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Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oldham
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting time to come and work for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust as we have received investment from the Living Well transformation model for Older People's Services in Oldham. We are delighted to be able to offer three new clinical posts as part of the development of Older Peoples Liaison Mental Health Services. The new funding will create the following permanent full-time posts:

o Band 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist

o Band 6 Occupational Therapist

o Band 5 Assistant Psychologist

You will be part of an already established and extremely experienced team and contribute to the development of a dynamic service which will offer a range of specialist interventions to older people presenting with mental health problems. The team is closely linked with Older Adult Services in both Primary Care and Specialist services across local authority and the NHS.

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and caring practitioners who are passionate about improving mental health outcomes Older People. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the forefront of shaping the service and offers the successful candidates the opportunity to work in a supportive service with opportunities for development, with CPD, training and supervision.

Main duties of the job

The core purpose of this role is to to work with the Older Peoples Community Liaison Team and Orchard House Day Hospital to embed the Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention pathway across the service , in collaboration with the wider MDT staff.

The post holder will function as part of the MDT to deliver the Interventions required to support individuals through their recovery pathway and equip them with the skills and confidence to enable a safe discharge from the service and to support assessments and decision making by care managers.

The post holder will be highly skilled and competent in conducting OT assessments developing outcome based needs led care plans, facilitating the implementation of the agreed plan of care and evaluating its effectiveness utilising evidence based outcome measures.

The post holder will provide a range of highly skilled interventions that will be delivered on both a group and individual basis and share those skills with other team members.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental staff.
  • Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
  • Access to Continued Professional Development
  • Involvement in improvement and research activities
  • Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
  • Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel

  • If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our#PennineCarePeople

    https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/values

    Job description Job responsibilities

    • To be responsible for the assessment treatment and evaluation of patients referred specifically for OT intervention from workers with the Primary Care Network
    • To be able to with the Older Peoples Community Liaison Team and the Day Hospital and support patients to achieve their individually agreed goals.
    • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to, assess, plan and implement individualised programmes of care/interventions in accordance with CPA (where appropriate).
    • To assess OT need and plan therapeutic OT interventions.
    • To lead on the development of group based interventions to aid recovery and promote social inclusion.
    • To facilitate the development of peer support networks as part of the discharge pathway from the service.
    • To deliver a range of therapeutic interventions in line with professional requirements and in accordance with the job specification.
    • To write reports using MOHO outcome measures and to ensure up-to-date and accurate records are maintained regarding all patient contact.
    • To use a comprehensive range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients, their carers and families and colleagues. This may include people who may have difficulties with understanding or communication.
    • To be responsible for managing a caseload of clients as required.
    • To manage patient discharge in a safe and timely manner, ensuring liaison with relevant professionals, to ensure that family and carers are, where appropriate, advised of the patients discharge arrangements, with timely completion of documentation.
    • To develop partnership working with all relevant agencies/services/individuals to support optimal care for patients.


    Person Specification Education Essential
    • oMust hold a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with HCPC.
    • oEvidence of post qualification experience and continuing professional development to post graduate diploma level.
    • oWillingness to undertake further training relevant to the role resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate
    Experience Essential
    • oSubstantial post registration experience working in a mental health service.
    • oExperience in working with people with severe and complex mental health needs
    • oExperience of MDT working
    Experience Essential
    • oExtensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
    • oGood working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes.
    Desirable
    • oExperience of managing or participating in change
    • oExperience of leading groupwork
    • oExperience of working with older people


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