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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
County Durham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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/carers 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

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic part time (32 hours) Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy team working in the integrated adult learning disabilities team in County Durham. This post is based with the South Durham team within Greenlane council offices, Spennymoor.

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 adults with learning disabilities people and their families.

You will access wider support from the TEWV occupational therapy network in ALD Durham and Darlington , 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

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to learning disabilities, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, in community settings and their own homes.

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 people with a learning disability and a wide range of complex mental health presentations as well as their family/ carers and system around them is essential.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
  • 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)


Desirable

  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator (APPLE)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area.


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of delivering 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


Desirable

  • Day to day supervision of staff


Knowledge

Essential

  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation 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


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Greenlane Council Offices

Spennymoor

County Durham

DL16 6JQ

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346-DDL-023-24

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