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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisenfor an enthusiastic and motivated Band5 Occupational Therapist to join our team in a rotational post. The successful candidate will undertake comprehensive assessments of service users with a variety of physical, cognitive and/or learning disabilities andwill have responsibility for the delivery of Occupational Therapy interventions to patients based in the community, optimising their function within the home environment and helping to prevent hospital admission. Many service users present with complex multi-pathologies which require a high level of understanding of the impact of these conditions/disabilities.

We welcome applications from candidates who are either experienced at Band 5 or new graduates. You will have the ability to plan, manage and co-ordinate the care of patients with complex needs and long term conditions and a commitment to improving the patient experience. You should have a flexible approach to working, be an excellent role model and have the ability to work across boundaries and develop partnership working.

Shortlisting is planned for 20th March 2023

Interviews are planned for 27th March 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patient's as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence based/ patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group. The post holder take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of service users / patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidenced based practice.Work in partnership with other professionals.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental healthservices in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

The skills required for this post include practical problem solving skills, with sound clinical reasoning skills. An effective team player; and have excellent organisational and communication skills required to work in a busy service.

To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients/clients in your care.

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients/clients using clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme using assessment, reasoning skills and treatment skills based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.

To take delegated responsibility from a senior clinician for managing patients/clients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing assessment and treatment plans for patients with these conditions.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes as required reporting back to senior clinician with regular support and advice from senior clinician.

To have the ability to undertake self-directed/lone working in patients homes.

Please see job description for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council.
  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Membership of professional body.
  • Educators Course/Experience of supporting students
Skills Essential
  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy Outcome measures and Models of practice.
  • Knowledge of the process of standard setting, audit, evaluation and review.
  • A sound knowledge of the core skills of Occupational Therapy and their application in this field.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with service users
  • Have good listening skills.
  • Experience of Group and Individual interventions
  • Experience working in a collaborative way with MDT and service users/carers.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Able to apply Person Centred Approaches
  • Apply clinical skills and able to reflect on own and others practice
  • Excellent range of communication skills, able to motivate and support other staff
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • Risk assessment skills
  • IT literate
  • Ability to travel across boundaries
  • Understanding of partnership working
  • Demonstrate leadership skills to be able to initiate, monitor and implement change and fully participate the development of OT service delivery
  • Apply Professional skills to enable MDT working partnerships and liaise with external agencies

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