Occupational Therapist

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annuam
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are seeking to recruit a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team at Park House Hospital, North Manchester. Park House is an adult inpatient mental health unit which provides inpatient care to services users with acute and complex mental health needs. The post holder will work proactively as a member of a multidisciplinary team on the acute inpatient wards for clients with complex mental and physical health needs providing an Occupational Therapy Service. They will work with the multidisciplinary team to create and maintain an environment that supports social participation, health promotion and inclusion, with access to resources and facilities required to achieve this. This will include identifying and developing links with other agencies.To be successful in this role you will need good communication skills, be flexible, organised and highly motivated. You will need the ability to build effective working relationships and be able to demonstrate a commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice.

Main duties of the job

To manage a defined caseload of service users from the adult in-patient mental health service under the supervision of a senior Occupational Therapist. The post holder will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other agencies and services, in line with the Care Programme Approach to promote recovery and social inclusion.

To apply person centred principles and evidence-based practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions. To carry out interventions in hospital and in the community including home visits.

About us

Trust Summary:

Greater Manchester Mental Health is an award winning Trust, providing health and social care services. The Trust operates district community and inpatient mental health services in Bolton, Salford and Trafford as well as specialist mental health services across the North West. We also offer local alcohol and drug services throughout several boroughs of Greater Manchester and Lancashire, as well as regional inpatient services.



The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people who have experienced mental health problems. Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached below and that your supporting information reflects this, as your application will be judged against these criteria.

All successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post. Please note that we would be grateful if you could provide us with email addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form.

All Trust employees are required to adhere to the principles of effective and safe safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. You will be responsible for the quality of data in use by the organisation and its partners, whether this be inputting, checking, reporting, written or verbal.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Description

Post Title

Occupational Therapist

Band

5

Directorate

Adult Inpatient Acute Services

Location/Base

Park House, North Manchester General Hospital

Responsible to

Occupational Therapy Manager

Accountable to

Clinical Services Manager
Job Summary/Purpose

To manage a defined caseload of service users from the adult in-patient mental health service under the supervision of a senior Occupational Therapist. The post holder will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other agencies and services, in line with the Care Programme Approach to promote recovery and social inclusion.

To apply person centred principles and evidence-based practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions. To carry out interventions in hospital and in the community including home visits.




Main Duties & Responsibilities

Heading
Duty/Responsibility


Management



Demonstrate an awareness of the Trusts policies, procedures and protocols.

Demonstrate efficient use of resources.

As part of the occupational therapy service, collate new referrals, participate in the prioritisation process and accept in accordance with the occupational therapy service specification.

Report immediately any complaints, incidents and other untoward occurrences.

To review and reflect on own practice and performance through the effective use of professional and operational supervision and Personal Development Review (PDR/Appraisals process)

As part of the team be responsible for maintaining stock and the responsible use of petty cash.

Responding flexibly to the needs of the service within core working hours, with additional hours worked as required.



Clinical



To select and apply specialist evidence based occupational therapy assessments for the designated case load, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits.

To assess, plan, prioritize, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions to meet service user needs.

To work in collaboration with service users to develop occupational therapy goals as part of the CPA care plan.

To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for clients in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of interventions and client progress.

As part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team offer a unique professional perspective to decision making and care planning.

Contribute the unique occupational therapy perspective to assist the diagnosis of service users.

Enable service users and carers to take an active role in care given.

To promote social inclusion by enabling the service user to reach their maximum potential promoting access to mainstream activities where possible.

To report occupational therapy recommendations to relevant stake holders to inform effective discharge plans in line with the CPA.

Interventions should reflect the service users values, cultural and religious diversity.

Apply theoretical knowledge of psychology, sociology and physical science assessing, planning and implementing interventions.

To apply a recognised model of occupational therapy practice.

To work in a variety of settings including the inpatient service, the service users home and the wider community adhering to the occupational therapy inpatient service lone working protocol.

Will undertake prevention and managing of violence and aggression training (PMVA).



Communication



To provide and receive complex, sensitive information ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Maintain effective communication with service users, carers and other disciplines adapting communication style as necessary.

Enter all records onto computerised clinical record system (PARIS).

Ensure high standards of documentation are maintained on all aspects of care in line with the Trust record management policy and COT standards.

Audit, Research and Development



To participate in the planning, evaluation and audit of practice, pathways and protocols within your area.

To contribute to the teams clinical governance arrangements and quality agenda.

To demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current research, apply them to practice and disseminate findings at a local level.

Professional



To comply with the COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 2005 and Professional standards for occupational therapy practice 2003.

Participate in the clinical and professional supervision and peer development group.

Comply with the requirements of the Health Care Professions Council.

Education



Ensure Continued Professional Development and ongoing personal development through participating in internal and external development opportunities, recording learning outcomes in a portfolio.

Participate in internal and external development opportunities dictated by service and service user needs.

To promote the role of the occupational therapist by demonstrating good occupational therapy practice and through the education of others.



Trust Mandatory On-going Requirements - to be met by the candidate after commencing in post, these will not be assessed at the recruitment stage

To undertake any other reasonable duty, when requested to do so by an appropriate Trust manager.

To understand and comply with all Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

To understand the Trusts Strategic Goals and how you can support them.

To understand the need to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and adhere to all principles in effective safeguarding.

To carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity and dignity in care/work policies and principles

To avoid unlawful discriminatory behaviour and actions when dealing with the colleagues, services users, members of the public and all stakeholders.

To access only information, where paper, electronic, or, in another media, which is authorised to you as part of the duties of your role.

Not to communicate to anyone inside or outside the NHS, information relating to patients, services users, staff, contractors or any information of a commercially sensitive nature, unless done in the normal course of carrying out the duties of the post and with appropriate permission.

To maintain high standards of quality in corporate and clinical record keeping ensuring information is always recorded accurately, appropriately and kept up to date.

To ensure their day to day activities embrace sustainability and reduce the impact upon the environment by minimising waste and maximising recycling; saving energy; minimising water usage and reporting electrical faults, water leakages or other environmental concerns to the facilities department or their line manager.

Take reasonable care of the health and safety of yourself and other persons

To contribute to the control of risk and to report any incident, accident or near miss

To protect service users, visitors and employees against the risk of acquiring health care associated infections.

To take responsibility for your own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn in line with appraisal and supervision.



:

Informal contact name:



Hesmita Patel (Occupational Therapy Team Manager)

Email: hesmita.patel@gmmh.nhs.uk

Telephone: 0161 271 0330 on Team)

/hesmita.patel@gmmh.nhs.uk



Closing Date:

Shortlisting Date:

Interview Date:



Trust Summary:

Greater Manchester Mental Health is an award winning Trust, providing health and social care services. The Trust operates district community and inpatient mental health services in Bolton, Salford and Trafford as well as specialist mental health services across the North West. We also offer local alcohol and drug services throughout several boroughs of Greater Manchester and Lancashire, as well as regional inpatient services.



Mandatory Statements

This vacancy may be closed early if sufficient applications have been received.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people who have experienced mental health problems. Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached below and that your supporting information reflects this, as your application will be judged against these criteria.

All successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post. Please note that we would be grateful if you could provide us with email addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form.

All Trust employees are required to adhere to the principles of effective and safe safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. You will be responsible for the quality of data in use by the organisation and its partners, whether this be inputting, checking, reporting, written or verbal.

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave

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