Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Durham
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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As a Specialist occupational therapist in TEWV you will manage a complex caseload independently, assessing occupational performance and delivering specialist occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values at all times and operating as a leader in the team, service and organisation

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, triaging and prioritising these, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self care, productivity and leisure.
  • to use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
  • To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
  • To contribute to and lead on service improvement and quality initiatives
  • To use the Trust electronic patient record system
  • To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
  • To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges


About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic full time Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our team. The Durham & Darlington CAMHS Crisis/IHT team is based within CAMHS, covering the Co Durham area and is located at Lanchester Road Hospital in Durham.

The multi-disciplinary team works with young people up to the age of 18 and their families to deliver focussed time-limited interventions to alleviate a mental health crisis.

We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with young people and their families.

You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in CAMHS in TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached job description.

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to the wider CAMHS Needs Based Groupings pathways, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, in the community CAMHS Crisis and IHT team.

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with young people experiencing a mental health crisis as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the relevant Lead OT. The postholder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
Desirable
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator (APPLE)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience in Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • Experience of supervising students on placement
  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance activities
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
Desirable
  • Day to day supervision of staff
Knowledge Essential
  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Legal aspects of Moving and Handling
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Significant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
  • Significant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area
  • Research and development methodology.
  • Knowledge of the Trust's Quality Improvement System (or willingness to learn in agreed timescale)
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Solve complex clinical problems
  • Record keeping and report writing
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
  • Delegate tasks appropriately
  • Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
  • Breakaway techniques (within agreed timescale)
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently as appropriate to the band
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Committed to promoting a positive image of the Occupational Therapy Service.
  • Self aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision
Other Requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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