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Senior Home Treatment Team Practitioner (Occupational Therapist)

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Enfield
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum including HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will contribute to the effective operation of a multi-disciplinary Home Treatment Service for those in mental health crisis in the community, as an alternative to hospital admission.

The post holder will provide rapid OT assessment and help plan and deliver effective evidence based home treatment in collaboration with service users, carers and professionals from other services and agencies.

There will also be a role for the post holder at the recovery house in Enfield for those clients needing extra support. The post holder will have responsibility for the group programme of the unit and will be expected to provide clear assessment and treatment plans for clients using evidence based interventions including group work and 1:1s at the recovery house.

The OT will also be an integral part of the wider Inpatient Therapy Team at Chase Farm Hospital and will receive supervision and support from the Lead OT

Main duties of the job

1. Clinical Responsibilities

To provide a high standard of care for people in the care group in keeping with the philosophy, operational policies for the Home Treatment service and in addition to the Trusts policies, practice and procedures.

To ensure child and adult protection issues are assessed and relevant protocols are adhered to.

To conduct accurate risk assessments and management plans, involving the service users, carer, and any other individuals relevant to the care of the service user, and to ensure that this is well documented. To ensure that all team members complete accurate risk assessments and management plans.

To provide evidenced based OT intervention including assessments, implementation and evaluation of treatment for service users under home treatment services

To work with services users at the recovery house using evidenced based OT approaches to provide group and 1:1, assessments and interventions.

About us

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values and cultural pillars:
  • We are kind
  • We are respectful
  • We work together
  • We keep things simple
  • We empower
  • We are proudly diverse

In order to meet the needs of the new Partnership services you may be required from time to time to work at different locations to your normal place of work. This may mean that you are required to work at any location that fall under Barnet, Enfield and Harringay Trust and Camden and Islington Trust. The Trust reserves the right to require staff to work at such other places or locations as it considers reasonable and necessary on a temporary or permanent basis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical Responsibilities

To provide a high standard of care for people in the care group in keeping with the philosophy, operational policies for the Home Treatment service and in addition to the Trusts policies, practice and procedures.

To ensure child and adult protection issues are assessed and relevant protocols are adhered to.

To conduct accurate risk assessments and management plans, involving the service users, carer, and any other individuals relevant to the care of the service user, and to ensure that this is well documented. To ensure that all team members complete accurate risk assessments and management plans.

To provide evidenced based OT intervention including assessments, implementation and evaluation of treatment for service users under home treatment services

To work with services users at the recovery house using evidenced based OT approaches to provide group and 1:1, assessments and interventions.

To assess clients meeting defined referral criteria as per local Home Treatment Service policies.

To provide specialist MOHO functional assessments to service users to ascertain their level of independent functional abilities in activities of daily living and make recommendations of any support needs that may arise.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Registrations

Essential

  • HCPC registered OT
  • MSc/BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy


Desirable

  • Evidence of other relevant Postgraduate education/ relevant CPD
  • Membership of RCOT/specialist networks eg RCOTMHSS
  • Completion of preceptorship
  • Practice placement Educator Course


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an NHS or equivalent setting.
  • Experience of acute inpatient and/or community areas, working with people going through a mental health crisis
  • Working with a range of HCPs including peer workers
  • Experience in using a range of standardised OT assessments
  • Clear concept of OT and models of practice.
  • Experience of facilitating a variety of groups
  • Ability to address physical health needs of patients
  • Supervision of OT students
  • Understanding of legislation as related to mental health.


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a crisis resolution/ Home Treatment Team Service
  • Facilitating practice placements
  • Post-registration experience in a mental health setting.
  • Involvement in research and clinical audit
  • Experience of participating in quality improvement projects
  • Able to prescribe small pieces of equipment/maintain equipment stores
  • Knowledge of the MOHO model and its application
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Understanding of co-production


Skills/ Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent Organisational skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively within a multiprofessional team.
  • Decision making skills
  • Confidence to work autonomously and use own initiative.
  • Good assessment skills
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports as required
  • Awareness of risk assessment/ management in an acute and/or community setting.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Understanding of legislation as related to mental health.
  • Proficient IT skills and ability to use electronic clinical documentation systems
  • Sensitive to cultural, dynamic and diverse needs ,liaising with carers and other agencies with regards to care


Desirable

  • Leadership Skills
  • Team building
  • Building links with local community services
  • Specific clinical skills applicable in a community setting e.g. brief therapy, cognitive therapy, and anxiety management


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly according to client/service needs.
  • Service user/carer centred approach
  • Receptive to changing environments and an ability to promote positive approaches to implementing changes according to service and client need.
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations.
  • Positive approach to work.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to think creatively and outside the box
  • Willingness to be flexible in working hours
  • Ability to travel across a geographical area and various locations within the borough and trust


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Physically fit to undertake duties as specified in the job description
  • Ability to partake in PMVA training and interventions as required


Desirable

  • Full Driving License


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Ivy House

Chase Farm Hospital

Enfield

EN2 8JL

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306-BEH-2066

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