Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The successful candidate will be able to work effectively as an Occupational Therapist have excellent communication skills, welcome a challenge and have a real desire to make a difference to the care we provide to the adult age group inclusive of evolving models of care and modernisation of mental health services.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake Occupational Therapy assessment
  • To identify and assess Occupational Therapy need and plan therapeutic interventions using the Model of Human Occupation
  • To be responsible for prioritising own work load using screening tool and delegate to the Recovery and Inclusion Workers as required
  • To work with the multidisciplinary team on the ward
  • To liaise, plan and co-ordinate with other professional agencies, including wards, CMHT, Housing, Third sector agencies to ensure continuity of care and quality service
  • To participate in discharge planning meetings, care plan reviews, Best Interest meetings, and informal discussions concerning patients
  • To be responsible write accurate and concise clinical reports using Model of Human Occupation outcome measures and to ensure up to date and accurate records are maintained regarding all patient contact
  • Comply with HCPC Occupational Therapists standards of proficiency

About us

There are lots of reasons why the NHS is a great place to work including a generous holiday allowance, flexible working, training and development opportunities, childcare vouchers, cycle to work and lease car schemes, job share and career break opportunities and more.

Job description Job responsibilities

The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic and flexible in approach and must hold a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with HSPC

You should have a knowledge of MOHO and its assessment tools and possess a good understanding of the occupational context of acute care and its application to assessment and treatment

You will have a good understanding of Mental Illness.

You must have some evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and a sound understanding of current government policies in relation to Acute Care including National Guidance, MHA , Risk Assessment, Risk Management processes and CPA processes and a good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current State Registration Certificate
  • Experience and short courses to post graduate diploma level
  • Experience working in CAMHS Tier 4
  • Post graduate diploma in specialist area
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post qualification clinical experience
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • CAMHS experience
  • Experience of working in in-patient settings
Knowledge Essential
  • An excellent understanding of the role of occupational therapy in a mental health setting
  • Good understanding of MOHO theory and assessment
  • A good understanding of a range of standardised and non-standardised assessments
  • A sound and comprehensive understanding of risk assessment
  • An excellent understanding of recovery models
  • Understanding of child and adolescent mental health and developmental theory
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • To be aware of the role of other members of the MDT
  • To be able to promote the role of occupational therapy across the service
  • To be able to work as a team member and contribute clear occupational assessment and intervention
  • To manage a complex caseload autonomously with support from monthly supervision
  • To write clear clinical reports for interdisciplinary meetings
  • To be able to evaluate the OT service and implement service development initiatives
  • To be able to work under pressure and be flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Able to provide training to staff, young people and carers
  • To have experience of both clinical and management supervision
  • To support the service at a senior level
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Evidence of working at a senior level
  • Evidence of involvement or leadership of projects aimed at service development
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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