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B7 Lead Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Lead Occupational TherapistContinue your Occupational Therapy journey by becoming the Lead Occupational Therapist for the Inpatient mental health rehabilitation Service.

A great opportunity to combine leadership and clinical skills, being part of a multidisciplinary team in this specialist area of mental health.The post holder will work across the inpatient rehabilitation service in Lincoln and Boston - leading occupational therapy through a recovery focused framework.

As the lead occupational therapist you will have autonomy to lead a dedicated team to work collaboratively to ensure our patients reach their recovery potential before living well in their communities. The post holder will lead the Therapy Team which consists of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Assistant and Activity Co-ordinators. This role also includes the management of the Discovery House caf which has been highly praised and respected for the role this can play in a person rehabilitation.

The Trust is a great place to work as an Occupational Therapist. You will have access to clinical and professional supervision on a both 1: 1 and group basis. Mentoring / coaching is also available from the Associate Director of Allied Health Professions or Consultant Occupational Therapist. We also offer a range of CPD opportunities to enable you to further develop your skills in relation to your role and profession

Main duties of the job

To lead the occupational therapy service within the adult rehabilitation inpatient wards.

This involves co-ordinating the Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment provided to patients, and as an experienced clinician contributing a specialist occupational therapy role.

To manage the occupational therapists and other allocated allied health professionals within the service (as per organisation chart). This involves provision of clinical and managerial supervision, supporting the continued professional development of staff.

Contribute to the overall development of the service, working with other members of the multidisciplinary leadership team with continuous quality improvement and enhance patient experience.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To use advanced clinical reasoning to assess how clients mental health difficulties impact upon their occupational areas and performance To apply specialist clinical knowledge and skills to carry out occupational/vocational assessments and one-to-one and group interventions To undertake specialist assessment of daily living skills to ascertain level of functional ability, risk factors, level of support / accommodation needs in order to aid discharge planning / community care plans To independently assess clients mental state and identify any significant risk factors, both in general and pertaining to community integration with support from senior staff To promote the empowerment and education of clients in relation to their holistic health. This focuses on social inclusion, health promotion and relapse prevention To define and prioritise needs of clients using a needs led, client centred approach To promote OT within the hospital to staff and clients To be involved in planning and initiating a therapy programme in collaboration with other professionals, geared to the clients needs To prioritise clinical workload as necessary according to individual clients needs and the standards of the OT service To manage difficult clinical situations To plan interventions in conjunction with the MDT, in particular with the ward named nurse system, ensuring regular evaluation of the care plan To liaise with the appropriate community team and OT in particular to develop innovative ways of facilitating a smooth transition from hospital to community for clients on discharge To evaluate effectiveness of therapy interventions, in conjunction with clients/carers, other professionals etc. To share clinical expertise with other team members to help manage more complex clinical issues on a day-to-day basis and with other relevant health professionals and agencies as appropriate To promote and apply equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory interventions that respect the clients customs, values and spiritual beliefs at all times To produce clinical reports on a regular basis and disseminate to other involved professionals, agencies and the client as appropriate To make entries in the multi-disciplinary notes pertaining to the clients occupational therapy assessment, intervention and progress To attend clinical meetings/ ward rounds/ CPA meetings and contribute clinical information on clients progress To develop and maintain links with relevant, statutory and non-statutory agencies throughout Lincolnshire with particular reference to day care services, user led initiatives, voluntary bodies and work, training and education services To contribute to the training and development of OTs / other disciplines by providing advice, acting as a role model, providing training and supervision To recruitment staff within the service To operationally manage therapy staff To organise induction for new and locum staff To provide professional and clinical supervision for qualified Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, ensuring the implementation of appraisal and individual performance review To ensure continued personal and professional development for supervisees is met through training and educational opportunities To act as fieldwork educator for students on placements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health/LD needs or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both the community/in-patient
  • Experience of manging and supervising staff
Skills & Competences Essential
  • Documented evidence of CPD, knowledge of mental health legislation, safeguarding, CPA and risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of best practice and evidenced based practice in occupational therapy and mental health with a commitment to socially inclusive practice
  • Experience of supervising, managing and developing staff
  • Effective written & oral communication skills
  • Understanding of the application of outcome measures
  • Psychosocial intervention skills
  • Accredited practice placement educator

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