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Senior Practitioner for Occupational Therapy

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Salford
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Ramsgate House Community Mental Health Team are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Practitioner for Occupational Therapy to join our successful, friendly and supportive team.

You would be part of a large and experienced senior team within the CMHT.

Ramsgate House offers great opportunities to continue your career progression with regular supervision, CPD sessions and training. We are passionate about enabling staff to develop and grow as practitioners through CPD funding, AHP specific CPD sessions on a regular basis, a comprehensive leadership prospectus and access to Health Education England funding.

We are focused on staff wellbeing, offering clinical, line management and peer supervision sessions.

Also, monthly team building exercises, reflective practice groups, acupuncture, yoga and mindfulness.

We are a committed integrated service that strives to provide quality recovery-based support to people with severe and enduring mental health related difficulties within the Salford area.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide clinical and professional leadership, supervision, support and consultation to designated occupational therapy staff and MDT staff in the CMHT team, and in line with relevant clinical pathway (functional or dementia) as outlined within the CMHT operational procedure.
  • To support the Directorate Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy, in the operational and strategic development of the occupation therapy service.
  • Undertake liaison and effective working relationships with primary care services, including GP practices and consortia, local community facilities - statutory & non-statutory agencies.
  • To abide by the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Professional Standards for OT Practice, and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards for registration and ensure compliance of others.
  • To maintain own clinical and professional competence through designated ring-fenced client caseload, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and record all interventions, in line with relevant clinical pathway (functional or dementia) as outlined within the CMHT operational procedure.
  • To promote carer involvement in the recovery of service users.
  • To act as duty assessor.
  • Deputise for the CMHT Team Manager and AHP Professional Lead in his/her absence and take on any delegated duties as required.


About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are looking for individuals with experience of working in a Community Mental Health Team and who possesses good leadership skills. Who can provide supervision and professional clinical support to Salfords band 6 Occupational Therapists.

You will need to be an individual who is flexible, creative, committed, and able to adapt positively to change. Can be organised, able to prioritise and works well under pressure.

The post holder be will providing:

Senior leadership to the Ramsgate House Team

Professional leadership to Occupational Therapists based at two other CMHTs and the Early Intervention Team

Providing Occupational Therapist/Care-Coordinator for a small caseload. This has been carefully job planned and time has been ring fenced in order for you to meet these needs.

Regular clinical supervision from the professional Lead for Occupational Therapy will be offered and encouraged and there is also the opportunity to attend and engage in regular bi-monthly Allied Health Professionals CPD meetings.

Also the AHP leads forum in Salford. You will be offered protected time to complete the specific Occupational Therapy leadership and operational tasks of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Masters in Occupational Therapy
Desirable
  • Further training
Experience Essential
  • 1. Experience of working as a qualified OT in a CMHT
  • 2. Detailed knowledge of best practice, legislation, governance and risk management relevant to post
  • 3. Specialist knowledge and application of OT models, assessment and interventions relevant to client group.
  • 4. Knowledge and application of standardised mental health assessments, outcome measures and specialist tools
  • 5. Experience of managing a complex caseload
Leadership Essential
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience providing supervision


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