fringe HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Do you aspire to change people’s lives for the better? Would you like to work flexibly in a highly regarded team who strive to provide high quality care primarily to mothers, alongside their babies and partners ensuring women experience positive mental health during pregnancy and postnatally? We offer excellent training and development opportunities to enable you to work in this specialism, including perinatal conferences, simulation training, post graduate opportunities and regular internal training.

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Occupational therapist to help grow the occupational therapy team and to provide specialist interventions both individually and in group settings to women across Surrey. The service is currently expanding across Surrey and we are looking to have two specialist OTs and an OTA to work across site, with a base in either Chertsey, Epsom and in the future the Guildford area.

As a member of the team, you would provide specialist OT and biopsychosocial assessments and interventions to women during pregnancy, delivery and up to 24 months postnatal. The post holder will develop strong links with the Parent Infant mental health service, Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership, Midwifery, Adult mental health, Children’s services and the voluntary sector. The team works closely with the mental health midwives and obstetricians from the 4 local maternity units. You will hold a caseload of women for a specified locality and participate in triaging new referrals on a rotational basis supported by experienced team members.

The occupational therapy leadership team is committed to an extensive, coordinated CPD programme including supervision, care group and trust wide training, core competence training, and annual conferences.

The occupational therapy CPD programme includes:
  • Occupational Therapy Forums – this year’s topics include occupational therapy and hoarding, leadership and influencing skills, importance of physical health for people with mental health difficulties and/or a learning disability, occupational therapy and research, environmental sustainability and digital innovations.
  • Core Skills Training – this is a mixture of e-learning packages developed by the occupational therapy service and taught sessions. Topics included occupational therapy interventions and trauma, environmental adaptations, occupational science, groups skills, occupational formulation.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of expanding service and to help shape the future of occupational therapy in perinatal mental health care in Surrey. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team with extensive training opportunities along with regular supervision and reflective practice.

This is a part-time role offering 30 hours per week (4 days).

The ability to work across Surrey is essential and a car is required.

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