Senior Occupational Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post will be based on Maple Ward, which is an Female Later Life Ward based in North Manchester. You will be working with older adult inpatients who may have complex psychological and/or physical needs, and therefore relevant experience will be important. The work will include assessment of mental state and overall function through observations of participation in both group and individual ward based therapeutic activities, interviews, and more in-depth functional assessments when required.You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and may be required to liaise with various discharge agencies.The post will entail the supervision of more junior staff and students. You will also be involved in service development. You will receive regular supervision and annual appraisal.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team working on a female later life psychiatric ward, utilising an eclectic therapeutic approach in the assessment, treatment and discharge of acute ill patients.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage complex needs inpatient acute psychiatric admission ward caseload using evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and record all interventions.
  • To contribute to a rapid multi-disciplinary assessment of mental state and function.
  • To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on fieldwork placement.
  • To provide leadership for Occupational Therapy Assistant and Activity Worker.
  • To abide by the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the College of Occupational Therapy Professional Standards for OT Practice.
  • To develop skills and knowledge through participation in a Professional Development planning to meet the competency framework
  • To participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the O.T. services with the team, holding responsibility for defined forums

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see full Job description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy.

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Professional qualification Essential
  • Degree or diploma in occupational therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Current Fieldwork Educator qualification within 12 months of appointment (APPLE)
Continuing professional development Essential
  • Current Fieldwork Educator qualification within 12 months of appointment (APPLE)
  • Evidence of post registration training/learning relevant to mental health
Experience Essential
  • 2 years post registration experience as an OT, 6 months of which in mental health
  • Experience of advising and supporting junior staff and/or students
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy in mental health
  • Understanding the management of a range of mental health symptoms and behaviour
  • Understanding of team dynamics and awareness of how to be a pro-active team member
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including the processing of complex and sensitive information
  • Ability to manage own workload, determine priorities and recognise when to delegate
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Supervisory skills
  • experience ' Post registration in the relevant mental health clinical setting

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