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Senior Practitioner - Occupational Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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This is an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Intensive Home Treat Team based in ACMH - IHTT Airedale

We are looking for someone to provide a high standard of care for service users within the Acute Community Services in Bradford.

You will be involved in the development of an innovative and tailored Occupational Therapy services to support adults, including older age adults, within an acute mental health setting.

As an Occupational therapist you will be providing clinical risk and mental health assessments, formulations and short-term contingency planning for people presenting in mental health crisis as well as Occupational Therapy assessments. Working within the community, you will provide a range of face-to-face brief, solution focused interventions empowering service users, carers and their families in decision making and signpost to a range of health and social care resources for support.

Closing Date: 1st February 2023

Shortlisting Date: 2nd February 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

  • Responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of care and treatment interventions for individual patients within the Acute Community Services, including, older adult service users.
  • Act as the Clinical Practitioner within a shift to ensure that the care of patients is of the highest standard.
  • The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care, the implementation and evaluation of these programmes.
  • Support the Team Manager and Senior Practitioner to meet quality standards, implement policy & procedure.
  • Manage a clinical caseload from the Acute Mental Health Adult Care Service under the supervision of a Senior Occupational Therapist.
  • Formulate and deliver interventions to meet functional, occupational, & environmental needs in negotiation with the Service User and in liaison with Care Navigator, Carers and relevant others,
  • Work within the occupational therapy process utilising specialist standardised assessments where appropriate.
  • Carry out holistic assessments, individual or group interventions in the most appropriate environmental setting e.g. hospital, community, home, workplace to facilitate seamless continuation of care.
  • Support recovery, social inclusion, maintenance or development of roles and responsibilities within the domains of self care productivity or leisure. Promote and maximise potential for independence.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Additional cost of living payments for bands 1 - 7

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent pre-registration award in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered (or pending registration) with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Practice Placement Educator training
Experience Essential
  • Experience in relevant area of Mental Health in field of practice
  • Knowledge of evidence based models of practice, assessments and interventions and strong reflective practice and clinical reasoning skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in supervision and leadership with registered and non-registered staff and students.
  • Experience in staff appraisal, supervision and staff development.
  • Experience/knowledge of mental health needs and associated difficulties in older age adults

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