Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.
An opportunity has arisen with the service, for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist Specialist post to work within the Adult Specialist Community Learning Disability Team covering the Morecambe Bay area and therefore must be able to travel independently of public transport. We are looking for a highly motivated and a conscientious team player who has excellent communication and clinical skills, looking to build experience in working with community teams.
The Learning Disability Service strives to provide forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to working with adults with learning disabilities and autism, we work closely with their families, and we have a strong commitment to health promotion through service development and training initiatives. We are committed to helping our staff develop and you will be part of an enthusiastic and experienced team.
It is expected you will be able to use IT clinical record systems.
Applicants must be HCPC registered.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for providing a high standard of specialist Occupational Therapy input into the Adult Community Learning Disability Team, working as a community setting as an autonomous practitioner.
The post holder will be responsible for gathering information, assessing, providing interventions and evaluating effectiveness with both individuals and in group settings, drawing from relevant evidence bases, frames of reference and models for practice, demonstrating advanced clinical reasoning skills relating to the effects of learning disability on occupational performance. Their interventions will focus on enabling people to engage in their chosen occupations whilst helping to break down barriers to participation.
The post holder represents a senior clinical resource with specific knowledge of learning disabilities with whom other team members can consult with to help occupational formulation. They will work with the refereed person, their family members, carers/support teams and any other professionals involved in the persons support.
This senior position requires achieving an appropriate balance between the provision of specialist occupational therapy and taking on shared roles that contribute to the efficient functioning of the team.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- HCPC Registration Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy Evidence of CPD in relevant areas
- Experience and ability to work effectively within an MDT Detailed knowledge of how a learning disability impacts on occupational performance and how occupational therapy theory informs practice within learning disability services Knowledge of current best practice in learning disability services and awareness of relevant government directives and legislation Evidence of clinical topic training / staff presentations Evidence of supervision of assistant staff / students Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks Excellent time management skills
- Treatment of a broad range of conditions Learning disability experience. Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service /practice Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working.
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