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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The BEH mental health Occupational Therapy B6 rotation offers you opportunities to grow in knowledge, skills and confidence and further your career at BEH.

We are committed to offering Occupational Therapists a broad base of experience where you can use your transferable skills in service areas you may not have considered before. Throughout your journey you will be offered excellent support from your line managers, supervisors, local OT leads and The AHP Education Lead. You will also participate in a B6 learning and development programme building on your clinical and leadership skills.

Over the term of the programme you will experience 3 different service areas over 24 months. As part of the recruitment process you will have an opportunity to identify 3 service areas you would like to rotate through. We will always endeavour to meet your request where possible. Service areas currently on the programme are -
  • Barnet Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team
  • Barnet Community Mental Health Team
  • Barnet Older Adult Continuing Care/Rehabilitation ward
  • Enfield Acute Inpatients ward
  • Haringey Wellbeing Team

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a case load and work as an occupational therapist to provide assessment, plan and implement interventions, evaluate treatment and when appropriate ensure safe discharge. The post holder will provide both specialist occupational therapy assessments and offer a strengths based, recovery focused approach with the aim of enhancing daily living skills, and engagement in meaningful and purposeful activities for service users across the community and inpatients. The occupational therapist will work across services providing specific time limited interventions with clear goals established with the service user and in conjunction with the supporting clinical team.

The post holder may work with service users who have complex and substantial needs, working with people with dual diagnosis and coexisting conditions including physical health needs.

The post holder will work closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Teams and relevant outside agencies, as well as with other members of the Therapies Team.

The post holder is expected to complete a Practice Educator course and to take at least one student per academic year.

This post holder will work closely with service users, experts by experience, community services, voluntary sector organisations and external agencies e.g. college, education providers, advocacy services to support access and opportunities for work, education/leisure and self-care and developing independent living skills.

About us

Join us to find out more about our brand new Band 6 Occupational Therapist Rotation Programme.We're holding a webinar on Thursday 5-January from 1pm-1:45pm (GMT) Come and meet the team.Register today at Eventbrite: Occupational Therapist Rotation Tickets:Occupational Therapist Band 6 New Rotation Programme Tickets, Thu 5 Jan 2023 at 13:00 | Eventbrite With 5 areas to choose from, you can select 3 for each rotation. Each placement lasts 8 months and is fully supported by a dedicated clinical educator. You'll fast-track your career and build a portfolio to support your development.

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Carry a full case load for which you have clinical responsibility.
  • Using an evidenced based approach assess clients needs, establish aims and objectives, and plan Occupational Therapy treatment programme in consultation with members of the multi-disciplinary teams, involving the client in decisions regarding appropriate interventions.
  • Carry out a range of standardised/non-standardised assessments, e.g. MOHOST and recovery Star, AMPS in accordance with OT Pathway to provide a baseline for OT with clear treatment objectives
  • To provide both specific individual assessment and treatment when indicated, involving motivating and adapting sessions and approach to allow full occupational participation.
  • To adapt activities and assessment to facilitate people with cognitive difficulties, language difficulties, social skills deficits and challenging behaviour, to work with interpreters where required
  • To work with teams to assess suitability of accommodation and housing needs to give OT feedback to MDT and other agencies as appropriate.
  • To plan, run and evaluate treatment sessions using graded activities to achieve treatment aims
  • To maintain a flexible approach to treatment sessions, modifying activities, according to the fluctuating clinical presentation of the service user.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary clinical meetings, to support and share information regarding professional practice with other disciplines and work in collaboration to provide a coordinated package of care and in compliance with the care programme approach as necessary
  • To actively contribute to the risk assessment process:
    • To consider all aspects of risk when considering treatments and advise the team accordingly
    • To complete and maintain risk assessment documentation as required
    • To assess the therapy environments in relation to risk when planning and running treatment sessions
    • To ensure appropriate staffing is available to run treatment sessions safely
    • To advise other team members on the management of risk
    • To obtain agreement from the team, OT lead before engaging clients in any activity that may require therapeutic risk taking.
  • To be aware of current legislation regarding safeguarding, and to have a thorough understanding of the Unit and Trusts policies in relation to them.
  • To ensure that relevant records, reports and treatment statistics are produced to a competent standard in line with professional guidelines, Trust policy, performance requirements and established service systems.
  • To maintain adequate electronic clinical records and to write specific occupational therapy reports as necessary.
  • To be involved in service wide initiatives and developments as delegated by the Lead OT.
  • Liaise with external agencies and BEH trust services to support individuals in transition back to work, education or other structured activity.
  • To carry out home visits, work with people in their accommodation and carry out session in a variety of community settings

  • To work with senior staff; managers and Lead OT, to design and evaluate appropriate systems for referral, case load management and review.
  • To supervise junior staff and students as required and assist in the induction of new team members as delegated by service leads.
  • To encourage good staff communication and participation in staff meetings, teaching sessions and multi-disciplinary meetings and take turns in presenting.
  • To design and implement the operational policy and other relevant procedures and protocols, with support from team and OT and Therapy lead.
  • To participate in audit as required.
  • To maintain regular statistical information for timely submission as required by the Trust.
  • To be actively involved in service development and quality improvement, including inputting to service wide projects, identifying quality improvement within OT service and taking lead on system changes.
  • Be responsible for following Trust procedure on petty cash.
  • To manage the duties and responsibilities associated with a clinical caseload and administration within required time constraints.
  • To be considerate to and work within principles of sustainability giving consideration to financial, social and environmental impacts of service delivery.

  • To work with clients in a professional manner communicating clearly role of occupational therapy, and using an empathetic approach that support clients to engage in a therapeutic process
  • To professionally manage and communicate sensitive or contentious information adhering to associated policies and protocols
  • Liaising with appropriate staff and organisations to plan and carry out activities with service users
  • Using appropriate methods and channels of communication when dealing with complex staff issues or work planning/scheduling
  • To be able to identify appropriate community services and build effective working relationships with a range of community organisations, and be able to work therapeutically with clients in public spaces.
  • Effective written communication skills to includes reports, assessments, supervision notes and service updates
  • Effective verbal communication skills to include interactions with patients, MDT, families/carers, interpreters, supervisees, a wide variety of agencies and organisations.
  • To use appropriate language and terminology based on whether communication is routine, complex or sensitive in nature.

  • Use a person centered, strengths based approach that is sensitive to client need
  • To ensure that assessment and interventions are planned and agreed with service users
  • To ensure the client is considered within the context of their social, cultural and community network
  • To ensure that communication and interventions are culturally sensitive and appropriate
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Mental Health conditions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the mental health sections
  • Demonstrate a professional approach including boundary keeping to relationships with staff and patients

  • Demonstrate a professional approach including boundary keeping to relationships with staff and patients
  • To act as a fieldwork educator, where appropriate taking students, supporting regular clinical placements with required support. This role includes providing weekly supervision, setting learning objectives, monitoring performance and completing formal placement reports
  • To link with the college to arrange visits and any performance issues
  • To link with the department and wider MDT to negotiate student timetable, explain student learning needs and gain feedback regarding performance.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to working within a diverse and inclusive organization

  • To pursue own continuous professional development and to record this through a CPD portfolio
  • To be involved in available research opportunities with support from clinical and academic teams.
  • To be a reflective practitioner, evaluating the effectiveness of own work and learning from experience including proactive use of supervision and appraisal process
  • To regularly update own clinical knowledge through training, clinical discussion and literature review
  • To enhance own understanding of the evidence base for the OT interventions
  • To maintain regular statistical information for timely submission as required by the trust
  • To input to others learning and development, including completing appraisal process with staff, delivering training and providing learning opportunities as appropriate.

  • To implement the operational policy and other relevant procedures and protocols for the department
  • To identify and develop relevant groups, if required, for the service user needs, developing protocols for such groups based on the best evidence as appropriate
  • To actively be involved in developing, reviewing or implementing protocol and policy

  • To actively be involved in service developments, quality improvements and changes
  • To be involved in department, service and trust quality improvement as appropriate
  • To ensure that service users perspectives are gained and listened to in service improvement
  • To be involved in available research opportunities within the services
  • To have regular meetings with the department lead to consider leadership roles and to input into the developing and maintaining a positive working culture.
  • To work closely with peer support workers, adopting an empowering and strengths based approach to team working.
  • To align practice and service to sustainability principles.

  • To be responsible for maintaining resources required for interventions and running of service
  • To ensure resources are researched, bought, used and recycled in line with sustainability principles

  • Working knowledge of the occupational therapy process including OT assessment tools i.e. MOHOST, ACIS.
  • To ensure safe use and storage or equipment and materials.
  • To participate in audit as required with the service.
  • To demonstrate and understand the appropriate use of security systems as required i.e alarms, keys, access
  • To have relevant IT skills to complete reports and assessments and document clinical notes.

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