We are delighted to be advertising this exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic occupational therapist to join Greenwich East Community Mental Health Team. The post is within the Intensive Care Psychosis Pathway Team. The role will involve working as an occupational therapist, within our multi-disciplinary team, alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, employment workers and our admin team. The successful applicant will be working alongside our senior Occupational Therapist to support and further develop core interventions for our service users.
Applications are welcomed from newly qualified occupational therapists with an interest in mental health and community working. Although mental health experience may be beneficial, it is not essential. CPD for Band 5 occupational therapy staff includes Statutory Induction, Preceptorship programme, Band 5 support group and Occupational Therapy specific training days. There is an active CPD programme which includes regular professional supervision and appraisals and dedicated CPD time.
The East Locality Mental Health Team operates from its main base in Woolwich which serves an identified catchment area within Woolwich, Plumstead, Thamesmead and Abbey Wood. Our centre is staffed from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.
Main duties of the job
You will work with specific OT cases providing a high standard of service user focused assessments and interventions around occupational roles.
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.
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 undertake occupational therapy assessments for referrals to the service, addressing occupational performance strengths and needs in relation to service user goals.
- To work with a designated caseload of service users to identify goals of O.T care plans ensuring compatibility with the overall care plan.
- To carry out clinical practice in groups or with individuals using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals, enabling the service user in areas of self -maintenance, productivity and leisure.
- To carry out clinical practice in relation to best available evidence.
- To promote a recovery approach with service users and frame clinical work within this context.
- To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention.
- To implement risk management plans in accordance with Trust guidelines and completed risk assessments.
- To demonstrate and apply a broad level of understanding of the effects and social context of mental illness.
Person Specification Registration Essential
- Are you registered with the HCPC ?
- Do you hold a relevant degree or graduate diploma as required by Person Specification ?
- Have you previous experience of working in community mental health setting
- oInterest and experience of undertaking audit, research.
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