West London Forensic Services have an exciting opportunity for a developmental Band 5 Occupational Therapy post based within our Male Adult Medium Secure Services. Within these services, you will have the opportunity to work across Rehab, Acute, Dependency, and Vocational areas. We also have further opportunities to work with forensic our Women's forensic services and Specialist community team. This post is ideal for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and highly motivated Band 5 Occupational Therapist.
This post allows the successful applicant to further develop and consolidate their Occupational Therapy knowledge in a highly supportive environment whilst learning and advancing their skills within the forensic mental health field. This post will allow you to practice the core foundational skills required to become a confident occupational therapist which includes OT-specific groups and assessments.
We provide weekly professional development meetings which include clinical teaching, growing in leadership and service development. We also offer extensive training around our assessment tool and provide newly qualified OTs preceptorship sessions which link in with the wider service and AHP education lead.
Main duties of the job
To provide a client-centred occupational therapy service to a defined caseload of service users, within the local services or forensic division working with multi-disciplinary team members and the occupational therapy team.
To actively develop and implement a framework of care, which reflects a holistic approach to service user needs, and the seven pillars of clinical governance.
To work under the supervision of a senior or head occupational therapist, to apply clinical skills in occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation, which include individual and group orientated approaches.
To contribute to the evaluation and continued development of the occupational therapy service. Main Duties and Responsibilities
To ensure that the professional standards and ethics as set out by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) are adhered to at all times.
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
Job description Job responsibilities
West London Forensic Services have an exciting opportunity for a developmental Band 5 Occupational Therapy post based within our Male Adult Medium Secure Services.
This post allows the successful applicant to further develop and consolidate their Occupational Therapy knowledge in a highly supportive environment whilst learning and advancing their skills within the forensic mental health field.
You will be expected to carry a clinical caseload and provide the OT input on the ward you are working within. You will be required to work as part of the therapy team to provide holistic rehabilitation and discharge planning for our patients. You will work with the B7 OT who is based within the service and be a part of a wider team including, Education tutors, Occupational therapists, OT assistants, Activity Coordinators and Physiotherapists. There is parking onsite and many options for each lunch within your service and locally.
Person Specification quali Essential
- BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
- HCPC Registration
- Work experience in a Health or Social Care or 3rd Sector setting.
- Experience of working in a health setting Involvement in research and clinical audit
- Application of core OT skills and OT process
- Multidisciplinary team working
- Mental health/physical diagnoses/presentations
- Research methodology
- Core skills of OT process
- Models of practice
- Clinical and environmental risk
- Equality and diversity
- Awareness of the need to work within appropriate boundaries
- Principles of clinical governance
- Relevant current legislation, including NICE guidelines, CPA, risk assessment and risk management
- Group work theory and practice
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