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Inpatient Therapies Lead

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
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We have an exciting 12 month secondment opportunity within the Enfield Mental Health division for Older People's (MHSOP) Inpatient Therapies Team. We are looking to recruit an experienced Occupational Therapist, Band 7, full time, to lead our Inpatient Therapies Team. We have established a mix of therapies to support our provision of care to the older people on our three inpatient wards. These consist of an Acute Assessment, Treatment ward and a specialist Dementia Assessment ward with patients from all 3 boroughs. . If you are dynamic and think you have got what it takes to work in a fast paced environment with the opportunity to use your creativity please apply as soon as possible. An informal visit is recommended.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for managing our therapy staff which includes OT's, Music Therapists, Art Therapist and Technical Instructors (TI's). The service seeks to provide tailored therapeutic input and groups/1:1's for our inpatient population as well as a robust OT service that supports patient's safe and appropriate discharge back into the community. You will be based on The Oaks ward at Chase Farm Hospital

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please can you refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Professional Therapy qualification at degree level or above
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD/Reflective practice in application to clinical setting
  • Minimum 5 years relevant clinical postgraduate experience in professional field, including experience of working with older people with mental health and physical health problems
  • Experience of planning and running a range of therapeutic groups
  • Experience of carrying out functional assessments
  • Experience of supervising staff and/or students
  • Up to date knowledge of developments in older adult mental health, to inform clinical decisions, and best practice for self and supervisees
  • Effective written communication skills to include assessment and treatment documentation and formal clinical reports for MD team and outside agencies
  • Effective caseload and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise and problem solve
  • Ability to carry out detailed functional assessments
  • Able to use a range of treatment skills and to apply these to either group or individual work.
  • Ability to provide clear clinical reasoning for interventions
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Commitment to patient and carer involvement

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