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Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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As an Occupational Therapist in TEWV you will be professionally accountable for own caseload , assessing occupational performance and delivering occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values at all times and operating as a member of the team, service and organisation.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for receiving referrals for occupational therapy, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
  • To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
  • To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
  • To contribute to service improvement and quality initiatives
  • To use the Trust electronic patient record system
  • To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
  • To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic B5 Occupational Therapist on the ward.

Wold View is an 18-bedded inpatient unit based at Foss Park Hospital in York for older adults with organic illnesses

The multi-disciplinary team works with older people and their families to deliver high quality occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly to meet the service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to working with older people and families. Consideration will be given to flexible working requests

You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in North Yorkshire MHSOP in TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising occupational therapist or Lead occupational therapist (depending on banding) for North Yorkshire MHSOPfor the Trust. The post holder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with young people and adults with psychosis as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.

They must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.

Additional contact details

Claire MacDiarmid Ward Manager

01904 461130

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Have completed Preceptorship programme or willing to undertake the Preceptorship Programme and Competency Framework
  • Completed Practice Placement Educator Training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a variety of occupational therapy practice areas whilst on student placements and during preceptorship
  • Experience of working with service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience presenting to groups
  • Experience of supervising students on placement
Knowledge Essential
  • Professional Code of Conduct, standards and application to practice
  • Understanding of the needs and difficulties of service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Evidence based practice in mental health or learning disabilities and knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Understanding of the needs of individuals from diverse social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its Page 9 of 12 application in practice.
  • Assessments MOHOST, OSA, AMPS
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice.
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
  • Good observational skills and ability to describe such observations verbally and in writing.
  • Record keeping and report writing.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to lead therapy group sessions
  • Ability to deliver effective teaching and training sessions
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Self aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and accept and respond positively to feedback
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of the Occupational Therapy Service.
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently as appropriate to the band
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • Able to work in accordance with the Trust Values and Behaviours

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