Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheshunt
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Do you want to start or develop your OT career working in mental health? Would you like to know that you have made a difference to people who have a number of challenges to their health and wellbeing? Do you want the opportunity to be part of HPFT who are currently rated as outstanding overall by CQC?An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our adult community mental health occupational therapy service based in Cheshunt.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed band 5 OT to our Cheshunt adult community mental health service (ACMHS).

Working alongside senior OTs to develop and deliver high quality evidence based Occupational Therapy interventions in secondary mental health care. The post will include both group and individual OT work as well as an opportunity to engage with our developing work into Primary Care.Car driver essential for this community-based post (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

We offer:
  • full support with preceptorship year
  • regular supervision
  • yearly appraisals
  • comprehensive training opportunities
  • robust support from the OT professional group
  • Numerous staff benefits linked to working for HPFT

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Summary:To provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions for the specified service user group, to carry a caseload as a member of the MDT and to develop the occupational therapy service provision within the setting.

All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION TRAINING Essential
  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration (or applied for)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and associated packages
Desirable
  • Membership of RCOT
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability
  • Training in the use of the Model of Human Occupation in practice areas
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Application of the OT process and use of functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Working knowledge of Recovery principles and how these relate to OT
  • Working knowledge of standardised assessment and outcome measures appropriate to area of practice
  • Experience of the application of an OT model in practice
Desirable
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of leading a range of groups and 1:1 interventions in a health or social care setting
SKILLS KNOWLEDGE and ABILITY Essential
  • Knowledge of key policy, health legislation and guidelines which impact on OT practice
  • Ability to provide and receive sensitive and difficult information regarding services users care and social situation
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal
  • Applied knowledge and understanding and ability to use a range of communication skills to overcome barriers to engagement
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Knowledge of and effective use of appropriate professional relationships and boundaries
  • Ability to grade and adapt practical skills
  • Training and presentation skills
ANALYTICAL SKILLS Essential
  • Creative problem solving and clinical judgement skills
  • Ability to understand ,respond and adjust appropriately to the changing needs of service users
  • Well-developed Observational skills
  • Knowledge and experience of using the range of Model of Human Occupation Assessment tools and other OT related OT.
  • Ability to Critically evaluate group interventions and outcomes
  • Ability to use case formulation to guide OT intervention plan
Desirable
  • Involvement in outcome measures, audit and promotion of Occupational Therapy


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