Occupational Therapist - Rotation

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Across Hertfordshire
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per ann, pro rata May include Cost Allowance 5% of basic salary
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Virtual recruitment webinar:

Are you looking for a flexible, rewarding job where no two days are the same? Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

Would you like a job with excellent career progression opportunities in nursing, psychology and occupational therapy? Do you like the idea of walking to work and being a valued member of your local community?

If you answered 'YES' to the questions above, sign up for our recruitment event to find out more about working for our Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Services.

Date:Thursday 11 August 2022Time:10.30am to 11.30amLocation:MS Teams

You are invited to our recruitment webinar on Thursday11 August from 10.30am to 11.30am on MS Teams. This is an opportunity for you to meet with our managers and become familiar with our services. To be interviewed, you will need to apply.

Do you want to start or develop your OT career working in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities? Would you like to know that you have made a difference to people who have a number of challenges to their health and wellbeing?

Do you want the opportunity to be part of HPFT who are currently rated as OUTSTANDING by CQC?Our 2 comprehensive mental health rotation schemes could offer you an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge whether you are seeking your first post or considering a change in specialism.

NHS hospital accommodation may also be available for staff seeking to relocate to Hertfordshire.

Main duties of the job

Due to current band 5's progressing into band 6 posts, we are seeking to recruit another dynamic and committed OT to both of our full time rotation schemes. One rotation scheme covers the North and East of Hertfordshire and the other one covers the West of Hertfordshire. Both rotation schemes provide the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings within HPFT's Mental Health and Learning Disability Services including adult day treatment units, in-patients, community teams and continuing health care. The OT service uses the Model Of Human Occupation across the Trust.Rotations are for a 6 month period to enable the development of a broad range of skills to support your career progression.Band 5's are offered support in many forms, particularly when transitioning from student to practitioner. High quality supervision, Preceptorship year and KSF processes are an integral part of this well established Rotation Scheme. CPD opportunities include a monthly Band 5 CPD Meeting with tutorials and access to OT in-service training events.For more information refer to the additional document: Band 5 OT Rotation Information Pack.

Applications should provide clear evidence of meeting the criteria in the Personal Specification.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Summary:To provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions for the specified service user group, to carry a caseload as a member of the MDT and to develop the occupational therapy service provision within the setting.All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Duties and Responsibilities: To plan and implement individual and/or group interventions in collaboration with the service user, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals. To undertake occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the service user in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure. To build on existing knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) through the use of standardised assessment and intervention tools. Following assessment, to undertake case formulation in order to highlight occupational strengths and limitations and to inform the intervention plan moving forward. To work collaboratively with service users to identify OT goals as part of the overall recovery plan. To provide interventions in the manner that is consistent with Trust standards and values. To routinely provide feedback to the MDT regarding observed occupational performance throughout contact, which inform ongoing assessment and therapeutic intervention? To provide support and education to service users and carers regarding aspects of occupational therapy e.g. equipment fitting, rehabilitation programmes. To maintain clinical records using the electronic patient record system. To liaise with carers and other professionals as relevant. To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance. To attend mandatory training. To comply with the RCOT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and Trust policies To review and reflect on your own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal. To maintain a professional portfolio for CPD, recording learning outcomes through participation in internal/external development opportunities. To actively participate in the Band 5 OT and Trust CPD development programmes. To participate in RCOT Band 5 Preceptorship programme.

Car driver essential as a majority of the posts are community based, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

Person Specification Qualifications/Training Essential
  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration (or applied for)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and associated packages.
  • Membership of Professional Body - RCOT
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems/learning disability
  • Training in the use of the Model of Human Occupation in practice areas
Previous Experience/Knowledge Essential
  • Application of the OT process and use of functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Working knowledge of Recovery principles and how these relate to OT
  • Working knowledge of standardised assessment and outcome measures appropriate to area of practice
  • Experience of the application of an OT model in practice
  • Knowledge of key policy, health legislation and guidelines which impact on OT practice
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of leading a range of groups and 1:1 interventions in a health or social care setting
Physical effort Essential
  • Car Driver - ability to drive for extended periods of time

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