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Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our community mental health team, covering the Greenwich Community Mental Health Services in the Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Personality Disorder care pathway team (ADAPT).

The East Locality Mental Health Team operates from its main base in Woolwich which serves an identified catchment area within Woolwich, Plumstead, Thamesmead and Abbeywood. Our centre is staffed from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

The post offers an opportunity to contribute to the delivery of occupational therapy services within the ADAPT (Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder and Trauma) pathway and to contribute to the development of the overall treatment pathways, ensuring the occupational needs of the service users are addressed and providing an occupational therapy perspective on service delivery.

Main duties of the job

You will work with specific OT caseloads following the care pathway providing a high standard of service user focused interventions around occupational roles. This role also provides an opportunity to carry out generic and care co-ordination roles as an agreed percentage of your casework.

In applying occupational therapy models, you will work from an evidence base and draw upon current developments in Recovery and Social Inclusion. You will need to be committed to a service user focus and be creative in finding ways to help people develop and achieve personal goals. You will also contribute to a forward-thinking group programme and lead on implementing particular groups.

You will work alongside OT and multi-disciplinary colleagues, as well as working with a range of other agencies. The Oxleas Occupational Therapy Service is committed to the continuing professional development (CPD) of its staff. A well-developed supervision structure, CPD activities, and a variety of training opportunities underpin this.

Previous applicants need not apply

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

We're Kind

We're Fair

We Listen

We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To manage a clinical caseload of identified ADAPT service users with complex needs.
  • To work as a member of a clinical multi-disciplinary team.
  • To work independently as a lone practitioner within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To support the development of evidence-based OT practice within ADAPT services.
  • To provided assessment and interventions related to:
  • Social Inclusion activities.
  • ADL
  • Occupational roles and activity
  • To feed into the development of standards of practice within ADAPT Services.
  • To regularly oversee the work of support workers and supervise OT students on practice placement.
  • To care co-ordinate a small generic caseload. Generic care co-ordinator caseload will be a maximum of 20% of role.
  • To contribute to service development
  • To participate in research/audit activities
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans
  • To provide specialist OT advice to the MDT
  • To work independently without direct supervision
  • To follow an agreed job plan

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • Are you registered with the HCPC ?
  • Do you have access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes ?
  • Do you have a valid driving licence for the UK
Experience Essential
  • Do you hold a relevant degree or graduate diploma as required by Person Specification ?
  • oInterest in undertaking further relevant studies/training courses
  • oFieldwork Educators training
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience as an OT including a minimum of 2 years mental health experience
  • oAdvice & support of junior staff and/or students
  • oInterest and experience of undertaking audit, research.

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