Specialist Occupational Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per Annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Occupational Therapist, Band 6, to join the ever-growing occupational therapy hub within the Mental Health Crisis Intervention Team at Miranda House.

The role will support in the delivery of an effective pathway for service users of Home-Based Treatment, and this includes working closely alongside a full MDT including other occupational therapists. The service provides crisis and acute care in the community to people in mental health crisis in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. We are looking for someone with excellent engagement skills and to be proactive in working with people who may have complex needs.

The candidate will work collaboratively with service users and their families/carers, a range of colleagues and partner agencies to support the people through their ongoing mental health crisis. There will be an expectation to make complex decisions and be confident with risk management.

The candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic with a high level of clinical knowledge and value recovery-focused interventions that facilitate and enable people with mental health difficulties. You will be expected to share knowledge around effective evidence-based strategies. You will be confident in your liaison and communication with other professionals, with an ability to manage conflict if this arises.

Main duties of the job

The post offers opportunity for creative working and to provide a wide range of occupational therapy interventions for the people accessing support.

The post includes working closely with other MDT members to work collaboratively when providing interventions and care. The MDT value each other views and you will have opportunity to input towards care plans, risk assessments and onwards referrals.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, and as part of a mdt, to provide effective holistic Occupational Therapy assessment and consultation at a specialist level of practice to enable people to develop functional abilities and occupational functioning. The Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust occupational therapy service supports the use of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO).

There are training opportunities to develop assessment skills. The candidate will be able to evidence project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrate a high level of communication, planning and abilities that positively influences others. You will receive regular clinical and professional supervision from the Advanced Occupational therapist (band 7) and have access to a monthly Continuous Professional Development (CPD) network.

You will also support and contribute towards occupational therapy service development within the team and the wider occupational therapy trust service too. Occupational therapy is well established and valued in our team and the wider trust too.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website humber.nhs.uk/Services

You will join our team of over 3,600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

The Trust recognises the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If needing any further information please contact either Amy Warner amy.warner@nhs.net or Helen Collins hcollins5@nhs.net

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Specialist understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area, some of which may be complex
  • Providing Practice Educator responsibilities to students
Qualifications Essential
  • Current HCPC professional registration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in relevant specialist area or Professional qualification to Degree level supplemented by Student Learning in Practice (SLIP) module and experience of case load in specialist field(s) some of which may be complex
Effort and environment Essential
  • Ability to effectively commute between the organisations various sites

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