Advanced Occupational Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to the promotion of the existing Band 7 Advanced Occupational Therapist (OT) the Humber Centre for Forensic Psychiatry have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate OT to join a dynamic Forensic inpatient Service.

The service is part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Specialist Provider Collaborative supporting the NHS Five Year Forward Plan to ensure integrated care systems are in place. The successful candidate will contribute to the leadership of the service and to help shape future services.

The Humber Centre is an all-male adult environment that offers 5 inpatient areas including medium & low level of security and a step-down community preparation unit to support the recovery of service-users who experience either a Personality Disorder, Psychosis and LD diagnosis. A trauma informed model underpins our service delivery.

The environment is currently undergoing refurbishment to increase the existing therapeutic spaces. In order to promote OT service delivery, there has been an investment in the OT staffing and will require the successful candidate to provide professional and clinical leadership to the OT staff which includes: Specialist OT's (Band 5 & 6) and Rotational OT (Band 5), as well as an Associate Practitioner OT's (Band 4) and Activity Coordinator staff (Band 3).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, provide clinical input and consultation as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team, working alongside a variety of Health professional. Therefore, an advanced working knowledge and clinical expertise of OT Professional Practice model and assessments, with a preference to include the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), Sensory Integration (SI), Occupational Formulation (OF).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of Humber wider OT staff group which has 80+ OT staff and the wider AHP network, which will include access to professional supervision and support from OT / AHP Leads in the Trust.

All Advanced OTs are part of a Professional Network, and the OTs in the forensic services are an integral part of a wider Mental Health Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Group. Training personal and professional development is encouraged by the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, and the wider OT service is also very committed to support undergraduate/postgraduate/ apprentice student education.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started

Job description Job responsibilities

It is essential to the role that the post holder can develop effective relationships with professional colleagues, through multi-disciplinary team working and also with patients/service users.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Leadership qualification/equivalent experience if required
  • Interest in forensic mental health
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area to advanced level of post-graduate diploma or equivalent knowledge /experiential learning
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • A breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held
  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced/expert level
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Care Act etc
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical occupational therapy practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or nationally
  • Advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and audits within identified clinical area.
  • Detailed understanding of all current Mental Health legislation

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