Occupational Therapist (PBS Lead)

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Intensive Support Service Band 7 Occupational Therapist

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated Occupational Therapist to join the Intensive Support Service. This role would also require you to work in the Inpatient Unit based in Epsom.

The Intensive Support Service is a forward-thinking team, created in response to the Transforming Care agenda. We support people with learning disabilities and complex needs, within the community and inpatient settings.

Working as a key member of the clinical team in the Intensive Support Service, you will utilise your assessment and intervention skills to deliver group and individual interventions. You will also be using skills in providing training and consultation.

You will be part of an Occupational Therapy team who are committed to leading and developing innovative ways of ensuring the occupational needs of people who use our services are a key component of high-quality service delivery.

The post-holder would need to hold a full driving license and be prepared to travel to locations across the Trust.

For further details please contact Selven Daniel, Senior Clinical Lead for Deacon / Intensive Support Service 01372 206305 Selven.Daniel@sabp.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

To ensure that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities are communicated to team manager / professional lead/ care practitioner. To positively contribute to divisional developments in relation to occupational therapy practice.

Participate in a variety of meetings relating to the service including Transforming Care Response group and Care & Treatment reviews.

To demonstrate expertise and specialist occupational therapy skills in areas such as occupational engagement, environmental adaptation, development and maintenance of skills needed for living an ordinary life.

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To practice within the Positive Behaviour Support framework.

To carry out comprehensive assessments, plan implement and evaluate delivery of occupational therapy interventions as part of a holistic approach.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

To plan and deliver a highly specialist occupational therapy service (in leadership or advanced therapy role) and to oversee its clinical governance.

To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team and service area.

To work with the other professional PBS Leads to lead the development of PBS practice in the learning disabilities division.

To work with the other professional PBS Leads to contribute to the development of PBS practice across Surrey.

To lead in the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of all occupational therapy staff.

To ensure that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities are communicated to service commissioners and providers. To positively contribute to divisional developments in relation to occupational therapy practice. To advocate and represent the service.

To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

Please see Job description for full details thank you.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications required
  • Occupational Therapy profession qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience required
  • 3 years of relevant post qualification clinical experience.
  • Experience of contributing to service development / project work.
  • Experience of supervising support workers.
  • Experience / Interest/skill in specialist area.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Ramsay House

Richmond Crescent



KT19 8PH

Employer's website
https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)

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