Senior Occupational Therapist

Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ludlow
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:o 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.o Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matterso In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform changeo The opportunity to purchase additional annual leaveo Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)o Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programso Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)o Child Care Vouchers Schemeo Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveyso NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and forward thinking Senior Occupational Therapist to join our newly developed Community Mental Health Team serving the South of Shropshire.

We offer flexible working and the successful post holder will be able to choose there preferred base Bridgnorth or Ludlow and flexible working hours could also be considered

Main duties of the job

Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes specialist assessment (within service specification), care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans (Care Programme Approach).

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.

Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.

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 individual's abilities.

Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition

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.

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 and RCOT guidance including other relevant local and national documentation.

About us

The South Shropshire Mental Health Team is a newly formed developing team aiming to work towards improving the mental health and wellbeing of our population in South Shropshire.

We are one of the smallest Community Teams in Shropshire allowing time to step into and learn new roles away from the pressure of busier city centre areas. We also support a learning environment and once settled in post would look at training needs with the successful candidate in order to develop a wider skill set including leadership skills for any candidate wishing to progress their career.

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) 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.

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

JOB DETAILS

JOB TITLE: Specialist Occupational Therapist

BAND: 6

HOURS: 37.5

DEPARTMENT: South Shropshire Mental Health Team

RESPONSIBLE FOR:
  • Working in an identified adult community mental health team, with the flexibility of working across teams, dependent on skill and service need.
  • Delivering a high quality clinical service to patients and their families.
  • Managing a complex caseload and responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of other team members where identified.
  • The post holder will be responsible for providing the Occupational Therapy process to the community mental health team.
  • Delivering Occupational Therapy interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health related difficulties.

  • WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

    INTERNAL: Multi-disciplinary team members, adult mental health pathway team members

    EXTERNAL: Patients, carers, relatives, local authority, other healthcare providers, statutory bodies, voluntary sector, Higher Education Institutes/Further Education

    JOB PURPOSE

    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 who are referred into the service 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 the community mental health service and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes specialist assessment (within service specification), care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans (Care Programme Approach).
    • 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.
    • Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
    • 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 on patient condition
    • 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 Pathway Manager) 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 and RCOT guidance including other relevant local and national documentation.

    The post will offer a wide variety offering the opportunity to:-

    Key Work a Group of Patients providing recovery focused interventions to help a person work toward their own recovery

    Take a Lead in providing Occupational Therapy Assessments to guide Individualised plans of care for other team members including support workers to follow

    Opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of mental health conditions including Psychosis, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders

    Work with Carers and families to ensure high quality inclusive care

    Opportunity to work alongside other Professionals at both Primary and Secondary care to ensure consistency in care for our service users

    Work towards building relationships with the Voluntary sector and in particular Social Prescribers to help promote healthy lifestyles our service users and families

    Provide Supervision for junior staff

    Promote the role of Occupational Therapy both within the team and when necessary at Regional and National Events

    Champion Occupational Therapy within the South Shropshire Collective Leadership Team

    Person Specification Knowledge Essential
    • Registered Professional
    • Post Registration Skills based Training
    Experience Essential
    • Post Registration experience in a community health setting
    Desirable
    • Experience in a mental health setting


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