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Occupational Therapist (PBS Lead)

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Epsom
Salary
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Intensive Support Service Band 7 Occupational Therapist

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated Occupational Therapist to join the Intensive Support Service. This role would also require you to work in the Inpatient Unit based in Epsom.

The Intensive Support Service is a forward-thinking team, created in response to the Transforming Care agenda. We support people with learning disabilities and complex needs, within the community and inpatient settings.

Working as a key member of the clinical team in the Intensive Support Service, you will utilise your assessment and intervention skills to deliver group and individual interventions. You will also be using skills in providing training and consultation.

You will be part of an Occupational Therapy team who are committed to leading and developing innovative ways of ensuring the occupational needs of people who use our services are a key component of high-quality service delivery.

The post-holder would need to hold a full driving license and be prepared to travel to locations across the Trust.

For further details please contact Selven Daniel, Senior Clinical Lead for Deacon / Intensive Support Service 01372 206305 Selven.Daniel@sabp.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

To ensure that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities are communicated to team manager / professional lead/ care practitioner. To positively contribute to divisional developments in relation to occupational therapy practice.

Participate in a variety of meetings relating to the service including Transforming Care Response group and Care & Treatment reviews.

To demonstrate expertise and specialist occupational therapy skills in areas such as occupational engagement, environmental adaptation, development and maintenance of skills needed for living an ordinary life.

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To practice within the Positive Behaviour Support framework.

To carry out comprehensive assessments, plan implement and evaluate delivery of occupational therapy interventions as part of a holistic approach.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

Occupational Therapist AFC Band 7

Key Responsibilities

Leadership

To plan and deliver a highly specialist occupational therapy service (in leadership or advanced therapy role) and to oversee its clinical governance.

To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team and service area.

To work with the other professional PBS Leads to lead the development of PBS practice in the learning disabilities division.

To work with the other professional PBS Leads to contribute to the development of PBS practice across Surrey.

To lead in the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of all occupational therapy staff.

To ensure that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities are communicated to service commissioners and providers. To positively contribute to divisional developments in relation to occupational therapy practice. To advocate and represent the service.

To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding occupational therapy recruitment.

To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future developments.

Clinical

To demonstrate highly specialist expertise and specialist occupational therapy skills in areas such as occupational engagement, environmental adaptation, development and maintenance of skills needed for living an ordinary life.

To have an excellent knowledge of occupational therapy models and frame of references

To provide high quality and comprehensive occupational therapy assessments for people who access the service, adapting the approach as and when needed.

To provide high quality and comprehensive occupational therapy assessments for people who access the service, adapting the approach as and when needed.

To provide evidence based and outcome measured occupational therapy interventions (individual and group), as outlined in the occupational therapy pathway.

To use highly effective clinical reasoning and formulation skills to devise person-centred occupational therapy care plans, alongside people who access services and their carers/supporters/family members (where appropriate).

To evaluate the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To practice within the Positive Behaviour Support framework.

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

To act in a Care Co-ordinator role for people with learning disabilities on Care Programme Approach (CPA) as appropriate to Trust policy.

To contribute and attend LEAP reviews and meetings as required.

To work in partnership with acute and primary care services and other healthcare providers.

Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their families.

Professional

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005).

To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation. To carry out professional responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other relevant legislation.

To act as practice assessor/supervisor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements. To participate in new staff induction.

To research national best practice and enable services to benchmark practice against nationally recognised standards - in partnership with people with learning disabilities.

To participate in developing and conducting clinical audit and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within the learning disability field.

To lead in quality assurance activities as required.

To develop, implement and monitor interventions driven by government initiatives e.g. Transforming Care, LD Mortality review to promote positive health gains for clients.

Develop and provide a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications required
  • Occupational Therapy profession qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience required
  • 3 years of relevant post qualification clinical experience.
  • Experience of contributing to service development / project work.
  • Experience of supervising support workers.
  • Experience / Interest/skill in specialist area.


Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
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
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Address
Ramsay House

Richmond Crescent

Epsom

Surrey

KT19 8PH

Employer's website
https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)

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325-C9325-23-4199
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