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Memory Service Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year pa inc.
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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The Greenwich Memory Service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, support and education to those that are referred via their GP. The service is multi-disciplinary and works closely to deliver a service that meets the service users and carers needs.

This particular post will provide specialist OT services to the Memory Service incorporating assessments, individual and group work, link work, providing support to carers, close working within the MDT and supporting the services development.

You will provide occupational therapy input to clients referred to GMS. This will include providing an assessment and provision of both non-complex and complex equipment to ensure that the client is safe and to maintain independence in their own home. The post holder will be required to work in a multidisciplinary way and work jointly with the other team members to ensure that all care needs are met. They will be required to carry out an holistic assessment of the client within their own homes and devise and contribute to a multidisciplinary care plan. This will include making onward on referrals to other agencies as appropriate.

You will need to be a versatile, adaptable team player who has good organisational skills. You will be required to use multiple computer systems therefore a good knowledge of IT is essential.

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


  • To contribute to service development
  • To participate in research/audit activities
  • To supervise the work of junior staff 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 practice within the multidisciplinary team as an autonomous practitioner, ensuring the highest possible standards of practice
  • To work in line with the Trust objectives for community practice.

About us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. 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 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across 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

Please note that Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operates a probationary period. Further details are available on request.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Professional ethics

    To comply with the COT Code of Ethics and Professional conduct & HPC standards for registration

    To adhere to Trust policies, procedures and guidelines

    To adhere to any other relevant local and national policies and guidelines

    To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of service users and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs

    To demonstrate the ability to reflect on ethical issues and to provide guidance to junior staff as necessary

    Leadership, supervision & appraisal

    To undertake effective support, guidance, supervision and appraisal of junior staff

    To ensure relevant national and local polices are implemented

    To review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal guided by KSF

    Training staff and students

    To contribute to the induction, training and education of students [both OT & other professions] and other staff in clinical area

    To regularly be responsible for the supervision and written assessment of OT students on fieldwork placement within the Trust

    Service development & delivery

    To actively contribute to service & policy review and implementation

    To participate in the operational planning, implementation, evaluation and audit of practice, clinical care pathways and protocols within own clinical area

    To raise awareness of the OT service within own clinical area

    To participate in the development of the OT service within own clinical area

    Professional development

    To apply increasingly complex skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice as a Band 6 OT

    To attend all relevant mandatory training as directed by the Trust

    To contribute to CPD through participation in internal and external training and other development opportunities

    To maintain and update a CPD portfolio

    Clinical governance, quality & standards

    To contribute to the teams clinical governance and quality agenda

    To ensure practice is evidence based

    To demonstrate understanding and application of national guidelines and legislation relating to mental health & social care provision

    Observe and apply Health and Safety regulations

    To apply risk management procedures at all times

    To promote and facilitate service user involvement in own clinical area

    Line management, staff, budgets

    To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance

    To be responsible for maintaining stock & advising on resources required to carry out the job, including the responsible management of petty cash

    Research & practice development

    To demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current research and apply them to practice

    To broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects

    Physical & mental effort

    To work with clients who have complex needs and challenging behaviour and their carers

    To adhere to Trusts requirements for management of violence training relevant to clinical area

    To continually observe service users during assessments and interventions, identify changes in mental state and respond accordingly

Person Specification qualification Essential
  • OT degree
  • HCPC registered
  • Short course in community rehab/OT
Experience Essential
  • at least 1 year post graduate experience
  • NHS experience
  • Community experience
skills Essential
  • Evidence of range of OT skills
  • Moving and handling
  • Holistic assessment/falls
  • driving

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