As a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in TEWV you will be professionally and clinically accountable for a complex caseload, assessing occupational performance and delivering specialist occupational interventions, providing Trust-wide clinical leadership and advice in own specialist area, demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values at all times and operating as a leader in the team, service and organisation
Main duties of the job
- To provide Trust-wide clinical leadership and advice in own specialist area.
- To provide clinical supervision and specialist training for occupational therapy staff within the designated specialty and other healthcare professionals.
- To be responsible for managing a highly specialist caseload, triaging and prioritising referrals, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self care, productivity and leisure.
- To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
- To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
- To contribute to and lead on service improvement and quality initiatives
- To use the Trust electronic patient record system
- To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
- To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic part-time (21 hours) Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our team. The Persistent Physical Symptoms Service is based within the Adult Mental Health Specialist Services directorate covering the County Durham area and is located on Picktree Ward within the Bowes Lyon Unit on the Lanchester Road Hospital site.
The multi-disciplinary team works with all age adults and their families to deliver high quality care.
We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with all age adults and families.
You will access wider support from the occupational therapy network in Durham Tees Valley in TEWV, to develop a way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT service, utilising core occupational therapy skills to ensure all of the people we work with have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached job description.
The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway and offer input to individuals, their families and carers.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Masters in Occupational Therapy (or or related subject) / Degree level qualification in Occupational Therapy
- Clinical Supervisory Skills course
- Trust QIS (Quality Improvement System) for Leaders (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
- Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- HCPC Registration
- Substantial clinical experience in own specialist area
- Experience of leading quality improvement activities
- Participation in service development
- Experience of leading clinical governance activities including clinical audit
- Substantial experience in clinical supervision of staff
- Substantial experience in design and delivery of training
- Highly specialist clinical knowledge in own specialist area
- Good understanding of national strategy, guidance and key standards in own specialist area and their application in practice
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