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Occupational Therapist Learning Disability Intensive Support Team

Employer
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a specialist Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work with in the Learning Disability Intensive Support Team. You'll work within a Multidisciplinary Team providing timely input around individuals occupational wellbeing needs that contributes to the maintenance of their placement within the community.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:

Implement aspects of the Positive Behavioural Support Pathway. Notably assessments and interventions around ADLs, Meaningful activity and sensory work. Additionally implementing aspects of the Mental Health, Trauma and Autism pathways.

Contributing to and leading on risk assessments and risk management plans.

Working with Families and staffing teams.

Attending and contributing to MDTs, MAMs and CTRs.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

To work as a specialist clinician to utilise, develop and enhance Occupational Therapy clinical and professional skills within the Service to deliver high standards of practice.

To apply the Occupational Therapy process within a Multi-Disciplinary format providing specialist assessment and treatment in clinical care pathways.

To take a lead in developing the Service. This involves promoting high quality clinical practice and ensuring professional standards are maintained in the workplace.

To deliver a specialist Occupational Therapy Service to patients within a variety of settings, requiring flexibility/adaptability in recognising the complexity of these environments to maximise their abilities and opportunities for occupational wellbeing.

The Learning Disability Outreach/ Intensive Support Team provides intensive support to people with Learning Disabilities living in the community who are experiencing a period of crisis in relation to complex mental health and behavioural needs.

We offer rapid assessment, support and risk management in order to prevent placement breakdown and inappropriate Psychiatric Hospital admissions.

The team consists of Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurses, Support Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Psychiatry. We provide a service 7 days a week, from 8 am -9pm, including bank holidays.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, motivated and adaptable Band 6 Occupational Therapist required to work Mon-Fri 9-5. You will need to be passionate about the holistic needs of people with Learning Disabilities and have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate the OT process to autonomously deliver high quality assessment and treatment, experience of working in a multidisciplinary team, experience/understanding of Positive Behavioural Support and Crisis Management in relation to mental health beneficial along with an understanding of sensory differences. Previous experience of community work is an advantage.

Successful applicants will link and be supported by the wider LD OT community team and Inpatient teams around OT clinical issues and managed within the Learning Disability Outreach/ Intensive Support Team.

As the team covers Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland applicants will need to use car at work to complete clinical visits.

Benefits

Training can access a wide variety of training courses through our learning and development team and in-service OT professional development.

Regular supervision both clinical and management.

Free parking on all the sites.

Opportunity to claim mileage for clinical access visits and lease car scheme is available.

Yearly appraisals to support progression and leadership skills.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications (Equivalent qualifications will be considered where their
  • equivalency can be demonstrated)
  • 2.1 Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • 2.2 Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council
  • 2.3Additional specialist post-graduate training relevant to clinical area
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • 3.1 Understanding of the role of the Occupational Therapist in the
  • specialist area and the treatment interventions available.
  • 3.2 Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in
  • relevant area or has transferable skills
  • 3.3 Demonstrate sound understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance, its application and risk
  • 3.4 Knowledge of relevant legislation/issues impacting upon services.
  • 3.5 Knowledge/understanding and skills in demonstrating the OT process.
  • 3.6 Understanding of Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics
  • 3.7 Experience of research/audit/quality improvement
  • 3.8 Experience of supervising Junior Staff, Students and/or Support Staff
  • 3.9 Evidence of and commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Experience (both work and life related)
  • 4.1 Professional approach
  • 4.2 Demonstrates initiative
  • 4.3 Flexible approach
  • 4.4 Evidence of multidisciplinary
  • teamwork
  • 4.5 Ability to take a lead and work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of Therapy Services in Clinical Care Pathways.
  • 4.6 Demonstrate confidence in own abilities relevant to post and experience
  • 4.7 Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance
  • 4.8 Ability to identify, provide and promote support to patients and
  • carers.
  • 4.9 Ability to identify, provide and promote support to all members
  • of the Therapy Service.
  • Personal Attributes
  • 5.1 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 5.2 Ability to use own initiative to provide information and support to other staff
  • 5.3 Ability to work autonomously to prioritise own workload and delegating where appropriate.
  • 5.4 Experience of teaching/passing on skills informal and informal environments
  • 5.5 Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team


UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Address
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

Bridge Park Road

Thurmaston

Leicester

LE4 8PQ

Employer's website
https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/jobs/ (Opens in a new tab)

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

313-C9313-22-3872-ASM2
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