Occupational Therapist

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Peterborough
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Occupational Therapy Team at the Cavell Centre have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team in adult inpatient mental health care.

We are continuing with our goal of the Cavell Centre Occupational Therapy Team becoming an outstanding area of mental health Occupational Therapy provision. So, there has never been a better time to apply to join our enthusiastic, positive, motivated, high quality, knowledgeable and caring team.

Any candidate must share our collective team values of the provision of high-quality person-centred and evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Following the principles of personal recovery, unconditional positive regard for our patients and person-centred care is absolutely essential for this post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will apply a level of understanding of sensory strategies, vocation, reablement goals and functional assessments. This is used to provide specialist assessments and targeted interventions to support the service user to engage in meaningful activity and increase function, skill, enjoyment and well-being, through group and 1:1 sessions.

This post will include providing specialist support, knowledge and advice to inpatient and community team members who have identified a service user's needs.

As part of the Occupational Therapy team, the post holder will deliver an Occupational Therapy service following a referral pathway process. This will be providing specialist Occupational Therapy interventions underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and the principles of recovery, enablement, compassionate care, optimism, hope and unconditional positive regard.

The post holder will work collaboratively with all disciplines as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assure a high standard of care for patient/clients and their relatives/carers, under supervision of a Senior Occupational Therapist.

The post holder will apply a level of understanding of the impact of acute mental health difficulties on occupational performance and provide supportive information on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the service user's social and physical environment.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • The post holder will provide Occupational Therapy interventions underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation and the principles of recovery and enablement.
  • The Occupational Therapist will work under the supervision of their Senior Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner.
  • To collaborate as part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide Occupational Therapy assessment, intervention, reports and recommendations.
  • The post holder will apply a level of understanding of the effects of acute mental health difficulties on occupational performance and provide supportive information on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the service users social and physical environment.
  • The post holder will work collaboratively with service users to promote access to vocational opportunities.
  • The post holder will ensure that all modification to intervention plans will involve the service user and where appropriate the carer; collaboratively identifying, pursuing and reviewing goals in the context of care planning.
  • The post holder will plan and implement individual and/or group interventions collaboratively, to enable service users to achieve valued goals and satisfactory occupational performance outcomes.
  • The post holder will work with service users with mental health and social needs, in an acute phase of distress.
  • The post holder will promote equality of outcome for service users that reflect their mental health needs and those of ethnicity, gender, culture, physical health and age.
  • The post holder will promote social inclusion and physical and mental well-being using evidence-based practice.


Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Minimum Bachelor level equivalent training in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC Professional Registration as an Occupational Therapist.
Desirable
  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
Experience Essential
  • Clinical placement relating to Mental Health.
  • Understanding of the needs of people in acute mental health crisis.
  • Working as part of a team.
Desirable
  • Liaison and support work with carers and families.
  • Working with people with a range of mental health problems.
  • Experience of supervising others.
Skills/Abilities Essential
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • To record information clearly and accurately
  • Clear communication skills both written and verbal
  • To cope with the pressure of working in intensive environment
  • Ability to participate in risk assessments and implementation of management plans.
Desirable
  • Extensive experience of Group and individual working with people with a mental health condition
  • Knowledge of additional occupational therapy models appropriate to setting (MOCA)
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Motivated towards personal and professional development
  • Able to make professional relationships with wider MDT on wards and in community services
  • May involve activity such as sport, related to goals of the individual being worked with


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310-ASMH-4407490
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