An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Occupational Therapist to join our growing team at the accredited Specialist Memory Service (SMS) in Milton Keynes. SMS provides early identification, assessment, diagnosis and support to clients who have dementia and their carers/families. The main responsibilities of this post will include assessment and diagnosis of dementia, working with clients and their carers/family post diagnosis and collaborating with the planning and facilitation of the group program at SMS.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for someone who is dynamic and motivated who can work autonomously and as part of the team to continue to provide and develop the existing service. You will be responsible to the team manager and receive supervision from a clinical psychologist.
We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.
Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.
With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.
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Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will be part of the assessment arm of the team and will provide specialist assessment under the supervision of a clinical psychologist. The post holder will also provide both group and 1-1 evidenced based interventions to service users with dementia and their support networks.
The post holder will be expected to complete comprehensive written reports and all other relevant documentation in a timely manner. The post holder will hold a caseload under the supervision of a senior team member. The post holder will be expected to be involved in the in-house CPD programme as well as any teaching and training required.
The post holder will support the team in co-ordinating the provision of post diagnostic interventions, including service evaluation and audit. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.
For further information about this post please see attached job description
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Undergraduate qualification in Occupational Therapy
- HPCP Registered
- Post Graduate Qualification in Occupational Therapy
- Demonstrable experience of direct work with people with mental ill health difficulties.
- Experience of working with older people.
- Experience of working with people living with dementia/ carers of people living with dementia.
- Experience of facilitating evidence-based psycho-social interventions (group or individual
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological assessment and intervention for people with dementia
- Knowledge of legislation and NICE guidance in relation to the client group and mental health.
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