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Senior Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will be able to work effectively as an Occupational Therapist have excellent communication skills, welcome a challenge and have a real desire to make a difference to the care we provide to the adult age group inclusive of evolving models of care and modernisation of mental health services.

Main duties of the job

  • To identify and assess Occupational Therapy need and plan therapeutic interventions using the Model of Human Occupation
  • To be responsible for prioritising own work load using screening tool and delegate to the Recovery and Inclusion Workers as required.
  • To work with the multidisciplinary team on the ward.
  • To liaise, plan and co-ordinate with other professional agencies, including wards, CMHT, Housing, Third sector agencies to ensure continuity of care and quality service.
  • To participate in discharge planning meetings, care plan reviews, Best Interest meetings, and informal discussions concerning patients.
  • To be responsible write accurate and concise clinical reports using Model of Human Occupation outcome measures and to ensure up to date and accurate records are maintained regarding all patient contact.
  • Comply with HCPC Occupational Therapists standards of proficiency.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. Were really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Professionals Council
  • Training in Model of Human Occupation
  • Post registration diploma or equivalent experience in relevant field
Experience Essential
  • Experience of applying the OT process with people with acute mental health needs
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of competent performance at Band 5 in an acute mental health setting.
  • Experience of independently managing a case load.
  • Experience of contributing to MDT risk assessments
  • Demonstration of reflective practice and use of constructive feedback to aid development Experience of setting
  • Experience of setting up / facilitating and evaluating therapeutic group activities
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy Process
  • Understanding of specific needs of clients with mental health problems and their impact on occupational functioning
  • Sound understanding of current government policies in relation to Acute Care including national guidelines, Mental Health Act, Risk Assessment processes and CPA processes.
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Awareness of Occupational Therapy Model of Human Occupation Assessment Tools and other OT models
  • Interest in engaging in Occupational Therapy service development.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to assess for and make recommendations for the delivery of complex care packages.
  • Must have the ability to manage complex and sensitive information.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and assertively when presenting information to service users and the MDT
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide leadership for the team.
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision for junior staff / support staff and OT students.
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Demonstration of professionalism through good timekeeping, adherence to policies and maintaining strong relations within the MDT
  • Basic level of computer literacy
  • Able to work effectively under pressure
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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