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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year p.a inc.
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 7 Occupational Therapist (OT) to work in our Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder and Trauma (ADAPT) service, based in Woolwich. The post offers the opportunity to develop your clinical leadership skills, by supporting the team manager with quality improvement initiatives and clinical leadership roles, You will be expected to develop and review the occupational therapy services across the ADAPT pathway, ensuring the occupational needs of the service users are addressed and the Occupational Therapists are delivering a consistent service across our ADAPT service line (two teams).

Your clinical role will be embedded in the ADAPT East team where you will be responsible for carrying out skilled assessments and delivering interventions across occupational domains. You will also be required to take on the role of care co-ordination for a small group of complex service users.

You will need to be committed to a service user focus and creative in finding ways to help people develop and achieve personal goals. You will also contribute to delivering group interventions as required.

You will work alongside OT and multi-disciplinary colleagues, as well as a range of other agencies. You will also be responsible for providing supervision for staff within the team, contributing to the management of the referral system and assisting the team manager with quality improvement and other specific clinical tasks.

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the Care Co-ordination of a small, specified caseload, within the Anxiety, Depression, Affective Disorders, Personality Disorders and Trauma (ADAPT) team. The postholder will also work closely with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), offering specialist occupational performance assessments and interventions, utilising a wide range of skills and experience to promote social inclusion opportunities. As the Clinical Specialist OT you will also contribute and consult on step down planning and facilitate transfer to primary care services wherever possible. In addition, you will support the ADAPT service manager with quality improvement initiatives across the Greenwich ADAPT service line, provide clinical supervision and undertake specific clinical tasks, as required.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

We're Kind

We're Fair

We Listen

We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To manage a clinical caseload
  • To work as a member of the MDT
  • To lead on the development of evidence-based OT practice
  • To provide OT specific assessment & interventions via groups & individual work related to:

-Self care


  • To Care co-ordinate a small generic caseload. Maximum percentage of role as care co-ordinator is 30%.
  • To lead on service development
  • To lead/participate in research/audit activities
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans
  • To provide specialist OT advice to the MDT
  • To work independently without direct supervision
  • To be an OT specialist and have in-depth knowledge of OT assessment & interventions for the client group
  • To provide clinical support and leadership for junior staff, and OT students on fieldwork placement
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust wide OT service
  • To undertake identified generic responsibilities for an agreed percentage of time
  • To follow an agreed Job Plan
  • To work with clients who have complex needs and challenging behaviour
  • To adhere to Trusts requirements for management of violence training relevant to clinical area

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 6 years experience working as an Occupational Therapist
Skills Essential
  • oExtensive clinical experience including individual and group work reflecting social inclusion
Knowledge Essential
  • further post-graduate training + extensive relevant experience + evidence of CPD
Experience Essential
  • Experienced clinical supervisor and practice placement educator

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