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Band 5-6 Occupational Therapy Development Post

Employer
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Derby
Salary
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting new developmental role has been created within Adult Acute Inpatient at the Radbourne Unit. The post holder will be appointed at Band 5 and will participate in a structured developmental programme with regular reviews to fulfil learning to progress to Band 6.

The post holder will support the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in their development of clinical service mechanisms and may include assuming the full range of responsibilities and accountabilities in their absence. The post holder will present a professional image of Occupational Therapy to promote a positive image for the Trust to service users, carers, and the community.

Within the role, the individual will need to have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and deliver a clear Occupational Therapy service on the ward for patientswho are acutely unwell. This will also require them to work a flexible shift pattern over a seven-day period, ensuring service user needs are met.

Due to the challenges of working in an acute inpatient environment, there may be periods during your working week whereby you will be supporting shared tasks alongside nursing colleagues and contribute towards the overall running of the service.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide a professional role model for the delivery of high-quality occupational therapy, working as a member of the multi-disciplinary team alongside other occupational therapists and assistants.
  • Have a clinical profile that includes the provision of individual treatment, as well as having a global overview of interventions and clinical activities within the team.
  • Conduct rigorous occupational and environmental analyses ensuring that appropriate evidence based clinical risk assessments are undertaken, and that findings are reported to the team and the referring agency.
  • Provide individual and / or group interventions, assist the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in reviewing practice and developing interventions in line with current evidence base and national guidance.
  • Develop the ability to proactively manage conflict within a multi-professional team, ensuring the needs of service users are maintained.
  • Support the development and delivery of the clinical governance agenda / plan in consultation with the Ward Manager and Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapist.
  • Develop the ability to facilitate evidence-based standards of treatment that include service users, carers, and team members.


About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities


Job description Job responsibilities

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[ For further detailed information about the main aspects of the role, please see full job description]
  • The post holder will provide a professional role model for the delivery of high-quality occupational therapy, working as a member of the multi-disciplinary team alongside other occupational therapists and assistants.
  • Have a clinical profile that includes the provision of individual treatment, as well as having a global overview of interventions and clinical activities within the team.
  • Act as a resource for the service, advising staff regarding occupational therapy approaches in the treatment of people with acute mental health problems, focussing primarily on the assessment of functional needs.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of advances in occupational therapy practice or theory and act as the catalyst for innovation.
  • Ensure evidence-based practice and research awareness is used as the foundation for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of occupational therapy.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in the acute setting, ensuring this is disseminated in a constructive and effective way in the context of the recovery philosophy and the social inclusion agenda
  • Actively manage own workload, effectively and efficiently prioritising competing demands
  • Implement clear referral systems and care pathways for the occupational service, prioritising clients according to occupational need
  • Conduct rigorous occupational and environmental analyses ensuring that appropriate evidence based clinical risk assessments are undertaken, and that findings are reported to the team and the referring agency.
  • Assess the needs of service users in complex situations using professional knowledge, judgements, and skills to account for decisions made
  • Ensure all service users have an up-to-date occupational therapy plan that has been negotiated with the service user to meet their individual occupational needs.
  • Facilitate service user responsibility and choices for occupational participation, and the ability to determine their own lifestyle within the context of health promotion and maintaining an awareness of vocational rehabilitation.
  • Provide individual and / or group interventions, assist the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in reviewing practice and developing interventions in line with current evidence base and national guidance.
  • Ensure that occupational needs of service users are regularly reviewed and report any changes in occupational functioning that may indicate either positive or negative effects of treatment.
  • Develop the ability to implement an effective communication system for the co-ordination of care and ensure Trust professional guidelines for record-keeping are maintained
  • Collaborate with all providers of care throughout the health community who are involved in planning, delivering, and evaluating care, working flexibly in accordance with the needs of service-users and the service.
  • Use innovative approaches and outcome measures to ensure that treatment is evaluated and reviewed according to service user needs and / or perspectives.
  • Ensure that assessment and treatment is person centred ensuring the gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, cultural, and spiritual needs of service users are adhered to.
  • Promote service user and carer involvement, ensuring that autonomy and choice are embedded into the philosophy of the Team.
  • Support the Care Programme Approach including enabling service users / carers / significant others to become involved in decision making processes for the implementation and evaluation of treatment.
  • Ensure a multi-professional / agency approach to care is promoted and maintained, valuing the interface of professional roles and responsibilities.
  • Use effective interpersonal skills that relate to service users, carers and team members on an equal and respectful basis.
  • Develop and maintain links with other occupational therapists in the Trust and participate in the development of the occupational therapy structure, attending appropriate staff meetings
  • Ensure the Trust Policy for Clinical Supervision is implemented, and a high level of personal and professional performance is achieved, providing, and receiving Clinical Supervision
  • Proactively explore opportunities for developing reflective practice within the Team.
  • In collaboration with the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, ensure good practice is maintained by challenging practice that requires change or development or that does not meet required standards.
  • The post holder will be aware of and work within all legislative requirements relevant to occupational therapy (Mental Health Act, Code of Practice, Human Rights Act, Disability Discrimination Act etc), and ensure that Child and Adult protection procedures are followed
  • Exercise professional accountability and responsibility, considering the actions of other professionals who are responsible / accountable to you.


  • Person Specification Education Essential
    • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
    • HPC registration
    • Evidence of CPD / learning
    • Minimum of 1 year post registration experience
    Desirable
    • L' Apple / Equiv / field work educators
    • AMPS
    Skills and Experience Essential
    • Post registration experience of working in mental health
    • Working to the recovery approach
    • Flexible, planning, organisational skills,
    • Knowledge of OT Model e.g. MOHO
    • Assessment, treatment planning, goal setting,
    • Evidence of facilitating 1-1 and group work
    • Evidence of leadership skills
    Desirable
    • Experience of day to day supervision of junior staff


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    383-ACA-5104-22-B

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