An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 7 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 ICMP (Intensive Case Management Psychosis) treatment pathway for service users with Psychosis and Bipolor.
You will be responsible for addressing the occupational needs of service users as required, carrying out skilled assessments and delivering interventions across occupational domains. You will also be required to take on the role of care co-ordination as an agreed percentage of your casework.
In applying occupational therapy models you will work from an evidence base and draw upon current developments in Recovery and Social Inclusion.You will work alongside OT and multi-disciplinary colleagues, as well as a range of other agencies. You will be responsible for providing supervision for support staff within the team and contribute to the development of both the occupational therapy and team pathways.
Occupational therapy staff are working hard to develop evidence based OT practice. Work has included the development of evidence based group protocols and an agreed occupational therapy care pathway including standardised occupational therapy specific assessments.
Main duties of the job
The Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist (OT) in ICMP will work with people who experience psychosis or bipolar disorder. The OT will work as the lone OT practitioner with the team, providing specialist occupational performance assessments and interventions, utilising a wide range of skills and experience to promote social inclusion opportunities, as well as supporting leadership on clinical issues to the MDT.
This OT Post includes Care Co-ordination of a small, specified caseload, within the Care Programme Approach, as well as a specialised OT role and will be working within a highly motivated multi-disciplinary team. The specialist OT will take a lead on aspects of quality and clinical effectiveness in the local community mental health services. You will also contribute and consult on step down planning and facilitate transfer to primary care services wherever possible.
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 operate a probationary period. Further details are available on request.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To manage a clinical caseload
- To work as a member of the MDT
- To lead on the development of evidence based OT practice
- To provide OT specific assessment & interventions via groups & individual work related to:
- To Care co-ordinate a small generic caseload. Maximum percentage of role as care co-ordinator is 30%.
- To lead on service development
- To lead/participate in research/audit activities
- 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 be an OT specialist and have in-depth knowledge of OT assessment & interventions for the client group
- To provide clinical support and leadership for junior staff, and OT students on fieldwork placement
- To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust wide OT service
- To undertake identified generic responsibilities for an agreed percentage of time
- To follow an agreed Job Plan
- To work with clients who have complex needs and challenging behaviour
- To adhere to Trusts requirements for management of violence training relevant to clinical area
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Minimum of 6 years experience working as an Occupational Therapist
- further post-graduate training + extensive relevant experience + evidence of CPD
- Practice Educator and/or Supervision of junior staff
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