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Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership 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
Are you self-motivated, organised, dynamic, innovative and flexible in your approach?Are you looking for a fresh, exciting challenge on a ward with a new exciting service model?Would you like to work in an environment where the delivery of exceptional patient care and support is paramount?If so, we have and exciting new role for you!!!

Our work is increasingly community based and we provide people with a wide variety of mental health, learning disability and social care services in close partnership with colleagues in local councils, GPs, charitable and voluntary organisations, as well as regularly working with services users, carers and their representatives.

Based in Boston, Ward 12 is a mixed sex, in-patient ward, delivering person centred, holistic rehabilitation and reablement services to those with mental health conditions.

As a valued team member, you will work with service users, carers and the MDT to deliver evidence-based assessments and interventions. Your care, compassion and collaboration ensure that your clinical practice promotes recovery and well-being, maximising independence and self-care.

Occupational performance and participation will be central to your practice, and you will be encouraged to develop skills which support service users to achieve and maintain meaningful roles.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for working on the acute mental health ward as a valued member of the wards multi-disciplinary team, undertaking specialist assessments of patients, developing appropriate treatment plans and interventions alongside the nursing team.

To manage a defined caseload of clients with occupational needs as a result of an acute mental health episode, using evidence based, client centred, recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.

To carry out assessments, developing therapeutic groups and working 1-1 with patients using evidence based, client centred, recovery, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.

The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

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

DutiesTo 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.To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice is of the highest standard of clinical care.To manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.To ensuring up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk.Provide OT specific assessment and interventions to individuals under the care of the inpatient ward.Establish therapeutic relationships with service users; implement evidence based interventions in accordance with professional code of conduct, performance, ethics and standards of proficiency of registrant body (HCPC).Recommend adaptations to a service users physical and social environment, assess for falls hazards and prescribe equipment where appropriate.Maintain the welfare and safety of clients and protect them from any form of abuse in accordance with safeguarding guidance.To attend Ward reviews/case conferences/professional meetings in collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team.Responsible for ensuring that carers education, support and appropriate signposting is deliveredAdvocate for mental health promotion with an emphasis on the link between occupation and health to carers and other support networks.Enable individuals to develop independent living skills to enable them to live in the community.To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making,Demonstrate a knowledge of information governance and the need to protect patient confidential informationTo maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.To adhere to codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines of the N.S.F for Mental Health, N.I.C.E. and N.I.M.H.E.To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Acute setting and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the inpatient Ward Manager and Senior OT.Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. To create networks that improve the pathway of care.Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registrationeducation, training and continuing professional development.Comply with and carry out safe practice in accordance with Trust policies and procedures, appropriate Codes of Conduct, the Mental Health Act (1983) and other relevant national and local guidanceParticipating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.To engage in practice development and evaluative activity

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Currently Occupational Therapist
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Additional knowledge and or training in Cognitive disability model
  • APPLE accreditation
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working with adults with mental health needs or experience of working with adults with complex needs or adults with mental health needs and skills that are transferable
  • Experience of working with people with acute mental health needs
  • Experience of working in an inpatient setting
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Skills & Competences Essential
  • Some knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Good clinical reasoning skills
  • Knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with patients & carers to improve outcomes.
  • Understanding of the therapeutic relationship and boundaries

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