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Consultant Occupational Therapist

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sutton In Ashfield
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro-rota
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) within Nottinghamshire Healthcare are at the forefront of a range of multi-disciplinary, specialist services for people with complex needs, using their expertise around promoting recovery, enablement and positive risk taking, to add life to years, prevent relapse and reduce risks. Within Nottinghamshire Healthcare we employ 10 different AHPs across 3 Care Groups of Community Health, Mental Health and Forensics, representing around 680 registered staff from a variety of professional identities, cultures and practice traditions.

The Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Care Unit are pleased to advertise an exciting opportunity to ensure that the dementia care pathway continues to deliver high quality, evidence based that is inclusive of people of all ages living with dementia. The Consultant Occupational Therapist role will hold a clinical caseload within the Young Onset Dementia diagnostic service and provide leadership, education and training, research and audit across the dementia pathway in the MHSOP Care Group. The role is positioned in such a way to ensure that MHSOP is profiled within the Integrated Care System and that research and evidence based interventions are shared across services. This opportunity will be as part of a job share arrangement with the current post holder.

Main duties of the job

The Consultant Occupational Therapist provides expert strategic clinical and professional leadership and consultancy, across multi-disciplinary pathways as well as organisational, professional and agency boundaries. They take the lead role in influencing, developing and shaping clinical policies and services, based on evidence. You will initiate, facilitate, and collaborate in research, audit, evaluation and Quality Improvement projects, analysing, interpreting and sharing evidence to underpin practice, governance and service planning within their clinical specialism. They will implement programmes of induction and education for all health care professionals based on training needs analysis and developing new ways of working

As one of the senior clinical leaders you will have influence over the models of care, you will be a highly compassionate, inclusive and forward thinking Occupational Therapist with a proven history of leading and shaping services by promoting an evidence based approach to dementia care. An advanced knowledge and understanding of dementia care will be essential. You will be highly visible across the Mental Health Care Group and wider organisation and engage in Trust and other professional forums to ensure that high standards of care are sustained and best practice shared. You will act as a role model for your profession and deliver the 4 key pillars of practice.

This role is 0.4wte worked as a job share with the current post holder.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

Role Purpose:

The Consultant Occupational Therapist works collaboratively with patients and their families, across the system and region, to achieve better outcomes for patients. They hold Divisional and/or Trust- wide responsibility to promote clinical excellence and patient safety through managing complex clinical caseloads, working with individual practitioners and their patients, families and carers and providing advice, supervision and support for internal and external stakeholders.

The Consultant Occupational Therapist provides expert strategic clinical and professional leadership and consultancy, across multi-disciplinary pathways as well as organisational, professional and agency boundaries. They take the lead role in influencing, developing and shaping clinical policies and services, based on evidence. The Consultant Occupational Therapist will initiate, facilitate, and collaborate in research, audit, evaluation and Quality Improvement projects, analysing, interpreting and sharing evidence to underpin practice, governance and service planning within their clinical specialism. They will implement programmes of induction and education for all health care professionals based on training needs analysis and developing new ways of working

The Consultant Occupational Therapist has recognised extensive clinical expertise and strategic awareness, within their specialism. They deliver advanced clinical assessment, critical thinking and clinical management skills.

Role Context:

The Consultant Occupational Therapist is a clinical expert in dementia assessment, contributing to the diagnostic pathway for the Young Onset Dementia Service and delivering senior clinical leadership and consultation on dementia assessment and intervention. The Consultant Occupational Therapist will hold a clinical caseload in the Young Onset Dementia Diagnostic Service but will have a broader leadership role for services for people living with dementia who are in contact with services.

The dementia pathway in the Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Directorate delivers expert assessment and intervention for individuals who are referred for memory assessment and diagnosis as well as people living with dementia in their own homes or in residential care settings.

The role will act as a point of clinical expertise that will drive and inform services by leading and delivering an evidenced based approach to dementia care best practice.

The role is line managed by the MHSOP Directorate General Manager and will be based at the Millbrook Mental Health Unit in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The role will be carefully job planned with the post holder to ensure the 4 pillars of key practice are effectively delivered and managed. The Consultant Occupational Therapist will play a pivotal role in raising the profile of the dementia care specialism across the organisation and within the wider Integrated Care System.

The postholder will undertake 2nd On-call (Silver on-call) responsibilities on a rota basis.

The postholder will be expected to hold an advanced/masters level formal qualification or evidence significant *equivalent experience that is related to the 4 pillars of professional practice.

*Examples of acceptable equivalent experience include active membership of Regional professional groups, presentations delivered to Regional/National organisations/conferences, publications in relevant press/journals, involvement in development of policy/procedure and/or strategy development. Design and delivery of education/training programmes relevant to the area of practice.

Person Specification

Contractual Requirements

Essential

  • Able to travel between Trust sites and local, regional and national venues
  • Flexible working as required by post
  • Silver on-call respnsibilities


Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional

Essential

  • oDegree level AHP/NURSE/Nurse
  • oRegistered Professional (HCPC/NMC)
  • oRelevant Masters qualification or equivalent level of experience
  • oHighly developed specialist knowledge recognised as an expert by their professional body and/or system, evidenced by a PhD or equivalent level of practice, knowledge or skills from career-long learning and development from complex caseload management, active engagement with research and evaluation and formal education links


Training

Essential

  • Committed to own lifelong learning and meeting own development needs with portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD including highly specialist clinical knowledge
  • Evidence of management/leadership learning and development, and application


Experience

Essential

  • Proven track record of expertise in of assessing and managing complex caseloads in relevant specialism.
  • Ability to work through a consultancy model.
  • Evidence of strong effective leadership - ability to assimilate the views of others and take responsibility for making decisions in complex cases
  • Experience of leading service development/ improvement and/or project management
  • Evidence of delivering and developing a variety of education models, including consultation and advice, programmes of training, workshops, papers and presentations.
  • Experience of clinically supervising, mentoring and coaching others
  • Experienced at initiating, facilitating, undertaking or using research, evaluation, audit, quality improvement and outcomes to deliver high quality care
  • Experience of effective working across teams, services and with a variety of stakeholders using established interpersonal and negotiation skills


Knowledge

Essential

  • High level of expertise in specialist area working area
  • A comprehensive understanding of the roles, responsibilities and key functions of the Consultant Occupational Therapist role
  • Knowledge of relevant National Policy and guidance, and drivers for service improvement.
  • Contemporary knowledge and understanding of equality issues and the ability to identify, challenge and redress discrimination and inequality in relation to the practice of an Consultant Occupational Therapist


Skills

Essential

  • Highly autonomous clinician able to act on professional judgement about when to seek help, demonstrating critical reflection on own practice, self- awareness, emotional intelligence, and openness to change.
  • High level of strategic awareness and thinking
  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent reasoning and analytical skills able to interpret data and compile reports
  • Motivated and a motivator
  • Leadership skills - able to be a team builder and team member
  • Ability to manage own wellbeing with access to supervision to sustain this.


Physical requirements

Desirable

  • Physical skills in line with role (including MVA as appropriate)


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Millbrook Mental Health Unit

Sutton In Ashfield

NG17 4JT



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