Lead Occupational Therapist

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Epsom
Salary
£41,902 to £47,684 a year Including Fringe HCAS
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Come and join Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP). We use the Model of Human Occupation to guide all our occupational therapy assessments and interventions. The occupational therapy leadership team is committed to an extensive, coordinated CPD programme including a robust supervision structure, care groups and Trust wide training, core competence training, and annual conferences. All staff are valued for their expertise in occupationally focused interventions and specialist group therapy. The occupational therapy service has a clear focus on occupational and neuroscience, and how this can influence and enhance our practice

We use the Model of Human Occupation to guide all our occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

Our services for people with learning disabilities provide high quality care within the Deacon service assessment and treatment unit, intensive support service, and within community teams for people with learning disabilities.

Main duties of the job

This role is based in the East Surrey Community team for People with Learning Disabilities. We are an enthusiastic and committed multidisciplinary health team. You will be responsible for the occupational therapy delivery leading a Band 6, 5 and occupational therapy apprentice.

Your role will include:

· Providing high quality occupational therapy assessments and interventions to people who access the service and their carers/supporters/family members

· Focusing on individuals occupational functioning, sensory needs and ability to engage in meaningful occupations

· Supporting carers/supporters/family members to develop skills to enable the meaningful engagement of people who access the service

· Contributing to the overall OT service development within the division and across the trust,

· Being up to date and delivering evidence-based interventions

· Provide effective leadership, supervision, and guidance to the occupational therapists in the CTPLD and ISS

· Being an active member of the senior clinical leadership team in East Surrey CTPLD and divisional therapies team

The OT leadership team is part of the wider divisional and Trust leadership for with a remit to ensure high quality, cost effective and person-centered interventions is key to all we do.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

We recognize that COVID-19 has brought challenges to all of us and all of our work places: we are responding by developing innovative practices in the context of our friendly and supportive team culture. Some of our work is now remote, however due to the community work involved the applicant will still need a valid driving license and access to a vehicle for work.

Job description Job responsibilities

My job makes better lives by ensuring the delivery of high quality and evidence based occupational therapy assessments, interventions and consultations to enable people who access services to reach their full potential.

Job Overview

To provide compassionate and effective leadership to the occupational therapists within the service/locality/sector.

To contribute to the overall leadership of the service/locality/sector.

To provide high quality and evidence based occupational therapy assessment and interventions, both group and individual, to people with complex needs who access services and their carers/supporters/family members, in line with the occupational therapy pathways.

To communicate effectively with a range of clinicians, managers, directors, associate directors, people who access services, carers/supporter/family members, stakeholders and agencies.

To provide supervision and mentoring to occupational therapists within the occupational therapy service.

To ensure the delivery occupational therapy student placements.

To lead on service development and audits both within individual services and the wider occupational therapy service.

To be an active member of the overall occupational therapy leadership team.

To actively contribute to the continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities within the wider occupational therapy service.

The position provides leadership across the following services CTPLD East and based at CTPLD East bases in Epsom and Redhill. The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within all the Learning Disability services, as need arises.

NHS Competency Level

SABP Leadership Competency

Communication 4

Strategic Leadership 4

Personal and People Development 4

People Leadership 4

Health, Safety and Security 3

Performance Leadership 4

Service Improvement 4

Personal Motivation 4

Quality 4

Equality and Diversity 4

IT Skills 3

Qualifications required

· Occupational Therapy professional qualification

Desirable

· Clinical supervision training

· Fieldwork educators training

· Leadership training

· Additional academic or clinical qualifications/training relevant to area of work

Experience/knowledge required:

· Extensive and relevant post qualification clinical experience with people who have complex needs

· Extensive experience of applying occupational frames of reference and approaches

· Demonstrates evidence highly effective clinical reasoning skills

· Highly specialist knowledge of relevant assessment and treatment models

· Evidence of an interest and skills in specialist area

· Experience of contributing to service development/project work

· Experience of providing supervision

· Experience of supporting students on placement

· Experience of representing occupational therapy within a service and Trust

· UK driving license and access to a car for work purposes

Desirable:

· In depth knowledge of group therapy and experience of facilitating groups

Suitable for someone who is creative, innovative and passionate about leading the occupational therapy team to work with individuals in a person centred, compassionate and inclusive way to enable individuals to reach their goals.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership:

· To plan, support and deliver high-quality and highly complex occupational therapy assessments and interventions

· To lead on service development, evaluations and audits relevant to occupational therapy

· To provide high quality supervision and mentoring to occupational therapy staff, including appraisals and addressing performance issues as required

· To represent and advocate occupational therapy within a range of forums within the Trust, ICS and regionally

· To deliver effective continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities within services and divisions to enable occupational therapy staff to deliver the identified occupational therapy pathways

· To ensure that placements for occupational therapy students and apprenticeships are offered within the clinical speciality

· To lead on the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways

· To lead on occupational therapy recruitment and induction, and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding the occupational therapy workforce

· To contribute to the strategic planning of the occupational therapy service within the Trust

· To be part of the wider MDT leadership team within the locality/sector/division, providing support as part of the seniors team within the service e.g. caseload reviews, MDT discussions, assessment feedback meetings.

Clinical:

· To demonstrate highly specialist occupational therapy skills in areas such as occupational identity and competency, occupational engagement, environmental adaptation, volition, development and maintenance of occupational skills for people with very complex needs.

· To have an excellent knowledge of occupational therapy models and frame of references

· To provide high quality and comprehensive occupational therapy assessments for people who access the service, adapting the approach as and when needed.

· To provide evidence based and outcome measured occupational therapy interventions (individual and group), as outlined in the occupational therapy pathway.

· To use highly effective clinical reasoning and formulation skills to devise person-centred occupational therapy care plans, alongside people who access services and their carers/supporters/family members (where appropriate).

· To evaluate the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions.

· To complete comprehensive risk assessment and management plans, raising safeguarding concerns in line with Trust policy.

· To keep up to date with current evidence-based practice, research and National guidelines within your clinical area, sharing this knowledge with the wider occupational therapy service

· To act as the lead professional for people who access services for the duration of their occupational therapy assessment and/or intervention.

· To utilise therapeutic use of self skills when providing occupational therapy interventions.

· To have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of group theory and dynamics and how these impact on delivering group interventions.

· To communicate complex and challenging issues in a highly effective and compassionate way with people who access services, carers/family members/supporters, other clinicians and agencies/services.

· To effectively manage a caseload with people who have highly complex needs.

· To provide services which are compassionate, inclusive and understanding of the needs of people who access services, carers/supporter/family members.

· To actively forge effective working relationships with partner organisations, stakeholders and other community resources.

Professional:

· To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures.

· To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005).

· To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.

· To engage in your own CPD to ensure that you have the leadership and clinical skills and knowledge to deliver high quality occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

· To document assessments, interventions, evaluations and progress notes in a clear, timely and professional manner, in line with Trust policy.

· To actively engage in your own supervision and appraisal.

· To ensure confidentially in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures

· To contribute to a healthy and safe working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations and Trust policies.

· To be a core professional member regarding multidisciplinary care pathways and lead professional for some.

· To be named person on a rota and complete initial screen assessments for the service.

· To develop and provide a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences and partnership organisations.

· To be a contributor and lead on multidisciplinary care pathways, such as autism assessments and Positive Behavioural Support clinics.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Extensive and relevant post qualification clinical experience with people who have complex needs
  • Extensive experience of applying occupational frames of reference and approaches
  • Demonstrates evidence highly effective clinical reasoning skills
  • Highly specialist knowledge of relevant assessment and treatment models
  • Evidence of an interest and skills in specialist area
  • Experience of contributing to service development/project work
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Experience of supporting students on placement
  • Experience of representing occupational therapy within a service and Trust
  • UK driving license and access to a car for work purposes
Desirable
  • In depth knowledge of group therapy and experience of facilitating groups
Qualifications Essential


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