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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Durham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic full time Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join Durham and Sedgefield North Community Mental Health Team MHSOP

The multi-disciplinary team works with dementia patients and their families as well as those with functional disorders to deliver high quality Occupational Therapy service.

We are looking for an occupational therapist who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with adults and their families/carers.

You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in Durham MHSOP within TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.

As an occupational therapist in TEWV you will be professionally and clinically accountable for own caseload, assessing occupational performance and delivering occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust values at all times and operating as a member of the team, service and organisation.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for receiving referrals for occupational therapy, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
  • To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
  • To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
  • To contribute to service improvement and quality initiatives
  • To use the Trust electronic patient record system
  • To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
  • To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges


About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

The post holder will provide evidence-based assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway and dementia pathway, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, in inpatient service.

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with older people and those with dementia and functional disorders as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the Lead Occupational Therapist. The post holder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Willingness to undertake the Preceptorship Programme and Competency Framework (within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


Desirable

  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator (APPLE)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a variety of occupational therapy practice areas whilst on student placements


Desirable

  • Experience of working with service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience presenting to groups


Knowledge

Essential

  • Professional Code of Conduct and its application to practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its Page 9 of 12 application in practice
  • Care Programme Approach
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Software packages e.g. MOHOST, OSA, AMPS


Skills

Essential

  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to lead therapy group sessions (within agreed timescales)


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bowes Lyon Unit

Lanchester Road Hospital

Durham

DH1 5RD

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346-DDM-029-24

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