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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Forest Lane, Kingsley Green, Radlett
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist who wishes to develop both their clinical and operational skills. You will be joining our General Adolescent Unit based in Forest House, Kingsley Green, where you will have the chance to work as part of a dedicated and forward-thinking MDT, with a passion and drive to improve the lives and wellbeing of our service users.

You will be joining a service of highly skilled and experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Psychologists, Nurses, Support Workers, Dietitian, and Social Workers with support from an outstanding administration team.

We are a supportive and forward-thinking team, with great peer networks and actively promote learning opportunities and professional development in both clinical and leadership fields of work.

We invite and welcome further discussions from anyone keen to apply.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary:To provide highly specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions for the specified service user group, to carry a highly complex caseload as a member of the MDT and to lead in developing the occupational therapy service provision within the setting through audit and evaluation of best practice. To actively link with other local, regional and national services, to advance the evidence base for OT and deepen understanding of its value in your area of practice.

To provide senior OT leadership for a defined geographical and/or practice area.

All staff should comply with the Trusts' Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To manage a caseload of clients with highly complex OT needs, using evidence based/client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in clinic and community settings and on home visits.
  • To provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal
  • To lead in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services, holding responsibility for defined projects where appropriate
  • To regularly supervise OT students on practice placement, following attendance at an approved Fieldwork Educators course.
  • To apply in depth knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and other standardised assessment approaches relevant to the clinical setting.
  • Following specialist assessment, to undertake case formulation in order to highlight occupational strengths and limitations and to inform the intervention plan moving forward.
  • To work collaboratively with service users to identify OT goals as part of the overall recovery plan.
  • To provide interventions in the manner that is consistent with Trust standards and values.
  • To routinely provide detailed feedback to the MDT regarding observed occupational performance throughout contact, which inform ongoing assessment and therapeutic intervention.
  • To provide highly specialist support and education to service users and carers regarding aspects of occupational therapy e.g. equipment fitting, rehabilitation programmes, sensory issues, management of symptoms through activity.
  • To maintain clinical records using the electronic patient record system.
  • To liaise with carers and other professionals as relevant.
  • To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.
  • To attend mandatory training.
  • To comply with the RCOT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and Trust policies
  • To review and reflect on your own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal.
  • To maintain a professional portfolio for CPD, recording learning outcomes through participation in internal/external development opportunities.
  • To actively participate in Trust and OT CPD development programmes and opportunities, as a learner and a facilitator.
  • To actively promote OT through the sharing of clinical expertise and experience through presenting of posters, writing of articles for professional publications, attendance at special interest groups, conferences etc.
  • Be responsible for recruitment and retention of staff

Key Relationships:
  • To work with Occupational Therapists within the service and the wider Trust network.
  • To work with other Multi-Disciplinary Team members
  • To work with service users and carers
  • To work and liaise with other statutory and non-statutory service providers involved in service user care and Treatment.
  • To maintain links with wider regional and national professional groups and networks.
  • To work with team and quadrant managers.
  • To liaise with corporate departments.

  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of clinical post registration training
  • Practice Placement qualification/APPLE accreditation
  • Membership of RCOT, including specialist section
  • Post registration experience in relevant clinical setting/s at a B6 level or above
  • Experience of other specialist Occupational Therapy assessment tools, e.g. AMPS, Pool Activity Levels
  • Highly Specialist knowledge and experience of using and applying the Model of Human Occupation assessment tools, or others appropriate to area.
  • Experience of working with people with learning disability and/or mental health needs in a variety of health and social care settings
Effort and Skills Essential
  • Ability to respond and adjust appropriately to the changing needs of service users
  • Ability to use a range of IT equipment relevant to the role.
  • Appropriate level of fitness to undertake tasks required for the role and to use associated equipment
  • Ability to work flexibily between face to face clinical work and operational tasks, including virtual working.
  • Ability to support both service users and staff during difficult and sensitive situations
  • Ability to concentrate, respond appropriately to interruptions and meet deadlines.

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