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Occupational Therapist

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and well-motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist for the Occupational Therapy team at the Cavell Centre in Peterborough.

The Cavell Centre Occupational Therapy team provide OT assessments and intervention for those admitted to acute adult inpatient wards for mental health and learning disabilities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability and display a positive patient centred approach. This will be accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times. In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional and development opportunities within the trust, where available. You will receive clinical supervision and operational manager from the Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you will deliver and develop specialist OT assessments and interventions. These will include occupation focused group work, sensory strategies, reablement goals, functional assessments and focussed individualised interventions. These interventions will be based on the core principles of therapeutic use of self and our foundational approach. You will display leadership skills and the ability to supervise colleagues to ensure outstanding clinical delivery.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

1. The post holder will lead on the provision of Occupational Therapy interventions underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and the principles of recovery and person-centered care.2. The Senior Occupational Therapist will work under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner.3. Apply a high level of understanding of the impact of mental, social, sensory, emotional, cognitive, psychological, and physical issues on occupational performance, providing occupational therapy interventions and adaptations to the service users social and physical environment.

4. Work collaboratively with service users to create individualised, meaningful plans that support the achievement of Occupational Therapy goals.

5. Ensure that all modification to OT intervention plans and assessments will involve the service user and where appropriate the carer; collaboratively identifying, pursuing and reviewing goals in the context of care planning.

6. Promote equality of outcome for service users that reflect the individuality of their mental health need and those of ethnicity, gender, culture, physical health and age.

7. Promote social inclusion, physical and mental well-being using evidence-based practice.

8. Facilitate and promote the use of sensory strategies and approaches, in keeping with the principles of our sensory pathway.9. To assist the service and multi-disciplinary team, in offering a comprehensive occupation focused formulation, assessment and intervention for service users.10. To continue the ongoing development of the use of outcome measures and data collection to review clinical effectiveness.

11. To support with the monitoring and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy provision to measure progress and ensure effectiveness and positive service user outcome.

12. Provide support and leadership to a range of professional disciplines within the MDT and specific area of specialism and designated work area, through professional supervision and appraisal.

13. Undertake the supervision of Occupational Therapy students and apprentices on practice placements.

14. Maintain standards of occupational therapy practice as directed by the Trust AHP Lead and in accordance with HCPC and COT standards.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Minimum Bachelor level equivalent training in OT.
  • HCPC Professional Registration as an OT.
  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
Experience Essential
  • Job role or clinical placement relating to mental health and a demonstration of understanding of the needs of people with a mental health condition.
  • Experience and commitment to the principles of multi-disciplinary and team working.
  • Experience of developing effective therapeutic relationships with people with severe mental health problems.
  • Experience of planning, managing and prioritising own workload with an MDT.
  • Experience of a variety of innovative and person-centred Occupational Therapy interventions.
  • Working with a range of statutory and non-statutory services
  • Liaison and support work with carers and families.
  • Working with people with a range of mental health problems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of other agencies and services active in the mental health field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the bio-psychosocial model when working with clients suffering from severe mental distress.
  • Experience of the implementation of an improvement project related to OT intervention of service improvement.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Strong teamwork and MDT working ethic.
  • Evidence of ongoing development of leadership skills.
  • Problem solving and clinical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments and implement risk management plans.
  • Understand and encourage the use of and purpose of clinical supervision
  • A good understanding of the application of outcome measures.
  • To manage the pace and intensity of working in the acute inpatient environment.
  • Specialist knowledge of OT assessment, interventions and practice models relevant to the client group.
  • Negotiate and advocate on behalf of the client.
  • To reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Clear communication skills both written and verbal.
  • To record information clearly and accurately.
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge of the implementation of the Mental Health Act.
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy assessment, intervention and practice models relevant to the client group.
  • Good knowledge of the use of sensory strategies and approaches within mental health setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding vulnerable children and adults.
Physical Requirements Essential
  • May involve engagement in light activity such as sport, related to goals of the individual being worked with.
  • Routine and regular use of computer.
  • May involve use of equipment and use of moving and handling techniques.
Other Essential
  • Motivated towards personal professional development.
  • To be able to travel and transport patients within different local areas.

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