Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in our Working Age Adults Mental Health inpatient unit at Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford. This post is a permanent post and 37.5 hours per week.
Our Service is committed to working in partnership to deliver high quality care and a recovery-based approach to mental health services. We use the Model of Human Occupation to guide all our occupational therapy assessments and interventions.
The occupational therapy leadership team is committed to an extensive, co-ordinated CPD programme including a robust supervision structure, care group meetings, Trust wide and core competence training, and an annual conference. Staff are valued for their expertise in occupationally focused interventions and specialist group therapy.
We offer a structured and well supported Occupational Therapy Development Programme. This innovative scheme offers a development pathway for new graduates and more experienced Occupational Therapists to become skilled specialist clinicians with a good range of knowledge and understanding.
The Development Pathway includes:
Core skills training
Attendance at the OT Forum (CPD event)
Main duties of the job
The post is suitable if you have previous experience working in mental health. You will be very committed to the processes that promote the individuals recovery. The role includes completing high quality, evidenced based occupational therapy assessments and interventions. The role involves working with people individually and within a group setting. The post holder will also have knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation.
The ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience of supervising teams in a busy environment and have a passion for working with people who are acutely unwell. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
You would be working alongside one other Occupational Therapist but will be working within a Therapy Team (e.g. OT Apprentice, Psychologists, Diversional Activity Coordinators, a Dietitian and a well-being and fitness instructor etc) as well as other key MDT members in the Acute Care Service.
If you would like any further information, please contact Michelle Marland on 07879488043
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby. Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received. Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Job description Job responsibilities
1. To provide high quality and evidence based occupational therapy assessment and interventions, both group and individual, to people who access services and their carers/supporters/family members, in line with the occupational therapy pathways.
2. To communicate effectively with people who access services, carers, the multi-disciplinary team and when appropriate outside agencies.
3. To contribute to the generic functioning of the team.
4. To provide supervision and mentoring to more junior occupational therapists, occupational therapy apprenticeships, support workers and activities coordinators (as appropriate)
5. To provide occupational therapy student placements.
6. To contribute to service development and audits.
7. To take on the role of lead professional as appropriate.
The job will be within our Acute Therapy and Diversional Activity service and be based at Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford. The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service.
Occupational Therapy professional qualification
Completion of a Fieldwork Educators course
Relevant post qualification clinical experience
Experience of using multiple occupational frames of reference and approaches
Experience of using relevant occupational therapy assessment and implementing interventions
Experience in applying knowledge of the impact of health and disability on occupational performance, participation and identity
Evidence of an interest and skills in specialist area
Evidence of clinical reasoning skills
UK driving license and access to a car for work purposes
Experience of contributing to service development/project work
Experience as a supervisor
Experience of group facilitation
Experience of supporting students on placement
Suitable for someone who is creative and passionate about working with individuals in a person centred, compassionate and inclusive way to enable individuals to reach their goals.
To contribute to service development and audits.
To provide supervision (if relevant to post) and mentoring to junior occupational therapy staff, occupational therapy apprentices, activity coordinators and support workers.
To represent occupational therapy within the multi-disciplinary team and locality/sector/wider divisional meetings.
To advocate and promote occupational therapy within the Trust.
To support the delivery of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities within services and divisions.
To provide clinical placements for occupational therapy students.
To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.
To lead on project work relevant to the team/service, with support from the Lead Occupational Therapist.
To assist in appropriate staff recruitment and induction and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding occupational therapy recruitment.
To demonstrate expertise and specialist occupational therapy skills in areas such as occupational identity and competency, occupational engagement, environmental adaptation, volition, development and maintenance of occupational skills.
To provide high quality occupational therapy assessments for people who access the service, adapting the approach as and when needed.
To provide evidence based and outcome measured occupational therapy interventions (individual and group), as outlined in the occupational therapy pathway.
To use effective clinical reasoning and formulation skills to devise person-centred occupational therapy care plans, alongside people who access services and their carers/supporters/family members (where appropriate).
To evaluate the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions.
To complete comprehensive risk assessment and management plans, raising safeguarding concerns in line with Trust policy.
To keep up to date with current evidence-based practice, research and National guidelines within your clinical area.
To act as the lead professional or care coordinator for people who access services for the duration of their occupational therapy assessment and/or intervention.
To utilise therapeutic use of self skills when providing occupational therapy interventions.
To understand group theory and system dynamics and how these impact on delivering services.
To communicate complex and challenging issues in an effective and compassionate way with people who access services, carers/family members/supporters, other clinicians and agencies/services.
To effectively manage a caseload with people who have complex needs.
To be compassionate, inclusive and understanding of the needs of people who access services, carers/supporter/family members.
To work in partnership with other community services and providers.
To have excellent time management skills and be able to independently manage occupational therapy referrals, triages and own caseload.
To prescribe equipment, in line with the equipment protocol inpatient services only
To undertake violence reduction training to develop skills to be able to respond to local alarms and emergency situations when raised, assisting with restraints to keep people on the wards safe.
Use Violence Reduction techniques and de-escalation skills in managing own safety on the unit
Show empathy and reassurance to patients, carers and relatives when imparting sensitive information
To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures.
To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005).
To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.
To engage in your own CPD to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality occupational therapy assessments and interventions.
To document assessments, interventions, evaluations and progress notes in a clear, timely and professional manner, in line with Trust policy.
To actively engage in your own supervision and appraisal.
To ensure confidentially in line with the Trusts policies and procedures
To contribute to a healthy and safe working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations and Trust policies.
To practice within the Positive Risk-Taking Framework.
To be the lead professional when delivering generic work, such as risk management, referring to specialist services, stabilisation, low intensity interventions, to people who access services with have complex needs.Please refer to Job Description attached for full informaiton
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Occupational Therapy professional qualification
- Completion of a Fieldwork Educators course
- Relevant post qualification clinical experience
- Experience of using multiple occupational frames of reference and approaches
- Experience of using relevant occupational therapy assessment and implementing interventions
- Experience in applying knowledge of the impact of health and disability on occupational performance, participation and identity
- Evidence of an interest and skills in specialist area
- Evidence of clinical reasoning skills
- UK driving license and access to a car for work purposes
- Experience of contributing to service development/project work
- Experience as a supervisor
- Experience of group facilitation
- Experience of supporting students on placement
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