An opportunity has arisen for an dedicated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit at Blackberry Hill to cover maternity leave. STEPS EDU is a 10 bedded stand alone unit. The Inpatient Unit also works closely with our community team to establish all aspects of a clear pathway for all service users.
The STEPs team is a welcoming and compassionate team.
As an Occupational Therapist on an inpatient unit, you will be responsible for carrying out Occupational assessments and delivering care accordingly, also being a part of delivering therapy to the service users on the unit. This will include meal planning, shopping, cooking, establishing meaningful activities and occupation and vocational support. Also assisting the patient to complete graduated discharge planning and then hand over care the patients OT goals to the community OT.
You should have post-qualification experience or a willingness to join a specialist team and develop skills if newly qualified and be confident at working as an autonomous practitioner. You need to be enthusiastic and interested about working with Eating Disorders and be keen to continue your professional development within this diverse and specialist field of work.
The successful candidate will be provided with excellent training and supervision opportunities. You will receive management supervision from the team manager as well as clinical supervision from an identified supervisor.
Main duties of the job
Completing ADL's assessments for patients on admission and discharge planning,
Contact with families and carers.
Attending MDT meeting, CAP meeting, ward rounds.
1-1 sessions with patients
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
Job description Job responsibilities
To utilise Occupational Therapy specific knowledge to provide the professional contribution within designated Occupational Therapy Services and to assist in the organisation, development, co-ordination and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service in conjunction with senior Occupational Therapy staff and relevant Team/ServiceManager.The post holder will contribute to an environment that works with local services to provide evidence based assessment and delivery of care, using the Model of Human Occupation and within the context of Effective Care Coordination. They will continue with their ownprofessional development and assist with that of junior staff and students. They will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours to ensure that the needs of their clients are met.The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users choice and works along side them and their carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning.
Person Specification Essential and desirable Essential
- Relevant professional OT qualification
- Previous experience in relevant heath setting
- Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
- Experience using both group and individual treatment skills
- Ability to communicate in a variety of settings
- An understanding of Model Of Human Occupation (MOHO)
- Accurate record keeping
- Experience of service development
- Supervision of Staff
- knowledge of mental health act 1983
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