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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
As a Specialist occupational therapist in TEWV you will manage a complex caseload independently, assessing occupational performance and delivering specialist occupational interventions, demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values at all times and operating as a leader in the team, service and organisation.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, triaging and prioritising these, 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 and lead on 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 to provide maternity cover into MHSOP Tees Inpatient service at Westerdale North and South, working with patients who have functional and organic diagnoses.

We are offering 1.0 WTE Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist, for a 15-month period,which includes a period of joint working pre and post the post holders leave. You will work alongside another Band 6 OT to prioritise caseloads and will also have an Occupational Therapy Assistant as part of your Multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for an OT who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering occupational therapy.

The post will be based across both wards Mon-Fri, clinical supervision will be with Lead OT for MHSOP Tees and the clinical governance requirements to attend the monthly Occupational Therapy Learning and Governance Network provides fantastic CPD and learning opportunities. Line management will be from Ward Manager and there is the expectation to attend the regular in-service meetings. This is an exciting time for the wards with the recent move back to Roseberry Park (Middlesbrough) and an opportunity to forge strong links with other inpatient wards and the community mental health teams.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to dementia, delirium and functional mental health, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers, in acute and community hospital settings and their own homes.

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 people with a wide range of complex mental health presentations including dementia, delirium and depression as well as their 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 postholder 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.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Specialist Occupational Therapist Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Significant experience in Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs
  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance
  • Day to day supervision of staff
Registration with HCPC Essential
  • 2
essential Essential
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • on-going

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