Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist who is ready to take on a clinical leadership role in a multi-disciplinary team? If so, you should apply for our Senior Clinical Practitioner role in the new Specialist Older Adults Mental Health (SOAMHS) Service. This is a therapy led service focused on supporting our older patients to remain independent and live a meaningful life in the community.
Exacting opportunities have arisen following a review of provision of mental health services for older people at West London NHS Trust. We are in the fortunate position of transforming and expanding our service to meet the needs of older people with mild to severe mental health needs. We are looking for dynamic innovative staff to be part of a team that will work therapeutically to support older patients in their mental health recovery in the community.
Main duties of the job
We are recruiting for the Band 7 Senior Clinical Practitioner post based in Ealing Borough. Assessments and intervention are delivered at patients home therefore flexibility is important.
We have 2 offices in for the Ealing team; one is located at Sycamore Lodge in Acton and another one in Elm Lodge, Greenford. Ealing has an excellent public transport links hence having a car or driving is not essential. Most of our clinicians use the bus, cycles or walk on visits. All expenses will be refunded in a monthly basis.
We want to hear from you if you are dedicated, flexible, forward thinking with clinical skills and experience in working therapeutically with older people with mental health difficulties.
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.
Job description Job responsibilities
The post is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Allied Health Professional or Nurse to build upon and advance their leadership and managerial skills. The focus of the role is on providing clinical leadership in the development of the new Specialist Older Adults Mental Health (SOAMHS) Mild to Moderate service and in and deputise for the team Manager with the day to day running of this service.
The focus of the service will be to ensure that patients receive assessment and therapeutic intervention to maximise their independence, safety and wellbeing. The interventions will include education, individual work and group work and will involve working closely with patients, carers, statutory and voluntary agencies, within a multi-disciplinary team. They will hold their own complex caseload of patients.
The post holder will be working closely with other members of MDT e.g Psychologists, nurses and Support Workers/Therapy Assistants in delivering a goal orientated care for 70+ patients in the community who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems and other physical comorbidities.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Practitioner (OT, Psychology, nursing) appropriate to the job role
- Degree/diploma level qualification supplemented by specialist qualification and/or experience.
- Courses to masters level equivalent relevant to the care group
- Evidence of post registration training in relevant service area Completion of student Supervisor Course/equivalent/Practice Educators/
- Extensive post qualifying experience in relevant service area
- Experience of supervising staff and Students
- Experience of managing clinical risks with complex cases.
- Experience working with patients and carer groups to develop innovative practice.
- Lived experience of mental health issues/caring for Older person with mental Health difficulties/dementia complex mental health needs/dementia
- Comprehensive knowledge of interventions specific to service area.
- Awareness of Trust policies and service specification.
- Knowledge safeguarding both children and adults and patient safety.
- To understand key performance indicators and how they relate to team.
- Awareness of regional and national policies and procedures in relation to service area.
- Awareness of research and development in service areas.
- NICE guidance and governance procedures in relation to patient safety.
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, families, carers and professionals
- Able to manage a caseload of people with complex mental and physical health needs including dementia
- Able to establish links with other services and professionals.
- To remain calm under pressure, to contain others emotional distress and anxiety.
Other Requirements Essential
- Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust.
- Can use constructive feedback and openly seeks to review and reflect on self, style and presentation.
- To demonstrate empathy and compassion towards the needs of individuals and their carers.
- To treat people with dignity and respect
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