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Occupational Therapist

Employer
South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of inner London HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Bridge Support Community Rehab (Bridge 24) is a Third Sector provider with two rehab houses set in Kingston, and is a joint project with the South West London & St Georges MH NHS Trust.

The service aims to deliver specific recovery focused interventions to people with a severe and enduring mental illness, enabling individuals to maintain / develop their daily living skills and to understand and develop strategies to manage the symptoms they may be experiencing. This will include medication management and monitoring physical wellbeing. In this setting, the OT will act to support the staff of the residential units to ensure effective risk management, the development of personal goals and skills to maximise daily living, and support for move on to further independent living.

The team will provide community care to people with severe and enduring mental health problems who have been discharged from inpatient care. Clinical interventions will be intensive, but time limited with a focus on recovery and assessment for further placements. You will work closely with the Care Coordinator responsible for the clients. There is an expectation that clinical interventions will have an outcome. The assessments will be carried out using the Model of Human Occupation and treatments will be determined and carried out in the form of individual or group intervention.

Main duties of the job

To apply a high level of understanding of the effects of disability on occupational performance and provide training and advice on lifestyles changes and adaptations to the client's social and physical environment.

To promote equality of outcome for service users that reflect their mental health needs and those of ethnicity, gender, culture physical health and age.

To promote social inclusion and physical and mental well-being using evidence based practice. This is underpinned by the principles of hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention.

To independently manage a clinical caseload of service user with complex mental health needs, liaising closely with the care coordinator and/or vocational lead where relevant.

To identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and occupational therapy assessments, including MOHO tools.

To exercise clinical professional judgement in complex clinical cases and difficult clinical situation, referring to senior staff when necessary.

To consider both physical and mental health needs as part of the occupational therapy assessment.

To plan and implement specialist individual and/or group interventions collaboratively, to enable service users to achieve valued goals and satisfactory occupational performance outcome.

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

Come and join our inclusive teams and help our patients on their recovery journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To apply a high level of understanding of the effects of disability on occupational performance and provide training and advice on lifestyles changes and adaptations to the clients social and physical environment.

To promote equality of outcome for service users that reflect their mental health needs and those of ethnicity, gender, culture physical health and age.

To promote social inclusion and physical and mental well-being using evidence based practice. This is underpinned by the principles of hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention.

To independently manage a clinical caseload of service user with complex mental health needs, liaising closely with the care co-ordinator and/or vocational lead where relevant.

To identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and occupational therapy assessments, including MOHO tools.

To exercise clinical professional judgement in complex clinical cases and difficult clinical situation, referring to senior staff when necessary.

To consider both physical and mental health needs as part of the occupational therapy assessment.

To plan and implement specialist individual and/or group interventions collaboratively, to enable service users to achieve valued goals and satisfactory occupational performance outcome.

To identify any significant risk factors in line with local policies, with support from senior staff

To contribute to and work within clinical pathways and protocols.

To evaluate effectiveness of therapy interventions and quality of clinical decisions in conjunction with service users/carers, other professionals etc.

To promote and signpost individuals / carers towards the Recovery College and embed recovery into all interventions

Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration to practice in the UK
  • Evidence of post registration training relevant to mental health practice
  • Training in the theory and application of the model of human occupation within the first 4 months of appointment


Desirable

  • Practice placement educators course within one year of appointment
  • Apple registration


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of carrying a caseload in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of maintaining a written record of continual professional development
  • Experience of individual and groupwork
  • Experience of writing specialist occupational therapy reports
  • Experience of participating in a service development project


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a range of mental health settings
  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Successful completion of preceptorship
  • Experience of being a practice placement educator
  • Experience of using mental health services as a service user, or carer, relative, friend of a service user.


Knowledge and Skills - Communication

Essential

  • Developed interpersonal skills enabling therapeutic alliances to be developed & maintained with service users who have multiple & complex needs
  • Basic word processing and IT skills
  • Proficient standard of written communication skills
  • Ability to promote & maintain the profile of OT within an MDT & the wider organisation


Knowledge and Skills - Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Ability to reflect upon and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to role model positive professional behaviour
  • Ability to deliver presentations


Knowledge and Skills - Health, Safety & Security

Essential

  • Ability to work in a way that minimises risks to health, safety & security of self, service user & members of the public
  • Ability to monitor work areas & practices to maintain a healthy, safe and secure working environment.


Knowledge and Skills - Quality

Essential

  • Applied knowledge of confidentiality & consent issues
  • Applied knowledge of current national legislation, policies & guidelines relevant to clinical area
  • Good personal management skills in order to manage a clinical caseload & varied workload
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and understanding of the importance of collaborative working in the delivery of good quality services


Employer details

Employer name

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Springfield University Hospital

15 Springfield Drive

London

SW17 0YF

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