Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time) + High Secure Allowance £4,012
Closing date
5 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to service re-structuring and retirement we have two exciting band 7 Occupational Therapist roles available. This is a unique opportunity to lead and shape occupational therapy within Rampton High Secure Hospital. The roles will lead either the National High secure services for men with Learning Disabilities and Women's services, OR male Mental Illness and Personality Disorder.

You will be a clinical leader in the Therapies and Education Service (TES). TES is an innovative therapy service comprising of OTs, technical instructors, therapeutic involvement workers, education staff, SLTs, health and fitness, vocational staff and peer support workers.

We pride ourselves on individualised patient care, offering a wide range of activity and goal-oriented therapy and activity for all patients in the hospital throughout their recovery journey.

Main duties of the job

The Therapy and Education Service at Rampton Hospital prides itself on providing an effective and needs-led service. We offer a range of occupational, educational and vocational services for patients, and you will play a key role in shaping and leading these services.

You will work closely with day unit Managers and the Occupational Therapy Professional Lead in the clinical leadership of two occupational therapy teams.

You will manage a caseload of complex patients, working within multi-disciplinary teams ensuring that high quality individualized care is provided and delivered.

You will effectively delegate responsibilities within the therapy service.

You will provide specialist advice, support and clinical supervision to other staff and students.

You will have responsibility for practice development within Occupational Therapy and lead on other service and quality improvement initiatives.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

You will receive a comprehensive induction to your role at Rampton Hospital. We will offer you regular clinical and managerial supervision and actively seek opportunities to support your professional development.

Applicants must have a degree/diploma in occupational therapy, registration with the HCPC and significant experience working as a senior therapist in mental health. Usual working hours are Monday to Friday, but applicants must be able to work flexibly to accommodate the needs of the service.

Enquiries and informal visits are encouraged - please contact us.

The post holder is responsible for providing highly specialist assessment, formulation and interventions, requiring advanced clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection, interpretation and analysis.

To promote best and evidence-based practice within the team, innovating practice and service developments and supporting other staff in this.

To over see audit programmes within the team in liaison with the OT manager.

To develop and provide an effective, specialist programme of occupational therapy which will include responsibility for delivery and co-ordination of treatment programmes.

To manage a caseload of complex patients, working within multi-disciplinary teams ensuring that high quality individualized care is provided and delivered.

The post holder will lead on the development and delivery of training and professional mentorship in liaison with the OT Professional Lead.

The post holder will work as part of the wider multi- disciplinary team providing a high quality, effective, accessible, person-centred service.

Person Specification
  • Recognised OT Degree/diploma
  • Professional body registered
  • HCPC Registered

  • Portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD including specialist knowledge of professional interventions and evaluations.
  • Leadership training
  • Clinical educator

  • Post-graduate training specific to client group
  • Relevant Masters modules or completed programme

  • Significant experience working as a senior therapist in mental health
  • Working experience of assessing and managing a complex caseload within mental health
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment and ability to ensure effective risk management strategies within specialism
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working and established interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Experience of designing and delivering different learning and development opportunities for staff teams
  • Experience in developing evaluation/audit tools and resources as part of profession/multi-professional team
  • Experience of leading the clinical and professional development of others including students

  • Experience of leading / managing project work
  • Experience of research, audit, service evaluation and/or quality improvement projects - setting up, evaluating, reporting and application
  • Identifies clinical risks and carries out MDT/ Trust Risk assessments and formulation for individuals, groups or services highlighting needs
  • Experience of collaboration across teams, services, and other stakeholders outside of the Trust

  • Highly specialist applied clinical knowledge
  • Applied knowledge of risk assessment within field of clinical practice
  • Knowledge of National Policy and guidance and impact on local practice
  • Applied leadership knowledge

  • Highly specialist knowledge of how mental and physical health contribute to risk assessment and support management
  • Contributed to regional and national clinical projects and/or strategic work

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences, and in situations
  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Extensive experience of supporting other staff and students
  • Team builder and team member
  • Reflective practitioner
  • IT skills - to support clinical and service needs and developments
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Well organised and able to prioritise caseload
  • Motivated and a motivator
  • Ability to manage own wellbeing with access to supervision to sustain this

  • Experience of managing a project or service initiative

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