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Occupational Therapist

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
SOUTHALL
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking to welcome you! - an experienced Occupational Therapist with knowledge and understanding of working with individuals during a mental health crisis:

To develop and oversee the provision of an evidence-based occupational therapy service within the Crisis, Assessment and Treatment Teams across the three boroughs, in collaboration with multidisciplinary clinical teams, service-users and carers.

To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence-based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate outcomes.

To provide specialist Occupational Therapy input to planning, development and evaluation of clinical services within designated areas, holding responsibility for defined projects.

To deputise for the Senior Manager within the service as required and take responsibility for supporting the CATT manager in the management and co-ordination of the OT Service.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure that the Occupational Therapy service delivered to patients is client-centred, needs-led, evidence- based and non-discriminatory.


  • To identify Occupational Therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and Occupational Therapy assessment tools and outcome measures.


  • To ensure patient/group treatment programmes are monitored, evaluated and modified as required on a regular and systematic basis to measure, progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.


  • To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyles and adaptations to improve the service user's social and physical environment.

To facilitate fieldwork education for Occupational Therapy students undertaking placements within relevant areas and be responsible for the supervision and written assessments of these students

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Job description Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities



To ensure that the professional standards and ethics as set out by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) are adhered to at all times.



Clinical:


  • To be responsible for the planning and delivery of occupational therapy within a designated area, prioritising clinical needs to provide an effective service.


  • To ensure that the Occupational Therapy service delivered to patients is client-centred, needs-led, evidence- based and non-discriminatory.


  • To assess the occupational needs of a defined client group and establish and develop appropriate treatment programmes commensurate with identified patient needs, in collaboration with the clinical team.


  • To identify Occupational Therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and Occupational Therapy assessment tools and outcome measures.


  • To ensure patient/group treatment programmes are monitored, evaluated and modified as required on a regular and systematic basis to measure, progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.


  • To carry an identified caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and undertake specific individual and group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals for patients.


  • To ensure relevant specialist reports are available detailing occupational therapy contacts, assessment and treatment outcomes.


  • To establish robust communication networks with service users, carers, other health workers and agencies.


  • To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyles and adaptations to improve the service users social and physical environment.
  • To facilitate fieldwork education for Occupational Therapy students undertaking placements within relevant areas and be responsible for the supervision and written assessments of these students.
  • To support the development and delivery of the cross-borough Occupational Therapy programme as appropriate.


Administration/Management:


  • To provide effective professional leadership and line-management to both Occupational Therapists and support staff, including the identification and addressing of training and developmental needs.


  • To be responsible for the recruitment of allocated staff in conjunction with the CATT manager and Professional Lead Occupational Therapist.


  • To be an integral member of the AMHS and Local Services Senior Occupational Therapy Team and play a full and active role in the management of the Occupational Therapy Service within CATT and contribute ideas to the Occupational Therapy Service as a whole.


  • To support research activities and quality improvement projects, to ensure services are evidence-based, effective and safe.


  • To ensure that there is an agreed annual programme of audit and evaluation. To contribute to clinical governance and quality initiatives by leading on implementation as appropriate for the relevant service.


  • To facilitate the production of reports, accurate data and workload analysis systems, as required by Senior Managers.


  • To represent the Occupational Therapy Service on both internal and external groups, working in partnership with other services and agencies.


  • To ensure allocated staff receive regular supervision, appraisal and personal development, within the provision of a comprehensive supervision framework.


  • To be a member of and actively contribute to appropriate Directorate and/or Trust committees and working groups.


  • To deputise for the CATT Manager as and when required.


Professional Development:


  • To demonstrate ability to review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of both managerial and clinical supervision and participation in the Trusts appraisal and personal development procedures.


  • To identify own professional training and development needs.


  • To ensure professional and clinical knowledge and skills are kept up to date and shared with others, through participation in internal and external developmental opportunities.


  • To develop and maintain effective professional communication structures.


  • To apply specialist knowledge and skills in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice as a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist.


  • To adhere to the RCOT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and HCPC standards of practice.


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




General:


  • To complete and record attendance and participation in Trust Induction and Secondary Induction.


  • To ensure that mandatory training is kept up to date.


  • To educate other professionals, carers and service users about Occupational Therapy as a specific intervention.


  • To understand and adhere to policies and procedures of the department, team, directorate and Trust.


  • To ensure that links with statutory and voluntary agencies are maintained.


  • To be a role model of professional behaviour and practice.


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


  • To undertake any other duties commensurate to the grade, which may be required from time to time, to ensure the smooth running of the service as directed by the Professional Lead Occupational Therapist or CATT manager.

We positively welcome applications from people with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities and people who represent diverse communities.

This is a description of the main duties and responsibilities of the post and as such is not intended to be exhaustive. The job description will be periodically reviewed and changed with prior consultation from time to time.

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of post-graduate training in mental health
  • Clinical supervision training
  • Practice placement supervision training
Desirable
  • Management / Leadership training
  • Membership of professional body
  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post qualified experience as a Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Clear indication of practice and interest in the relevant Mental Health area
  • In-patient and/or community mental health OT clinical experience
  • Supervision of O.T.'s and support staff
  • Supervision of O.T. students on practice placement
  • Demonstrated involvement in service development
Desirable
  • Experience of specific mental health speciality
  • Understanding of the needs of patients accessing Crisis Support.
  • Supporting effective change management within teams
  • Experience of line managing staff
  • Research and audit experience
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Applied Knowledge of changes within wider NHS relevant to Mental Health
  • Awareness and knowledge of factors specifically relating to O.T. within the particular setting
  • Demonstrated application of Risk Assessment and management in clinical practice
  • Understanding and clinical application of Model of Human Occupation
  • Working knowledge and application of clinical governance


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