Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity in our Lincolnshire County wide CAMHS Eating disorder service for a full time (37.5 hour) Band 6 Occupational Therapist. Our team offers early specialist assessment and intervention using evidence-based approaches to young people; up to the age of 18 alongside their family/ carers. You will provide effective, tailored, evidence based occupational therapy to children, young people and their parents/ carers, using goal setting and interventions focused on re-engagement in self-care, productivity, leisure activities, and promoting health, wellbeing and independence.

The successful candidate will be expected to plan, implement and review their response to activities in accordance with agreed models of practice. You will also provide occupational therapy advice to other disciplines.

As part of a multidisciplinary team, we would expect you to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians, and other practitioners in delivering services

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of children and young people with eating disorders and complex needs using evidence-based practice to ensure safe and effective assessment, treatment, and comprehensive discharge planning. They will work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making within the CAMH Eating Disorders Service. They will demonstrate empowering leadership skills to promote and develop the profession and provide support to students for both Occupational Therapy and other disciplines.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools. This will include a balance of both generic and specific Occupational Therapy work.

To attend multi-disciplinary meetings/ case conferences/CPA reviews for patients on their caseload

To delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients mental health care, where appropriate.

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice in the team is of the highest standard of care.

To manage referrals and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

Effective communication and liaison with others to ensure appropriate assessments, interventions and reviews are in place.

Work with individuals to assess their physical and mental health needs , identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them and/or their care givers to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour to support community living or facilitate discharge.

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk to support community living or facilitate discharge.

To assess carers and familys needs and signpost or refer them to the relevant support.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making within the CAMHEating Disorders Service.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.

To adhere to HCPC code of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines (for example N.I.C.E.)

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision (both management and clinical), personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the CAMH Eating Disorders Team Co-ordinator.

To act as lead professionals within the CAMH Eating Disorders Service.

Provide management supervision to other team members as required.

To participate in student education for both occupational therapy and other disciplines.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff to create networks that improve patient care. Participate in audit ,research and development as necessary to the service

Liaise with the CYP education setting as part of the holistic assessment and treatment of needs.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Currently an Occupational Therapist
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.
  • APPLE/ L'APPLE or equivalent placement practice educator accreditation
  • Training in AMPS
  • Management and leadership training
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with children and young people with complex needs or children and young people with mental health needs and skills that are transferable.
  • Experience of managing clinical risk and making autonomous decisions based on analysis of complex presenting problems
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of working with people with Eating Disorders
  • Experience of sensory needs assessment
Skills Essential
  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Highly developed skills in occupational therapy assessment and a range of interventions
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the therapeutic relationship and boundaries
  • Equipment including prescription
  • Additional knowledge/training in sensory processing

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