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Occupational Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a newly/recently qualified Occupational Therapist, to join a vibrant integrated health and social care Community Mental Health Team. This is a development role, whereby the successful applicant will receive a period of preceptorship and support to develop knowledge and skills to transition into a band 6 role within 12 to 24 months. This will be dependent upon a successful probationary period.

The successful candidate will be required primarily to fulfil the role of an Occupational Therapist within the North Trafford CMHT multidisciplinary team, based at Crossgate House in Sale.As a band 5 they will be managing a caseload of adults with mental health and physical needs undertaking Occupational therapy assessments and interventions under the guidance of the teams band 6 occupational therapist. Throughout this period learning opportunities will be provided to facilitate progression to band 6.

Main duties of the job

  • Under the line management and clinical supervision from within the CMHT , the post holder will manage a defined caseload of adults presenting with complex mental health and physical needs, using evidence based/person centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, for service users living in the community within the framework of CPA, and in line with relevant mental health and complex physical clinical pathway as outlined within the CMHT operational procedure.
  • To assist with the direction, supervision and support of support staff within the team and the training of Occupational Therapy Students as required.
  • This is a new preceptorship role within a team and would be suitable for candidates hoping to develop their clinical skills within community mental health teams

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

On transition to a band 6 they will also fulfil a Care Coordination role, responsible for managing a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs and associated social care issues.

Risk assessment and risk management are essential aspects of this role. As a band 6 they will be expected to participate in providing quality first line psychosocial assessments as part of GMMHs Functional CMHTs duty role when necessary and work proactively in forging professional working relationships with multi-agencies. There is an expectation to work weekends /BHs as part of GMMHs Acute Care Pathway provision of care on a rota basis.

The successful applicant will be welcomed into a supportive, creative and motivated multidisciplinary team that has a strong respect for and commitment to Occupational Therapy and practice development. They will receive regular professional, clinical and managerial supervision and developmental appraisal thus enhancing current practice and future career prospects.There are regular Allied Health Professional Continued Professional Development Days and opportunities to actively contribute to and influence the development of the Occupational Therapy Service.

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional OT qualification
  • Up to date HPC Professional Registration (to be maintained)
Skills Essential
  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Ability to formulate relevant reports
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Accurate Record keeping
  • Flexible approach/ creative thinking
  • Mentorship skills
  • Effective leadership qualities
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to network and influence decision making
  • Team Building skills
  • Delegation and coordination
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience in relevant health settings
  • Effective team working within a multi-agency framework
  • Experience using both group and individual treatment skills
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • Evidence based and experience of reflective practice
  • Experience working with carers/relatives
  • Supervision of staff
  • Experience of service development
  • Audit and research practices relevant to clinical area
Knowledge Essential
  • Recovery Model of Care
  • Model of Human Occupation
  • Safe Guarding Children
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Effective Care Coordination
  • Up to date clinical knowledge relevant to the care environment
  • Able to discuss/explain OT role
  • Awareness of own strengths and limitations (2)
  • Understanding of the wider range of statutory and non-statutory services
  • Risk management training
  • Relevant national policies and guidance
  • Vulnerable adults guidelines
other Essential
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Good time management
  • Core values of the Organisation
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times

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