Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bedford
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Per Annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Dont miss this opportunity to become our next Band 7 occupational therapist, working in a mental health service that will support you to develop your clinical leadership skills and rise to new challenges, in a Trust that has been rated outstanding three times!

Due to service reconfiguration, the Luton and Bedfordshire Occupational Therapy service are seeking a Band 7 OT for the Central Bedfordshire Community Mental Health Teams, based at Ampthill CMHT, Meadow Lodge, Froghall Road, Steppingly, MK45 1AB.

Main duties of the job

To use advanced clinical reasoning to assess how client's mental health difficulties impact upon their occupational areas and performance. To apply specialist clinical knowledge and skills to carry out occupational/vocational assessments and one-to-one and group interventions To undertake specialist assessment of daily living skills to ascertain level of functional ability, risk factors, level of support / accommodation needs in order to aid discharge planning / community care plans / OT evidence based interventions To independently assess client's mental state and identify any significant risk factors, both in general and pertaining to community integration with support from senior staff. To promote the empowerment and education of clients in relation to their holistic health. This focuses on social inclusion, health promotion and relapse prevention. To define and prioritise needs of clients using a needs led, client centred approach.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations



Job description Job responsibilities

Please could you kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education/Training Essential
  • . Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • . State Registration
  • . Fieldwork educator training
  • . Experience of CPD and role development activities
  • . Full car driving licence
Experienece Essential
  • . Post qualification experience in a clinical mental health setting: and/or demonstrable experience highly related to the clinical field
  • . Evidence of service development activities
  • . Experience of clinical effectiveness activity
  • . Experience of working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team
  • . Experience of managing own caseload
  • . Experience of individual and group work
  • . Experience of staff supervision
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • . Knowledge of applied social, health and medical sciences including psychology, anatomy, physiology and sociology.
  • . Knowledge of how mental health difficulties impact upon occupational functioning and performance
  • . Knowledge of Equal Opportunities and confidentiality
  • . Model of Human Occupation and its practical application in the clinical field
  • . Skills in devising and implementing strategies to improve and monitor quality
  • . Knowledge of current legislation, policies and guidelines relevant to adult mental health


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