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Occupational Therapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A wonderful opportunity to join Warrington Recovery Team has arisen. We are looking to recruit a B6 Occupational Therapist (OT) to enhance our current MDT and service offer. This full time, permanent position will see you working closely alongside our other OT colleagues in the Team and the wider MDT, to provide care, treatment and support to adult service users with significant mental heath needs, within the Borough of Warrington.

Warrington Recovery Team are a highly regarded, well led service, consisting of staff with a range of professional disciplines, to provide holistic, person centred care to all our service users.

We are a Mon to Fri, 9-5 service currently and our office base is Wakefield House, situated in the heart of the town centre.

Main duties of the job

As a valued OT in our Team you will be expected to undertaking assessments and providing care and support to service users, as well as working closely with MDT colleagues and wider services, to provide evidence based, excellent care in a person centred and meaningful way, to achieve the best outcomes for our service users.

You will also work closely with our other OT colleagues in Team, to facilitate various groups and 1-1 services that we provide.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and role summary is attached to this vacancy.

You will work alongside OT colleagues and wider MDT providing care, treatment and support to service users with significant MH needs.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional OT qualification
  • current HPC registration
  • Fieldwork Educators certificate
  • Post graduate accredited study e.g. PSI, CBT, MSc in relevant health studies
Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • Previous experience in relevant health settings
  • Supervision of staff
  • Effective team working within a multi-agency framework
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience using both group and individual treatment skills
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • Audit and research practices relevant to clinical area
  • Assisting with effective budgetary management
  • Evidence based and experience of reflective practice
  • Recovery Model of Care
  • Model of Human Occupation
  • Safe Guarding Children
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Effective Care Coordination
  • Relevant national policies and guidance
  • Up to date clinical knowledge relevant to the care environment
  • Audit and research methods
  • Vulnerable adults guidelines
  • Able to discuss/explain specialist OT role
  • Awareness of own strengths and limitations
  • Post graduate clinical experience, within mental health services.
  • Wider range of statutory and non-statutory services
  • Risk management training
Skills Essential
  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Ability to formulate relevant reports
  • Delegation and coordination
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Mentorship skills
  • Accurate Record keeping
  • Flexible approach/ creative thinking
  • Able to move and handle clients
  • IT skills
  • Effective leadership qualities
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to network and influence decision making
  • Team Building skills

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