Are you a Registered mental health Occupational Therapist (OT) looking for your next role in the historic West Oxfordshire market town of Witney?
We are looking for Band 5 or Band 6 OTs to join our Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT) based in Witney. We can also consider preceptoroship for any Band 5 applicants.
This role within our North and West AMHT is an integral part of the Treatment function. We would consider full time (37.5 hours a week) or part time - with minimum of 30 hours a week.
This role is open to all qualified OTs who have extensive experience of working in adult mental health services and understand the challenges that this care group can bring.
Our AMHT provide an assessment and treatment function and the staff working within the team work on a rota covering shifts from 07.00 to 21.00 (7 days/week). The successful candidate will be with the Treatment part of the team, based in one of our 2 FACT teams. This part of the team work mainly 9-5 Monday to Friday however there is an expectation that there is flexibility to cover the out of hours shifts when required.
The team are working using the FACT model of care. There are daily triage meetings with all members of the MDT (Doctors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and psychologists, ).
We are a supportive, dynamic and integrated team which although busy has many rewards. We care deeply about our patients and their families and carers. We believe in listening and responding as a team, piloting new models, supporting each other and developing and using new care approaches. We aim to improve patient care as well as provide increase staff satisfaction and sense of achievement.
The team is highly supportive and committed to delivering high quality patient care; where the caseload can be demanding, diverse and frequently complex.
Regular supervision will be provided and you will be encouraged to undertake any training relevant to your professional and personal development.
You will need to be able to work autonomously, with a caseload of patients with whom you will engage and offer the recommended treatment and support. You will have experience of CPA process and able to assess and plan treatment with service users. You will also be able to assess and manage risk, including use of Safeguarding processes.
There are opportunities for team working and facilitating groups such as MBT/CBT based interventions. The MDT consists of medics, psychological therapists, social workers, OTs, RMNs and support workers, as well as embedded workers from the third sector to support with employment, housing and social needs. In addition we have embedded Peer Support Workers within the teams to promote the power of lived experience and ensure that the gap between patient and clinician is bridged.
You will be supported by an experienced leadership team from across the professions who facilitate forums for Nursing and Occupational Therapists and hold your development as central. We offer regular supervision and you will be encouraged and supported to undertake any training relevant to your professional development.
We would encourage you to give us a call on the contact details below to discuss the role and we very much welcome visits from interested applicants.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Tasmin Irving
Job title Service Manager
Email address Tasmin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number 07767 338860
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