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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Beckenham
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pro rata pa inc
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Previous applicants need not apply

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Occupational Therapist (OT) to work within one of two locality mental health teams based in the London Borough of Bromley. The post offers the opportunity to deliver occupational therapy services across the ADAPT treatment pathway for service users with Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder and Trauma, ensuring the occupational needs of the service users are addressed.

You will be responsible for addressing the occupational needs of service users as required, carrying out skilled assessments and delivering interventions across occupational domains.

In applying occupational therapymodels of practice, you will work from an evidence base approachand draw upon current developments in Recovery and Social Inclusion. An interest and motivation to develop knowledge and experience of Sensory Modulation is welcomed.You will need to be committed to a service user focus and creative in finding ways to help people develop and achieve personal goals. You will also contribute to a forward-thinking group programme and lead on implementing particular groups.

You will work alongside OT and multi-disciplinary colleagues, as well as a range of other agencies. You will also be responsible for providing supervision for support staff within the team and contribute to the development of both the occupational therapy and team pathways.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a clinical caseload
  • To work as a member of the MDT
  • To support the development of evidence-based OT practice
  • To provide OT specific assessment & interventions via groups & individual work related to self-care, leisure and work.
  • To contribute to service development
  • To participate in research/audit activities
  • To supervise the work of Support Workers and OT students on fieldwork placement
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans
  • To provide specialist OT advice to the MDT
  • To work independently without direct supervision
  • To follow an agreed job plan


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is based within the Bromley West Locality, working with the Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder and Trauma (ADAPT) service. The post holder will carry out skilled assessments and intervention using a recovery-based approach and hold a small clinical caseload, as care co-ordinator. Interventions will be evidence based and socially inclusive, with a particular focus on delivering group interventions. The post holder will liaise closely with all the locality teams and promote OT in various meetings and forums. There is responsibility for supervising OT support staff and OT students on practice placements while also making an active contribution to the ADAPT OT pathway in Bromley. Contributing to service development and quality improvement projects will be expected.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • At least 2 years' experience of working in a Mental Health/ Social Care setting or equivalent qualification


Skills

Essential

  • oExtensive clinical experience including individual and group work reflecting social inclusion


Knowledge

Essential

  • Occupational Therapy models of practice


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Beckenham Beacon.

379 Croydon Road

Beckenham

BR3 3QL

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277-6220516-CMH-C

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