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Occupational Therapist

Employer
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Band 6 Occupational Therapist Part time- 30 hours

We have a great opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the innovative Summers View Inpatient Rehabilitation team.

Summersview is a 10-bed mental health rehabilitation unit. The team specialises in supporting people with enduring psychosis through their recovery journey, helping them to reach their optimum & their goals.

The team works closely with the complex care team & community rehabilitation team based at Hilda Johnson House, ensuring that service users are able to access a step up / step down model to their care and recovery, with the ultimate goal of least restrictive care in their local community.

The OT role within the team is to provide specialist assessment and intervention to support services users in all aspects of their ongoing recovery, to promote engagement and meaningful occupation. This includes providing supervision, support and guidance to other members of the team when needed to promote rehab and recovery.

Successful candidates will have access to OT specific supervision, peer support and CPD opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Summers View aims to provide accessible, non-stigmatising local services that contribute towards the assessment intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and enablement of services users under the care of the Rehabilitation Services pathway.

The aim of the service is to provide a positive approach to long term recovery. The OT role within the team is to provide specialist assessment and intervention to support services users in all aspects of their ongoing recovery. The service is wholly committed to working with service users and their families/ carers using person centred planning approaches to maximize independence, choice and control. The OT has a lead role in promoting, enhancing and maintaining the health and wellbeing of service users with a mix of complex health needs.

The team specialises in supporting people with enduring psychosis through their recovery journey, helping them to reach their optimum & their goals. The team works closely with the Complex Care team & Community Rehabilitation Team based at Hilda Johnson House, ensuring that service users are able to access a step up / step down model to their care and recovery, with the ultimate goal of least restrictive care in their local community.

About us

AWARDED TRUST OF THE YEAR

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.'

Our team prides themselves on compassion, teamwork, and resilience.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation, and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring, and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country.

Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

In return we offer

A competitive progressive salary

We cover the cost of your DBS Check (�44)

Uniform provided

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To follow the national Occupational Therapy standards and guidelines incorporating national and local professional strategies and clinical guidelines for the introduction of evidence based practice
  • To follow all clinical and professional protocols, standards and care pathways within Occupational Therapy and Specialist services.
  • To act at all times in accordance with the Health Professions Councils Professional Code of Conduct. To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of the post holders autonomous practice.
  • To ensure high standards of clinical practice, maintaining experience of caseload management.
  • To plan, organise, administer and/or supervise timely occupational therapy goal orientated evidence based interventions, aimed at promoting, maintaining and developing independent living skills to aid recovery and improve quality of life. This will be achieved through individual and group therapy both on and off the unit.
  • To use highly developed specialist knowledge to independently undertake complex assessments and evaluate interventions with service users who may have diverse environmental, social, physical and mental health needs.
  • To plan monitor, evaluate and modify treatment
  • To develop and practice leadership skills
  • To apply a high level of understanding of psychiatric conditions and provide appropriate training and advice.
  • To work alongside other professions involved with the patient both statutory and non-statutory agencies to reduce health inequalities and improve access to universal services.
  • Promoting recovery through community inclusion including engagement in leisure, education and work based activities based on individuals preferences.
  • Provide assessment, training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the services users physical and social environments for themselves, the care team and carers.
  • Plan, organise and supervise the implementation of recovery orientated rehabilitation aimed at enabling service users to achieve their maximum potential in activities of daily living and support them to achieve a meaningful life.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oDegree on Occupational Therapy oRegistered with HPC oEvidence of CPD


Experience

Essential

  • oEvidence of working within Mental Health/Rehabilitation Services oUnderstanding of Evidence Based Practice


Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust

Address

Summers View

Stoke-on-Trent

ST6 5UD

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232-SPL-6229028-A

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