Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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As an Occupational Therapist in TEWV you will be professionally and clinically accountable for own caseload, assessing occupational performance and delivering occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust values at all times and operating as a member of the team, service and organisation.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, 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 participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
  • To contribute to 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

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team. The adult mental health in-patient occupational therapy team based within Roseberry Park Hospital and serving the population of Teesside.

We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to meet service need, and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy with those accessing our service. The post holder will contribute to developing 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

See attached job description.

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to adults experiencing mental ill-health, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, predominantly via in-patient services.

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with those using our servicesas well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the relevant Lead OT. The post holder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Willingness to undertake the Preceptorship Programme and Competency Framework
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a variety of occupational therapy practice areas whilst on student placements
  • Experience of working with service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience presenting to groups
Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and Clinical Supervision.
  • Professional Code of Conduct and its application to practice
  • Understanding of the needs and difficulties of service users with mental health conditions or learning disabilities.
  • Evidence based practice in mental health or learning disabilities and knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Good observational skills and ability to describe such observations verbally and in writing
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Self aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision

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