An exciting opportunity has arisen within our male forensic inpatient mental health service for an experienced and motived Occupational Therapist to join a dynamic and innovative Occupational Therapy and wider multi-disciplinary team. The post will be based on Ward 2 at the Newsam Centre, which is a low secure, male assessment and treatment ward. The Newsam Centre has a wealth of resources, including a range of therapy rooms, to support the work of the Occupational Therapy team. The post is advertised for 37.5 hours per week.
We are looking for an individual who is:
- Enthusiastic about occupation and its role in mental health.
- Passionate about working within a forensic service.
- Able and willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work within the multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment, treatment and support discharge planning. LYPFT utilises the Model of Human Occupation framework to inform the overall assessment and formulate recovery plans for service users. Effective MDT clinical leadership drives the service and aspires to equip clinicians with a versatile and comprehensive skillset to provide compassionate and therapeutic care. The role of occupation is recognised and valued on the ward. The assessments and interventions provided by Occupational Therapists, on both a group and individual basis, are an important part of our therapeutic offer. You will bring your knowledge, skills and experience to plan and support effective transfers to the community. Successful candidates will be offered structured supervision, appraisal and opportunities for professional development within the workplace.
We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.
Job description Job responsibilities
- To utilise your core Occupational Therapy skills in providing a high quality of Occupational Therapy mental health treatment.
- To work within a clear Occupational Therapy pathway facilitating screening assessment, needs analysis/prioritisation, treatment planning and facilitating interventions.
- To be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment for defined service users.
- To participate in assessments of care, which lead to the development of detailed and relevant care plans, to enhance/maintain the quality of life and independence of service users.
- To utilise effective systems for assessing, managing and minimising clinical risk.
- To effectively and efficiently manage a daily caseload and engage in supervision with a senior practitioner.
- To positively participate in and assist other staff in the implementation of personal development plans and complete/promote mandatory training.
- To maintain clear links with your professions structures and your professions lead within the Trust.
- To support the professions development and modernisation and the adherence to your professions standards and codes of practice.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Relevant core professional qualification that is essential for the post - e.g. BSc/Dip/MSc OT.
- Experience of working with mental health.
- Knowledge and understanding of the difficulties experienced by people with mental health illness
- Understanding of risk management.
- Clear understanding of the occupational therapy role within a mental health setting.
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