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Occupational Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS r
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Rotation Occupational Therapy

We are a friendly, supportive, growing OT community who report high levels of job satisfaction. We offer professionally led services, a B6 developmental training programme, in-service team training, effective supervision and external training opportunities through the Trust.

There is a maximum of £6,500 contribution towards relocation fees for new staff moving to work for the Trust.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist who wishes to develop a wide range of specialist skills with community services. We are looking for a creative, friendly and enthusiastic OT to join our new rotation. The services are located near Enfield Town, with easy commuter links from central London/Hertfordshire.

You will have the opportunity to gain expertise and knowledge within four specialist OT services: Rapid Access, Children and Young People, Community Stroke Rehab and Inpatient Older Adults Rehab (including stroke/neuro). Each rotation is 10 months.

Main duties of the job

Your job will be to provide specialised assessment and intervention to a designated caseload of clients within each service. You will work along side the MDT on integrated pathways and with multi-agency partners.

You will provide person centred, occupationally focused input. working within the available evidence based and good practice guidelines.

This role includes participating in service development and in-service training provision.

The successful candidate will be committed to occupationally focused, person centred and evidence-based care.

A car driver/owner is essential for some of the rotations.

To provide person centred, occupationally focused input. To work within the available evidence based and good practice guidelines.

To contribute to planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating of the OT service. To contribute to service improvements and Quality initiatives within the team.

To work within the multi-disciplinary team, promoting the role of OT.

To working autonomously with access to supervision.

To assist in the supervision and training of students and junior staff as required.

About us

Would you like to work for an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion.

We provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities for staff at every level. This includes clinical training, leadership development and academic courses. In addition, our programme of mandatory training is designed to ensure that staff have up-to-date knowledge about best practice, and the safety of the people who work for us and those who use our services.

We are committed to giving staff greater flexibility and the rewards and benefits that you want. We offer a fair and transparent pay structure with competitive and flexible benefits. We also have one of the most generous pension schemes on offer. As an employee, you'll have unique access to a health service discounts schemes.

Weaim to be a fair employer and strive to achieve equality of opportunity for all, creating inclusive workplace environments where everyone can work effectively towards the provision of better healthcare.

Our flexible working options and benefits such as childcare mean that we can help you with your work/life balance and maintain wellbeing for you and your family.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

To rotate every 10 months into one of the four different service areas.

Rotational Service Information:

Childrens & Young peoples service: To work with a range of children aged 0-19 years providing high quality individual occupationally focused assessment and intervention. The role includes group work (e.g., football club, Arts and Craft group) training sessions for schools and parents, equipment provision for the under 4 years, Joint Motor Coordination Clinic with the physiotherapists and an opportunity to work within Special schools. You will have the opportunity to provide evidence-based therapy including CO-OP, M-CIMT and Occupational Coaching.

Rapid Access Services: To work with adults and older people in the community offering short term intensive support within the three sub-services of Discharge to assess; Rapid Response and Virtual Ward. You will provide complex assessments and interventions and will make high impact clinical decisions. You will be expected to work as an autonomous clinician whilst working closely with senior nurses, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals to establish and maintain a whole systems approach for these patients.

Magnolia Inpatient Rehab: Magnolia Unit is an inpatient rehabilitation service which aims to provide short-term inpatient rehabilitation for multi-pathology and Stroke/Neurological admissions. Patients admitted to the service are encouraged to attain optimum physical function, independence and exercise maximum control over their lives. Discharge Planning is coordinated to ensure that patients have the appropriate support or equipment that is needed. Appropriate onward referrals to other services are made to support patients following their discharge out of Magnolia Unit. During this rotation, you will have the opportunity to work with the therapy team for ensuring the provision of an exceptional standard of Occupational Therapy service, in conjunction with the multi-professional team on the unit. You will have clinical responsibility for a caseload of inpatients completing comprehensive assessments and planning / delivering interventions towards achievement of their goals. You will play a key role within the discharge planning and safe discharge achievement of inpatients. You will also be involved in service development and education / training opportunities as well.

Community Stoke Service: To work with adults aged 18 and over who have had a stroke. Working with the multidisciplinary team, and families/ carers to achieve the functional goals that are most important to patients in their own homes and communities. Providing rehab throughout their stroke journey from early supported discharge for people being discharged from hyper acute stroke units to re- referrals from people who had strokes years before. Training opportunities include multidisciplinary in services in collaboration with the inpatient neuro rehab unit at Magnolia and community therapies.

Person Specification EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • oDip. COT or BSc OT or international equivalent oHPC Registered OT oEvidence of lifelong learning/CPD
  • oFieldwork Education Certificate oMember of British Association of Occupational Therapy oSpecialist knowledge through short courses eg. Equipment -Splinting
  • oMinimum 12 months postgraduate OT experience relevant to clinical areas oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • oExperience of working within an occupational frame of reference oExperience of providing Supervision
  • oStrong desire to work within a Rotational post oAbility to organise & respond effectively to complex information. oAbility to present work both orally and written in a clear and logical manner oAbility to keep accurate documentation oReflect & critically appraise own performance. oDemonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills. oAbility to laterally think and problem solve oAbility to use own initiative and work autonomously. oGood organisational skills. oAbility to cope with working in a stressful environment and with potentially emotional or aggressive clients/carers oCompetent IT skills oDemonstrate ability to work as an effective team member with excellent interpersonal skills oCommitment to non-discriminatory practice
  • oSupervisory and appraisal skills of junior staff, including students or support staff.
  • oGood knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy oUnderstanding of the interplay between Person/Environment/Occupation and how these impacts on Occupational Performance. oExperience of using clinical observations/outcome measures/goal settings/standardised testing oExperience of person-centred practice. oAn understanding of the importance of evidence base practice and how it applies to clinical practice oWorking knowledge of relevant national policies and procedures. oDemonstrate understanding of clinical governance and its implication for services oUnderstanding of risk management and the risks involved in work in the community and clinical settings oUnderstand legal responsibilities of the profession and associated code of ethics oKnowledge of safeguarding processes
  • oMember of COT Special Interest Group oKnowledge of research process procedure oKnowledge of Mental capacity Act/DOLS
  • oAbility to meet the demands of the post including travel oAbility to work sensitively with a multicultural and diverse population with a commitment to non-discriminatory practice oDemonstrate a strong commitment to person centred care oThorough understanding of own personal development and learning needs oEvidence of being a pro-active and supportive team member
  • oClean driving licence oAccess to vehicle for work (Vehicle required for some of the rotations) oAbility to work 8am-8pm on a shift pattern and at weekends whilst on the Rapid Access Rotation.

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