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Occupational Therapist - Band 5-6 Development Post

Employer
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Eastbourne
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a Band 6 or post-preceptorship Band 5occupational therapist looking for extended training and skill development opportunities towards Band 6? Are you returning to OT after a career break? If this is you and you're motivated to work in mental health, then this may be the role for you!

We have an exciting band 5 to 6 development opportunity at the Department of Psychiatry in Eastbourne. This post provides excellent support and development opportunities for the right candidate to achieve Band 6 readiness and develop skills and knowledge in mental health. You'll work to a competency framework to support development and will receive supervision and ongoing training opportunities to enable successful transition to Band 6. Professional support is provided by the Clinical Specialist OT through supervision and practice development.

You'll work across our adult wards alongside our small, friendly therapy team with opportunities to work closely with multidisciplinary colleagues. Our patients are central to everything we do and it's a privilege to provide compassion and care to patients and their loved ones, supporting them through their recovery journey.

You should possess effective time management skills to manage a caseload and work through the OT process. You will be expected to carry out specific occupational assessments and recovery-based interventions for individuals with a range of mental health needs and play a key role in contributing to safe and effective discharges.

Main duties of the job

To plan and provide a range of occupational assessments and interventions that will promote recovery and wellbeing for the people you support. This will include home assessments and group work, with regular support and supervision.

To manage a caseload of clients, using evidence based/ client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. Assessments and group work with regular support and supervision.

To support the promotion of Occupational Therapy within the clinical area.

To plan and provide a range of occupational assessments and interventions that will promote recovery and wellbeing for the people you support. This will include home assessments and group work, with regular support and supervision.

To manage a caseload of clients, using evidence based/ client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. Assessments and group work with regular support and supervision.

To support the promotion of Occupational Therapy within the clinical area.

About us

In return for your skills and expertise we can offer you:
  • Highly rewarding work within an established, supportive, innovative, occupational therapy team.
  • Regular Professional supervision.
  • Access to a wide range of Training and CPD opportunities including - A programme of AHP specific training- Monthly Occupational Therapy CPD Hubs- Communities of Practice (AMPS, Sensory Strategies and Recovery Through Activity, Occupational Formulation)o The opportunity to participate in a range QI work and service innovationso Varied development opportunitieso There may also be future opportunities to be part of a rotation within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and East SussexHealthcare Trust.

View our film at: https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/AHP

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

We encourage and welcome informal visits. For further information please contact:

Wayne Lepper, Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist

Wayne.Lepper@spft.nhs.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

- To be a core member of the local clinical team, using mental healthand occupational therapy assessments.- To manage a caseload of clients with mental health needs.- To plan and implement client centred individual and groupinterventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.- To identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan.- To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measureprogress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.- To apply an understanding of the effect of disability and providetraining and advice on lifestyles changes and adaptations to theclients social and physical environment.- To work alongside carers- To establish robust communication networks with clients carers andother health workers, multi-disciplinary team, other agencies and third sector partners.- To demonstrate effective communication skills with people whoseunderstanding may be impaired.

See job description attached for full details.

We are building a new hospital in Bexhill to replace our inpatient services at the Department of Psychiatry. This means that, if you are successfulin your application, you will be asked to transfer to the new facilities when they open in 2025.

Person Specification

Qulifications

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration


Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience running groups/activities
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties


Desirable

  • Experience of supervising or delegating work to others
  • Experience using standardised assessments


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Department of Psychiatry

Kings Drive

Eastbourne

BN21 2UD

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354-AE-20949-A

Company

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