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Occupational Therapist - Redditch Neighbourhood Mental Health Service

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Worcestershire Localities within the new Neighbourhood Community Mental Health Teams (NMHT).

An exciting opportunity for either an experienced OT or someone wishing to develop their career. As enthusiastic OT you will lead practice development and will be supported within the team by both the clinical and leadership structure.

Contributing to the delivery of our services, facilitating group interventions and working with individuals on improving the functioning in their lives, as a key member of our MDT across the Primary Care Networks ensuring our patients receive expert care focused on recovery.

The post is for 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday, although we would consider applications for 22.5 hours a week over 3 days. We also allow flexibility for hybrid working if clinically possible.

Are you passionate and looking to be part of OT provision within the NMHT then we would welcome your application.

Main duties of the job

You would be working as part of a well-established and supportive Occupational Therapy team. All our OTs complete specific and Specialist Occupational Therapy Roles as part of the MDT. The role involves being

  • Part of the OT provisionSupervised and supported by OTs
  • Part of an MDT that values and respects OT
  • Able to use your initiative and creative skills
  • Developing knowledge and application of the Model of Human Occupation and other specialist assessmentsThe ability to communicate effectively
  • Working flexibly to provide the service delivery need across the county
  • Being an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker to become part of the team
  • An ability to work autonomously to manage your own case load
  • An ability to problem solve and manage time effectively
  • Experience of working with this user group in community settings.
  • Attending weekly MDT meetings, participate in professionals meetings, signpost to adjunct services depending on patient need.


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

  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism
  • Use initiative and take responsibility for the quality of your work and the service you provide
  • 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). To commission services where required
  • Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT Services, within a designated area / team, holding responsibility for defined projects
  • Provide outcomes for the service and service users by using agreed tools/assessments underpinned by MOHO
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust OT Service
  • Regularly supervise OT students


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

Person Specification Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge and application of occupational therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group.
  • Knowledge / experience of audit procedures
  • Understanding of occupational therapy outcome measures
  • Detailed knowledge of mental health legislation and current practice
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application
Desirable
  • Working knowledge and experience of the application of the Model of Human Occupation
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy models of practice
Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma / degree in OT
  • Practice Placement qualification within one year of appointment
  • Postgraduate training relevant to mental health
  • Full current UK professional registration
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Supervisory / appraisal skills
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
Desirable
  • Experience of a range of mental health settings.
  • Supervision of junior staff and students
  • Leadership and first line management experience


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