Senior Occupational Therapist - Older Adult Crisis Team

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Older Adult In-reach and Home Treatment Team is seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate individual to join us in Derbyshire.

The team base is at Albany House, situated within the picturesque grounds of Kingsway Hospital, with close links to the A38 and M1.

The candidate will be required to work 9-5, across Monday-Friday each week.

This service works with Older Adults (age 65+) who are experiencing a crisis in relation to a functional mental health condition.

The primary goal of the IRHTT is to support service users within the community (both in their own homes and in 24 hour care), to prevent hospital admission where possible.

In addition, the IRHTT regularly attends in-patient wards to work with service users who are close to discharge, to reduce their length of stay in hospital.

Main duties of the job

You must have a full UK Driving License and the means to travel around the community.

Assess patients for Occupational Therapy needs, formulate and deliver person centred care relating to this

Supervise and guide the team Occupational Therapy Assistant in implementing OT care plans

You will be able to make complex decisions, lead a shift, cover duty, formulate detailed assessments and person-centred care plans to assist in the prevention of hospital admissions.

Comprehensive risk assessing and care planning.

Experience of working with functional mental health illness is essential.

The successful applicant will work within a supportive MDT.

Professional development, learning, supervision, wider support and training is provided.

The service operates 7 days per week, 365 days a year. The working hours are 9am-5pm. The post holder will be expected to work some weekends and bank holidays.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account
  • To lead and co ordinate a shift
  • Triage referrals
  • To carry out assessments
  • To complete complex reviews
  • Attend CAS meetings and work closely with other professionals
  • Supervise junior staff and students
  • Complete risk assessments and person centred care plans
  • Attend inpatient wards for in-reach work to facilitate early discharges
  • Post holder must have a full UK driving license and the means to travel around the catchment area

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • 1 year post qualification experience working with functional mental illness
  • HCPC registration or equivalent qualification
  • Community experience
  • Experience working with Older Adults
qualification Essential
  • Mentorship/SSSA trained or willing to undertake this
  • Supervision trained
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of MHA/Capacity act/Legal frameworks
  • UK Driving license and has vehicle to use for work purposes
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Evidence of effective risk management working
  • Good IT skills/ knowledge of computer systems.

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