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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
Fulham
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join and help shape a new service. West London NHS Trust is recruiting to a new Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service for Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham CAMHS. The team will undertake Intensive DBT training together in November 2024, provided by British Isles DBT.

The service will provide assessment, treatment training and consultation in relation to young people aged 12 to 18 who present with persistent self-harm and suicidal behaviour, which may be in the context of emotional dysregulation. Many of the young people seen will present with complex needs including high risk behaviours. All young people seen will have a comprehensive assessment to inform decision making and planning for the future. Each team member will have a small caseload and the team will support each other via consultation meetings and supervision.

Within the DBT service each clinician will play an active role in all aspects of the service, including assessment, treatment (individual therapy, skills group, phonecoaching) teaching, training, research, and service development.

Main duties of the job

This is an incredible opportunity to establish a career with West London NHS Trust, in one of the country's most exciting and progressive mental health providers.

You will join the multidisciplinary CAMHS Neuro-development Team in the provision of comprehensive assessments and treatments for children and young people presenting with neuro-developmental conditions. For some cases, you will be primary case manager, for others you may provide input to the case as a team member offering specific assessments and treatments, or providing monitoring or as co-worker to the case worker.

This role includes providing specialist, culturally appropriate, evidence based occupational therapy assessments as part of a comprehensive multi professional assessment for children and young people in order to establish and meet their occupational needs. This may include assessment of a child or young person's motor, process and sensory development in order to assess their need and where indicated providing appropriate advice and intervention.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registered
  • Experience of Working with children and young people community and/or inpatients


Desirable

  • Master's Degree
  • Management/Leadership training
  • Training in DBT


Experience

Essential

  • Clear indication of an interest in the relevant mental health field
  • Management and supervision of O.T.s and support staff
  • Broad O.T. clinical experience including inpatient/community mental health
  • Change management
  • Service/Practice development


Desirable

  • Experience of working within the relevant area of mental health
  • Lived experience of mental health issues
  • Research and audit experience
  • Understanding of the particular needs of the service users within the specific setting
  • Quality Improvement


Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of Post Graduate Training in mental health
  • Understanding of current mental health policy and practice and implications for O.T.
  • Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in O.T. and mental health
  • Knowledge of Social Inclusion and Service User employment agenda
  • Risk Assessment and management
  • Awareness of organisational cultures


Desirable

  • Clinical Supervision Training
  • Advanced knowledge in clinical speciality
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Computer literacy


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate a strong professional identity
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Able to commit to and work effectively within teams, MDT, and profession specific
  • Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in O.T. and mental health
  • Interest in developing leadership skills
  • Good motivational techniques and abilities.
  • Clear effective planning and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to reflect, seek advice and critically appraise own performance Strategic Vision
  • Resolution of professional/ethical issues
  • High levels of initiative, innovation and self- motivation
  • Able to deal with stress appropriately and work under pressure. Flexible approach
  • Demonstrates a client-centres, non-discriminatory, non-judgemental and empathetic attitude towards patients and staff
  • Able to role model and inspire staff
  • Able to undertake any specific duties as required within the particular setting


Desirable

  • Membership of Professional Body
  • Membership of Interest Group e.g. COTSS-MH


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to deal with stress appropriately and work under pressure
  • Good attendance record
  • Commitment to life-long learning
  • Able to demonstrate a strong professional identity and work effectively within MDTs
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively with staff at all levels
  • Ability to lead on aspects of the clinical governance agenda
  • Effective leadership skills. Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in O.T. and mental health
  • Good motivation techniques and abilities
  • Clear and effective planning and decision making skills
  • Resolution of professional/ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect, seek advice and critically appraise own performance Strategic Vision
  • High levels of initiative, innovation and self- motivation
  • Flexible approach. Demonstrates a client-centres, non-discriminatory, non-judgemental and empathetic attitude towards patients and staff
  • Able to role model and inspire staff
  • Able to undertake any specific duties as required within the particular setting


Desirable

  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group
  • Membership of Interest Group e.g. COTSS-MH


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

Bridge House Centre for Health

Broughton Road Approach

Fulham

SW6 2FE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

222-LS-CAMHS-519-C

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