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Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: MINT Lead Occupational Therapist Band 7

Department: Mental Health Integrated Network Team (MINT), Community and Recovery Mental Health Services (CARMHS)

Location: Ealing

Band: Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an occupational therapist with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and experience to lead the OT service in the Ealing MINT team. This is a unique and very exciting job opportunity for a highly experienced occupational therapist with leadership and mental health experience to develop their skills as a senior practitioner. We will support you to develop into the role and grow your skill base as a clinical leader.

West London NHS Trust has developed new Mental Health Integrated Network Teams (MINT) from the Community Framework for mental health, which redefines community mental health care to focus on the individual strengths and needs of the service user. Occupational therapy is at the core of this new approach and the successful applicant will develop and expand our service in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

You will be one of two Senior Band 7 OTs across the borough of Ealing who lead a team of occupational therapists, link workers and an apprentice OT. Together you will forge a successful therapy programme that meets the needs of people with mental health difficulties living in the community. You will also need to form effective working relationships with the wider clinical team (including peer support workers), inpatients services, older persons, perinatal and CAMHS alongside Local Authority teams, community assets and third sector organisations,

You work closely with the MINT Service Lead Occupational Therapist, and the Professional Lead for OT and Head of VRS in the management and co-ordination of the occupational therapy service. As a senior practitioner you will also be expected to support the MINT team managers in their absence.

West London NHS Trust provides a full range of mental health, community and physical healthcare services for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow.

About us

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're rated 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

We also provide some specialistservices that are commissioned regionally, such as our medium secure services; and nationally, such as the Cassel Hospital for people with complex and severe personality disorder, and our high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.

It is a great time to join the Trust as we are developing our services in new and exciting ways and aim to provide staff with outstanding career development opportunities as well as innovative approaches to supporting health and wellbeing. We value our staff and support colleagues to develop their careers with us. We have a vibrant AHP leadership team and are looking to encourage research and Quality Improvement in our service.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of post-graduate training in mental health
  • Clinical supervision training
  • Practice placement educator training
  • Management / Leadership training
  • Considerable post qualification experience as a Band 6 or equivalent Occupational Therapist
  • Clear indication of an interest in the relevant Mental Health area
  • In-patient and/or community mental health OT clinical experience
  • Supervision of O.T.s and support staff
  • Supervision of O.T. students on practice placement
  • Demonstrated involvement in service development
  • Experience of community based mental health services
  • Understanding of the needs of patients in the community
  • Supporting effective change management within teams
  • Experience of line managing staff
  • Research and audit experience
  • Applied Knowledge of relevant policy and changes within wider NHS relevant to Mental Health
  • Awareness and knowledge of factors specifically relating to O.T. within the community
  • Demonstrated application of Risk Assessment and management in clinical practice
  • Understanding and clinical application of Model of Human Occupation
  • Working knowledge and application of clinical governance
SKILLS Essential
  • Able to demonstrate a strong professional identity
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Able to commit to and work effectively within teams, MDT, and profession specific
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Good motivational techniques and abilities.
  • Clear effective planning and decision-making skills.
  • Able to maintain the profile of occupational therapy within a multidisciplinary setting
  • Able to contribute to in-service training.
  • Able to establish good working relationships across the Trust and other agencies
  • Demonstrates the ability to professionally role model, empower and motivate staff
  • Computer Literacy
  • Good organisational skills and time management
  • Presentation and teaching skills
  • Able to deal with stress appropriately and work under pressure
  • Good attendance record.
  • Commitment to life-long learning
  • Membership of professional body
  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group

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