Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our leadership team in occupational therapy and secure services on a permanent basis.

The post holder is expected to clinically and professionally lead Occupational Therapy staff across our secure services within Roseberry Park Hospital.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and motivated network who are professional, supportive and approachable.

This is a great development opportunity for a senior occupational therapist who would like to expand their experience, responsibility levels and broaden their knowledge further in a leadership role. Experience of leadership would beneficial though not essential. The occupational therapy service is undergoing new ways of working, therefore experience in supporting change would be valuable in this role.Line management responsibilities are expected within this role.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical leadership and professional management for Occupational Therapy in the designated service area.

To have responsibility for ensuring that the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of service users and their carers are maintained at all times and that care is delivered in accordance with evidence based practice and a client-centred approach by all members of the Occupational Therapy Service in the designated area.Professionally accountable for own occupational therapy caseload working within secure inpatient setting. Service users have a variety of 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.

To have responsibility for implementing, monitoring and auditing systems to ensure effective and timely appraisal, clinical supervision and training for all occupational therapy staff within designated service area.To lead clinical audit, development of professional practice, quality improvement and service development in own service area, including maximising the rehabilitation potential of all service users.

Provides specialist advice to occupational therapy staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team and wider Trust through case discussion, formal consultation, clinical supervision and education.

About us

The occupational therapy department is a highly regarded team within the service and there are excellent resources and training opportunities available to support the delivery of occupational therapy and our service users recovery. The clinical lead role is crucial within the service and the post holder will receive support, supervision and training to enhance their existing skills as identified.

The Secure Inpatient Service provides a specialist service for adults with a mental health disorder, learning disability or autism who exhibit behaviours of concern to others and to themselves. The service provides individualised, comprehensive packages of care within Medium and Low Secure inpatient settings and has links to High Secure services and prisons.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details

Alison Bullock, Professional Head of Occupational Therapy



Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Trust QIS (Quality Improvement System) for Leaders (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy or related subject (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator (APPLE)
Experience Essential
  • Substantial clinical experience in own service 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
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist clinical knowledge in own service area
  • Good understanding of national strategy, guidance and key standards in own specialist area and their application in practice
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and their application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Business planning process
  • HR Policies and Procedures

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