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Occupational Therapist - Complex Needs Service - Droitwich

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Part Time
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The Complex Needs Service (CNS) supports patients diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder using the Structured Clinical Management framework. This is a specialist role, working as part of a well-resourced close-knit team where your contributions will play a significant part in a persons recovery.

Your role as an occupational therapist will be one element in a structured treatment package. You will work alongside the team which comprises psychologists, a social worker, consultant medical psychotherapist and peer support workers. The team also has two occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) whom you will work closely with.

Your responsibilities will be the planning of, overseeing implementation of, and evaluation of occupational therapy interventions. You will triage patients that enter the CNS caseload and then assess and case-manage the occupational therapy input for those that have the highest occupational needs. This is a 10-12 month fixed term contract.

Main duties of the job

  • You will work one day a week, 9am-5pm, excluding bank holidays, from NHS community bases. At interview we will explore your preferred working day.
  • You will oversee the occupational therapy (OT) input that is delivered to patients on the CNS caseload, providing case management, from assessment through to evaluation.
  • You will complete initial assessments and develop care plans.
  • You will work with a team of OTAs. You will hold overall responsibility for the OT caseload. The OTAs see patients weekly for 1-1 sessions and implement the care plans that you develop.
  • You will undertake regular reviews with both patient and OTA present, to manage barriers, shape the care plan, and indicate care plan completion.
  • You will use MOHO tools.
  • All patients are invited to two OT-led optional groups delivered by the OTAs. You will have opportunity to attend and will play a key role in the groups ongoing development.
  • You will have regular Clinical and Management supervision.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions; these interventions will be underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO).
  • Provide leadership for junior staff.
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy Services, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust Occupational Therapy Service.
  • Promote awareness of the specialist role of occupational therapy within the team, negotiating priorities where appropriate
  • Ensure that up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust standards and provide specialist occupational therapy records relevant to practice setting.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/degree in OT
  • Practice Placement qualification within one year of appointment
  • Postgraduate training relevant to mental health
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post.
Experience Essential
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Significant post registration experience including experience within mental health
  • Minimum 1 year within/related specialty
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of a range of mental health settings.
  • Supervision of junior staff and students
  • Leadership and first line management experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of occupational therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group.
  • Understanding of occupational therapy outcome measures
  • Knowledge and application of standardised assessments
  • Working knowledge and experience of the application of the Model of Human Occupation (provide text here)

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