Occupational Therapist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you about to qualify as an Occupational Therapist, or are you already qualified and looking for an exciting challenge? Do you have what it takes to drive forward this new role within our service? Are you committed to providing outstanding patient care?

This is a really exciting opportunity to become a part of a growing Occupational Therapy Service within a new Dementia Centre of Excellence in Worthing. You will be joining a team of experienced dementia Occupational Therapists, working as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team which cares for patients with dementia presenting with complex needs.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

This post might become part of a rotation post with Sussex Community Trust, as per ongoing discussions.

Main duties of the job

The newly opened unit places a strong emphasis on the delivery of high quality, evidence based and person centred care with a focus on safety and wellbeing and recovery. Patients and their family and friend carers are always encouraged to take a full and active part in their treatment during their stay with us.

This is a varied role that will offer you the opportunity to manage a complex caseload and provide specialist assessment and tailored Occupational Therapy interventions. Within this role you will also develop leadership and supervision skills within a cutting edge environment which has been specifically designed to support patients with advanced dementia. We are looking for individuals who are dynamic, compassionate, good communicators and who are able to demonstrate a holistic and person centred approach to their work.

About us

We are proud of the specialist mental health and learning disability services we deliver in the South East of England and are lucky to do what we do in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. You're never far from the coast or an area of outstanding natural beauty. We know that location plays a huge part in work life balance.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain, come and help us to achieve outstanding all round!

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for holding a caseload of up to 10 patients who are presenting with a complex dementia presentation.

The OT is a crucial part of the MDT, contributing to meetings, ongoing care interventions and liaison with family / carers.

There is an opportunity to provide supervision to activity staff, students and peer support to colleagues on the unit. The OT is integral to planning and running the wards activity programme alongside the wards activity worker.

Please see attached for the detailed job description.

Person Specification Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience running groups/activities

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