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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Dartford Kent
Salary
£46,836 to £52,849 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Oxleas NHS Foundation is proud to be part of the South London Partnership (SLP) Forensic Programme along with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and South West London and St George's NHS Trust as an NHS England New Model of Care. One of the aspirations of the SLP is to strengthen the interface between the forensic acute inpatient men's service enabling a smooth transition and improved experience in South London by actively linking in with prison healthcare.

In response to this, Oxleas is seeking a Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist to be based on at The Bracton Centre, a medium secure hospital in Dartford, Kent. The Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist will provide specialist occupational therapy assessment, treatment and interventions individually and in groups with responsibility for providing clinical supervision of junior colleagues and students. In addition to this the post holder will deputise for the Band 8a Lead Occupational Therapist.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage a complex clinical caseload
  • Work as a member of the multi-professional team and proactively support the NHSE&I safe staffing initiative
  • Lead on the development of evidence-based OT practice
  • Provide OT specific assessment & interventions via groups & individual work related to self-care, work and leisure
  • Lead on service development
  • Lead and participate in research/audit/quality improvement activities
  • Supervise the work of junior staff including OT students on clinical placement
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and management plans
  • Provide specialist OT advice to the multi-professional team
  • Work independently without direct supervision
  • Be an OT specialist and have in-depth knowledge of OT assessment and interventions for the service user group
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust wide OT service
  • Work within the social inclusion and recovery agenda
  • Deputise for the Band 8a Lead Occupational Therapist


About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description Job responsibilities

  • Manage a complex clinical caseload
  • Work as a member of the multi-professional team and proactively support the NHSE&I safe staffing initiative
  • Lead on the development of evidence-based OT practice
  • Provide OT specific assessment & interventions via groups & individual work related to self-care, work and leisure
  • Lead on service development
  • Lead and participate in research/audit/quality improvement activities
  • Supervise the work of junior staff including OT students on clinical placement
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and management plans
  • Provide specialist OT advice to the multi-professional team
  • Work independently without direct supervision
  • Be an OT specialist and have in-depth knowledge of OT assessment and interventions for the service user group
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust wide OT service
  • Work within the social inclusion and recovery agenda
  • Deputise for the Band 8a Lead Occupational Therapist


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registration
Experience Essential
  • Significant clinical experience in secure setting
Leadership Essential
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership skills


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