As a Specialist Occupational Therapist in TEWV you will manage a complex caseload independently, assessing occupational performance and delivering specialist occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values at all times and operating as a leader in the team, service and organisation
Main duties of the job
- To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, triaging and prioritising these, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
- to use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
- To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
- To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
- To contribute to and lead on service improvement and quality initiatives
- To use the Trust electronic patient record system
- To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
- To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic full time Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our team. The Early intervention in psychosis team covers the Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale area and is based at the Ellis Centre in Scarborough.
The multi-disciplinary team works with young people, adults and their families/carers to deliver evidence based mental health care.
We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with young people, adults and families/carers.
You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in the Adult mental health service in North Yorkshire and York within TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service. Utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.
Job description Job responsibilities
See attached job description.
The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to the adult mental health and early intervention pathways, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, in a community setting
All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.
The ability to engage and communicate with young people and adults with mental health difficulties, as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.
Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the relevant Lead OT. The post holder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.
You must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.
There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.
Additional contact details
Team Manager EIP SWR
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
- Registration with HCPC
- Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
- Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
- Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Accredited Practice Placement Educator
- Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area.
- Significant experience in Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
- Experience of supervising students on placement
- Experience of participation in quality improvement activities
- Experience of participation in clinical governance activities
- Experience of developing and delivering training
- Day to day supervision of staff
- National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
- Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
- Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
- Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
- Safeguarding and its application in practice.
- Significant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
- Significant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area
- Knowledge of the Trust's Quality Improvement System (or willingness to learn in agreed timescale)
- Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
- Solve complex clinical problems
- Record keeping and report writing
- Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
- Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
- Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
- Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
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