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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava scheme

Main duties of the job

An interesting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our adult acute mental health team.

Within this post you will work as part of the inpatient ward team and work in partnership with community services, other non-statutory agencies, relatives and carers. You will be working in a robust and supportive multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a variety of specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and mental health interventions, leading on the Occupational Therapy contribution to: assessment, interventions, care planning and evaluation.

The overall purpose of the post holder is to ensure that individuals have their occupational needs assessed and interventions/recommendations are identified to meet these needs and that these are incorporated into an overall formulation of need and appropriate plan of care. The post holder will also be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals working within in-patient mental health and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate.

The AHP team have a focus towards exciting initiatives focused towards implementing a sensory integration approach and utilising sensory stategies . This provides opportunities for personal development and training opportunities.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes specialist assessment, care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans.
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Deliver a range of non-pharmacological interventions following specific Occupational Therapy assessments to enable understanding of any expression of an unmet need and to maximise an individuals abilities.
  • Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing
  • Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of interventions, as part of the care planning and evaluation process.
  • Support in the provision of formal and informal training of pre/post registration students, staff members, carers and service users.
  • Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
  • Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the department (as set by the ward Manager/ collective leadership) are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.
  • The post holder will be required to work within the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Ethics and Professional Code of Conduct, and Core Standards for Occupational Therapists.
  • Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.
  • To ensure care is provided in line with NICE Guidance, RCOT Mental Health Strategy including other relevant local and national documentation.

Person Specification Professional registration Essential
  • Eligible to register with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Degree/masters in Occupational Therapy
Mentorship Essential
  • Mentorship skills or qualification
Experience Desirable
  • Experience of working within Acute Mental Health Inpatient wards
Leadership Desirable
  • Experience of Leadership or have a Leadership Qualification
Evidence of continual CPD Essential
  • Evidence of continued CPD

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