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Occupational Therapist/Care Co-Ordinator

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Brierley Hill
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our supportive and dynamic Community Recovery Service North Dudley.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to the continual development and improvement of patientcare. We work with working age adultswith complex mental health needs. Our focus is on recovery andyour role will be instrumental in this.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work with a variety of service users withinthe communityusing specialist assessments and interventions. We currently use the Model of Human Occupationwithin the OT service. You will be expectedto complete assessments and provide treatment on an individualand groupbasis.

You will be responsible for your own caseload, of people who have occupational therapy needs for whom you will be the care coordinator. This involves working with the multi-disciplinary team, other agencies and community services. Empowering patients to promote their own recovery and working towards their goals using your excellent assessment skills and the ability to plan, implement and evaluate care in a MDT setting.

You will need to effectively manage your caseload and be flexible and adaptable to respond to the needs of the service. You will be working under the guidance of a band 7 OT, who will provide you with regular clinical and professional supervision.

You will be expected to provide practice placements for Occupational Therapy studentswithin the trust, as part of the trust wide placement expansion project.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Job description Job responsibilities

BCH NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the region we provide:
  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

We employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someones life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications/Experience/Knowledge/Skills/Other/Trust Behaviours Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent)
  • HCPC Registration Degree
  • Evidence of post registration relevant to Mental Health practice
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with service users who have multiple and complex mental health needs
  • Experience of using Model of Human Occupation and case formulation
  • IT skills
  • Highly developed written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Knowledge of confidentiality and consent
  • Knowledge of current national legislation, policies and guidelines relevant to the area
  • Knowledge of equal opportunities, equality and diversity
  • Experience of evualuating interventions in the contet of evidence based practice
  • Ability to carry a case load of service users with complex and diverse needs in a mental health setting
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural context
  • Experience of supervision
  • Ability to contribute to service change and development
  • Ability to write specialist reports
  • Ability to carry out clinical audit
  • Ability to implement strategies to improve service effectiveness
  • Ability to adapt own practice to service requirements
  • Ability to monitor work area and practices to maintain a healthy safe and secure environment
  • Ability to identify and assess potential risks
  • Commitment to client- centred, non-discriminatory and recovery focused practice
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Ability to deal with conflict and resolve difficulties
  • Commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic/motivated
  • Flexible in approach
  • Good negotiator
  • Be compassionate, empathetic and caring to everyone
  • Enable yourself and others to act with confidence and authority in order to achieve the best outcome for everyone
  • Work with others. Be inclusive by understanding and valuing others to achieve the best results for everyone and everything we do
  • Act with transparency and honesty; respect and value others to do the right thing at the right time for everyone.
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance and its application
  • Experience of delivering presentations
  • Post Graduate clinical experience related to clinical fields
  • Post registration research
  • Membership of BAOT and Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Specialist Section - Mental Health
  • Car driver

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