Occupational Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a substantive full time band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the team on Meadow View Ward at North Devon District Hospital.

We are looking for an individual mwho has the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, have sound decision making skills and effective clinical reasoning.

The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate excellent assessment and interpersonal skills, supporting patients and their families through shared decision making, to make informed choices about their treatment and conditions.

You will need to manage a defined clinical caseload, using evidence based and client centred principles to assess, plan implement and evaluate OT interventions for service users who are vulnerable and have complex needs.

The role will require working within a variety of clinical settings including peoples own homes and work settings as well as a variety of other community locations as relevant.

You will work within the multi-disciplinary team, with carers, other services and agencies to promote mental health and wellbeing, independence, community inclusion and occupational participation for service users, via assessment, care planning, individual interventions and training

The role will need you to contribute to the supervision of support staff and students as requested by the Senior Occupational Therapist and toservice development in line with the Trust and Directorate organisational objectives.

Main duties of the job

  • Organising and planning own caseload and managing time effectively to fit with service needs/demands.
  • Participate in clinical/professional meetings, contribute to service planning and management of operational issues as appropriate.
  • Assess the service users occupational challenges, plan and implement appropriate individual and/or group OT interventions in collaboration. Enable service users participation through the use of evidence based interventions.
  • Ensure accurate, up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with professional and Trust standards, including report writing as required.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current techniques and approaches in OT and work within best practice and national guidance within the clinical area.
  • Network with peers to maintain professional links across the Trust.
  • Report any issues of health and safety following Trust guidelines and policies.
  • Order/monitor and maintain any stock requirements in liaison with the ward manager/senior OT.
  • Undertake management of petty cash transactions as per Trust Financial Standing Orders/Procedures.
  • Ensure resources are used safely and efficiently.
  • Contribute to the supervision of support staff and education of OT students including assisting with the induction of new staff, students and staff training as appropriate.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Application of the OT Process
  • Use of standardised / functional assessment and evidence based practice working
  • Prior experience of working with complex and vulnerable individuals and older people
Qualifications Essential
  • Good General Education
  • Bsc Hons Degree in Occupational Therapy or Diploma from COT
  • Evidence of Post Graduate Courses
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Word Processing and internet skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and adaptable communication skills
  • Group work skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Good self-management skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative as part of MDT & Occupational Therapy Team
  • An Enhanced CRB Check will be required for this role.
  • HCPC Registration
  • Commitment to CPD
  • Willingness to work day shift pattern to suit client and service needs if required
  • Able to participate in physical activities and assist with physical interventions in the management of violence and aggression if required by the service.

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