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Specialist Occupational Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you interested in working in an inpatient mental health setting and taking on a leadership role with a well-established OT Service and MDT? If so, we have the post for you! A brilliant opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Occupational Therapist to join our acute mental health service within Luton and Bedfordshire.

We are a dynamic and forward thinking team that actively encourages and supports professional and service development. This post involves providing clinical leadership to the inpatient OT service and supporting the Head OT with the daily running of services. Candidates would need to demonstrate sound clinical and leadership skills, work autonomously as well as part of a team and have good workload management skills.

This posts time is primarily allocated to one ward for three days per week; working closely with an occupational therapy assistant, delivering specialist one-to-one assessments and interventions drawn from the Model of Human Occupation, working with the wider MDT and liaising with recovery services. The additional two days a week allocated to professional management of the inpatient OT team and taking on a leadership role within the service, deputising for the Head OT as needed, and to actively contribute to service development.

Main duties of the job

Regular managerial and professional supervision will be provided. We actively encourage personalized training opportunities through the appraisal process as well as offer monthly opportunities to participate in service-wide CPD events and banded Development programs.

About us

Benefits of working for the Trust include a Holiday of a Lifetime Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Child care vouchers, Relocation Packages and Wellbeing sessions.

If you have the skills detailed above and wish to work with a supportive team who strive to achieve high standards, please do contact us for further information or to arrange a visit.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide an Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment and treatment service to clients admitted to acute inpatient unit (6 sessions).
  • To co-ordinate with other members of the multi-disciplinary and OT team and provide clinical supervision as required.
  • To take a lead in service and staff development within the adult acute inpatient OT mental health service and to take a lead on developing links with community resources (4 sessions).

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • oDiploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • oState Registration
  • oMember of the British Association of Occupational Therapy
  • oFieldwork educator training
  • oExperience of CPD and role development activities
Experience Essential
  • oAt least three years post qualification in clinical mental health setting: and or demonstrable experience highly related to the clinical field.
  • oEvidence of service development activities
  • oExperience of working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team
  • oExperience of managing own caseload
  • oExperience of individual and group work
  • oExperience of clinical effectiveness activity
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oKnowledge of applied social, health and medical sciences including psychology, anatomy, physiology and sociology.
  • oKnowledge of how mental health difficulties impact upon occupational functioning and performance.
  • oKnowledge of Equal Opportunities and confidentiality
  • oKnowledge of current legislation, policies and guidelines relevant to adult acute mental health
  • oWorking knowledge of clinical effectiveness and its application within an adult inpatient mental health setting
  • oSpecialist clinical skills to carry out OT interventions: remedial training, cognitive behavioural interventions, psychosocial and psycho-educational interventions
  • oSpecialist clinical skills to carry out OT interventions: therapeutic and activity based interventions

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