Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Following significant investment into the Community Mental Health Rehabilitation team an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Occupational therapist to join the team.

Occupational therapy will be provided as a deliverable intervention which aims to support users in personally meaningful recovery of ordinary lives and daily occupation/s. A commitment to assessment of occupational need and a clear understanding of the therapeutic use and benefits of occupation based intervention is essential.

The B6 Occupational Therapist will work as part of the Team's multi-disciplinary team who are committed to collaborative working, and focusing on the provision of high quality evidence based services to individuals or groups.

Joint working with colleagues is encouraged, particularly as relates to grading discharge and providing continuity of intervention.

The post holder will be offer varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Clinical/professional supervision will be provided by the lead occupational therapist.

This post will cover Maternity leave for 1 year. Following the maternity leave cover, the post holder will remain within AMH services in the locality.

Main duties of the job

To develop and implement occupational therapy treatment plans and provide advice to service users with diverse presentations and complex needs to enable them to maintain, restore or create a balance between their abilities and the demands of their occupation and environment in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. Service users have a range of mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities.

Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of service users are maintained at all times and that care is delivered in accordance with evidence based practice by all staff for whom the post holder has designated responsibility.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing clinical leadership and specialist clinical advice on more complex cases.

To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities.

To promote at all times a positive image of the Occupational Therapy Service and the wider Trust.

About us

Working for Tees, Esk & Wear Valley's NHS Foundation Trust comes with a variety of staff benefits including the opportunity for us to consider more flexible ways of working, a lease car scheme, continuous development and training opportunities. The Trust has invested in a fantastic employee support service that is designed to help staff with a range of physical and mental wellbeing services

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about this post please see attached Job Description or contact Emma Davis or Bertha Tavaya

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oDegree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • oRegistration with HCPC
  • oSuccessful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
  • oClinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • oTrust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
Experience Essential
  • oSignificant experience of delivering Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • oExperience of supervising students on placement
  • oExperience of participation in quality improvement activities
  • oExperience of developing and delivering training
Knowledge Essential
  • oNational guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • oHealth and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • oMental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice.
  • oClinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • oCare Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • oSafeguarding and its application in practice.
  • oSignificant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
  • oSignificant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area
Skills Essential
  • oSolve complex clinical problems
  • oRecord keeping and report writing
  • oWork collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oManage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • oProvide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision.

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