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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Specialist Occupational Therapist in TEWV you will manage a complex caseload independently, assessing occupational performance and delivering specialist occupational interventions, always demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values and operating as a leader in the team, service and organisation.

Main duties of the job

  • Occupationally focused assessments and interventions will be delivered as part of a dynamic service delivery model that has a strong commitment to collaborative working at its core whilst recognising the unique skills of all professional groups represented in the team.
  • Additional focus is on delivering high quality evidence based services that support recovery, occupational formulation and occupational engagement. The delivery of 1:1 and group interventions that are occupationally focused is required.
  • To be responsible for receiving requests for occupational therapy, triaging and prioritising these, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions to address key occupational areas of self care, productivity and leisure.
  • to use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated occupational goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.
  • To participate in clinical/professional and management supervision
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working
  • To contribute to and lead on service improvement and quality initiatives
  • To use the Trust electronic patient record system
  • To abide by all Trust policies and procedures
  • To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident and enthusiastic B6 Occupational Therapists to join our team, on a full time basis (37.5 hours per week) working with people presenting with complex needs as part the 'Middlesbrough Occupational Therapy Hub'. The clinical area is Adult Mental Health

Assessments and interventions will be completed as part of dynamic multi-disciplinary team. There is a strong commitment to the central premise of occupational therapists delivering occupational therapy. A commitment to occupational formulation, and the delivery of 1:1 and group interventions that are occupationally focused is required.

The post will offer varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Well defined supervision systems are in place.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

The post holder will provide evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and interventions as part of the OT Pathway linked to Adult Mental Health , and offer input to individuals, their families and carers.

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with service users as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the supervising Occupational Therapist as identified by the relevant Lead OT. The postholder will attend OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core occupational therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal.

The B6 posts in the Middlesbrough OT Hub are supported by B7 Supervision with OT assistants in place to ensure that role fidelity is maintained and that each member of the team is working to their optimum. Successful candidates will be responsible for their own caseloads and will fully interface with the team via formal and informal supervision, team huddles & interface with the MDT via all clinical forums available.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Successful completion of preceptorship year as a graduate occupational therapist (or equivalent in non-NHS sectors)
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of delivering Occupational Therapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs
  • Experience of supervising students on placement
  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance activities
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
  • Day to day supervision of staff
Knowledge Essential
  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Legal aspects of Moving and Handling
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Significant knowledge to post-graduate level of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area
  • Significant knowledge of evidence based practice in designated specialist area
  • Research and development methodology
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Solve complex clinical problems
  • Record keeping and report writing
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Motivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team
  • Delegate tasks appropriately
  • Apply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings
Personal attributes Essential
  • Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently as appropriate to the band

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