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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wythenshawe
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
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This job is suitable for newly qualified occupational therapist.

Andersen Ward is a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) which covers the entire North West. The unit's core purpose is to provide a consistently high level of quality specialist mental health care to both women who are pregnant and mothers following child birth.

The unit provides comprehensive advice, medical and psychological assessment and treatment for women with previous or current mental health problems who have recently given birth, are pregnant or who wish to become pregnant. It also offers support and supervision which is tailored to the individuals needs to promote and ensure the infants safety.

The Occupational Therapist will manage a defined caseload of service users under supervision of a senior occupational therapist, that promotes the mother and baby relationship. Person centred principles and evidence-based practice are applied to assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions.

Main duties of the job

  • As part of the occupational therapy service, the post holder will collate new referrals, participate in the prioritisation process and accept in accordance with the occupational therapy service specification.
  • To select and apply specialist evidence based occupational therapy assessments for the designated case load, addressing occupational performance and needs.
  • To assess, plan, prioritise, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions to meet service user needs.
  • To develop collaborative and client centred goals.
  • To, monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for clients in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of interventions and client progress.
  • As part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team offer a unique professional perspective to decision making and care planning.
  • To work with and provide supervision to the Senior Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Participate in the Trust's preceptorship programme if newly qualified.


About us

The occupational therapy team at Laureate house are a supportive and vibrant team who are always striving to provide the most up to date occupational therapy assessments and interventions to our patient group.

The occupational therapy team at Laureate House consists of occupational therapist, senior occupational therapy assistants and support time recovery workers.

As a team we provide assessment and interventions to the following wards:

Blake Ward - Female psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU)

Bronte Ward - Mixed gender acute inpatient mental health unit

Andersen Ward - Specialist perinatal mother and baby unit

As a team we enjoy developing one another through journal clubs, in-services training, one to one and peer supervision.

We enjoy supporting students on their placements and we encourage each team member to take up training on becoming a placement educator.

Job description Job responsibilities

To select and apply specialist evidence based occupational therapy assessments for the designated case load, addressing occupational performance and needs. To assess, plan, prioritise, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions to meet service user needs.

To work in collaboration with service users to develop occupational therapy goals as part of the CPA care plan.

To, monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for clients in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of interventions and client progress.

As part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team offer a unique professional perspective to decision making and care planning.

Contribute the unique occupational therapy perspective to assist the diagnosis of service users.

Enable service users and carers to take an active role in care given.

To promote social inclusion by enabling the service user to reach their maximum potential promoting access to mainstream activities where possible.

To report occupational therapy recommendations to relevant stake holders to inform effective discharge plans in line with the CPA.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/MSC in occupational therapy
Exprience Desirable
  • Previous experience in mental health setting (including placement)
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of one occupational therapy model
Desirable
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of the MOHO model


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437-4555213
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