Occupational Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to work creatively to meet the diverse needs of service users with learning disabilities and complex specialist health needs? Do you enjoy multi-disciplinary teamwork? Are you motivated by innovation and developing services that place the service user at the centre of care? If so, then come and join us.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a substantive Occupational Therapist to provide support for service users with learning disabilities and highly complex needs in a community setting in an Intensive Support Service.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a fast paced crisis response team. We are seeking a highly motivated, organised and skilled practitioner. An important part of the role will be to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and support the delivery of an integrated 'whole systems' approach for people with complex health needs.

An essential element of the role will be to maintain and promote high standards of practice and high quality outcomes. Applicants will need to be open to change and possess the necessary drive, enthusiasm and commitment to deliver person centred outcomes in a time limited framework.

You will be required to have a strong focus on delivering person centred interventions and working in partnership with service users and their families/carers.

Main duties of the job

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust aims to provide accessible, non-stigmatising local services that contribute to the assessment, intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and enablement of service users which promotes the prevention, early detection and treatment of health related issues for our service users. The Trust is wholly committed to the use of Person Centred Planning approaches and affording service user's opportunities to maximize full citizenship, choice and control. The Occupational Therapist has a lead role in promoting, enhancing and maintaining the health and wellbeing of service users, by managing a defined caseload, utilising consistent, high quality evidence based practice. The senior practitioner has a significant role in improving the health and wellbeing of service users through an intensive support model in a time limited framework. The post holder will provide community based rapid response, intensive assessment, treatment and interventions to individuals with highly complex needs who are experiencing an increase in personal difficulties with the aim of providing a realistic alternative to hospital admission within their own community settings

About us

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

The Team will offer a full induction package.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate person who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country.

In return we offer;

A competitive progressive salary

We cover the cost of your DBS Check (£44)

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Be a member of the Intensive Support Team, demonstrating the ability to make decisions and influence the development of services, and work with service users in a variety of health / community settings.
  • Participate in the development of an evolving service.
  • Participate in the development and provision of Occupational Therapy role in North Staffordshire.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy services within a designated area / team holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • The post holder will possess specialist skills relevant to the clinical area, in order to complete a range of assessments and remains within an M D Framework.
  • Will be required to teach staff including both students and qualified and unqualified team members.
  • Provide Occupational Therapy advice to the integrated teams and partnership agencies as required.
  • Develop complimentary roles as agreed with the Team Manager to meet objectives for improving the health as set out in governmental initiatives. These roles will incorporate health promotion, facilitation, treatment and service development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification - Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Qualifications Essential
  • Hold Health and Care Professional Standards of Proficiency for Occupational Therapists (HCPC) Registration.
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of current best practice in learning disability Occupational Therapy

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