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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Kidderminster
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro rata for part time
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Would you be interested in an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, motivated team that has an open and supportive culture?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within our Older Adult Mental Health Service to work with patients with functional and organic mental health needs and their carers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and motivated OT with experience working in a community mental health-based setting and formulating creative and imaginative treatment plans for patients.

You will be part of an integrated team consisting of one other Occupational Therapist, Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Medics, Mental Health Nurses, a Clinical Psychologist, Support Workers, an Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Admin staff. You will also be supported by the Team Manager who offers a robust supervision and appraisal process.

The core working hours for our team are Monday to Friday 9-5 and we are willing to consider full time/ part time hours working with a minimum of 30 hours required to fulfil the role.

We are a supportive team who regularly welcome students and the service has developed a range of therapeutic interventions which have a Solution Focused approach at the core of our offer.

In addition, we offer continuing professional development opportunities including in-house training. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

You will have a caseload of patients with functional and organic mental health conditions who you will manage from assessment to discharge.

Attend MDT meetings weekly to discuss allocations and complex cases

You will be part of an integrated team consisting of one other Occupational Therapist, Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Medics, Mental Health Nurses, a Clinical Psychologist, Support Workers, an Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Admin staff. You will also be supported by the Team Manager who offers a robust supervision and appraisal process.

You will develop the skills to undertake holistic assessment of patients and develop individual care plans and risk assessments with the patient.

The Older Adult Mental Health service is comprised of several specialist teams, you will work with our Inpatient wards and Hospital at Home Team to meet the needs of more acutely unwell patients.

Opportunities to get involved with the Carer’s group and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Group

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism
  • Work as part of the Multidisciplinary team across a range of clinical pathways
  • Manage a caseload of patients with complex needs, using evidence based / patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • Work with patients to identify therapeutic goals as part of the overall recovery focussed care plan, using specialist mental health and occupational therapy assessment tools
  • Plan and implement patient centred individual and/or group interventions using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • Maintain robust communication with patients, carers and other local agencies. Maintain accurate timely clinical records.
  • Support patients and carers to achieve agreed outcomes and goals utilising the recovery model.
  • Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.


For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/degree in OT with HCPC Registration
  • Postgraduate level training/experience relevant to mental health
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of interventions relevant to patient group
  • Knowledge of Person Centre Care
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment
  • Multi-disciplinary team working
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience including experience within mental health
  • Minimum 1 year within / related specialty
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


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798-C9798-3153
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