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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sleaford
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Healthcare team who provide a range of healthcare to vulnerable children and young people resident in the home, aged between 10 and 18 who have often experienced many adverse childhood events and trauma.

The team enhances this care by providing multi-disciplinary support for healthcare needs, including, physical health, mental health, and psychological/emotional well-being. You will carry out assessments, developing therapeutic groups and working 1-1 with young people and will manage a defined caseload of young people with occupational needs, using evidence based, client centred, recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.

You will also provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team supporting resettlement and transitions. You will work in partnership with your health team and the unit care staff and contribute to the health screening of young people on admission.

The core hours are 9.00am to 21.00pm Monday-Friday with some on-call for initial health screening of admissions up until 13.00pm weekends and bank holidays. The team are committed to professional development providing many training opportunities for staff. Flexible working or job share can be supported. This position may become permanent in the future, depending on the funding.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide early intervention through consultation, needs and risk assessment for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health, emotional and behavioural problems, in a secure environment.
  • To deliver care planning and individual and group interventions, in partnership with young people and other workers involved in care delivery.
  • To lead on sensory assessments that will inform care plans for individual children and young people.
  • Work in partnership with the resettlement worker and support discharge planning and transition.
  • To proactively involve young people and families/carers in service development and evaluation.
  • To provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children and families/carers up to 18 years.
  • Work collaboratively, and promote effective working relationships, with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective clinical decision-making, internally and with external agencies.


About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life .Visitbeinlincolnshire.com to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide OT specific assessment and interventions to individuals under the care of the inpatient ward.
  • Establish therapeutic relationships with patients implement evidence based interventions in accordance with professional code of conduct, performance, ethics and standards of proficiency of registrant body (HCPC).
  • Recommend adaptations to a patients physical and social environment assess for falls hazards and prescribe equipment where appropriate.
  • Maintain the welfare and safety of patients and protect them from any form of abuse in accordance with safeguarding guidance.
  • To provide early intervention through consultation, needs and risk assessment for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health, emotional and behavioural problems, in a secure environment.
  • To deliver care planning and individual and group interventions, in partnership with young people and other workers involved in care delivery, under the supervision of the Band 6 post holder.
  • To lead on sensory assessments that will inform care plans for individual children and young people.
  • Work in partnership with the resettlement worker and support discharge planning and transition.
  • To work flexibly between 9am and 9pm, including some on-call provision at bank holidays and weekends.
  • To work in accordance with relevant childcare and health legislation and professional standards.
  • To proactively involve young people and families/carers in service development and evaluation.
  • Participate in programme of health promotion.
  • To function as part of the multidisciplinary LSU service.
  • To work in partnership with wider CAMHS, Childrens Services and Youth Offending Service.
  • To provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children and families/carers up to 18 years.
  • Work collaboratively, and promote effective working relationships, with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective clinical decision-making, internally and with external agencies.
  • Empower Service Users and their families/carers to influence and use available services, information and skills and act as an advocate where appropriate.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of group interventions
  • Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Currently Occupational Therapist
  • Registered with HCPC


Desirable

  • Additional knowledge and or training in sensory processing
  • APPLE accreditation


Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge and/or experience of working with mental health needs or experience of working with young people with complex needs or young people with mental health needs and skills that are transferable


Desirable

  • Experience of working with people with acute mental health needs
  • Experience of working in an inpatient setting or children home
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Skills

Essential

  • Some knowledge of national agenda for mental health and trauma informed care
  • Good clinical reasoning skills
  • Skills in occupational therapy assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of the therapeutic relationship and boundaries
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with patients & carers to improve outcomes
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Lincolnshire Secure Unit

Rookery Avenue

Sleaford

NG34 7TY

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274-10892-SP

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