Senior Occupational Therapist - PICU

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year Per annum, Inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a forward thinking and highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join Therapies Team on Devon Ward, Male PICU at Chase Farm Hospital.

The successful candidate will be involved in shaping and monitoring the quality of service provision against set standards. As a key member of the MDT the successful applicant will hold a designated caseload and be able to work independently providing OT assessments, addressing occupational performance, enabling the client in areas of self-care, productivity and leisure, and will:
  • Be motivated, energetic and a flexible team player with excellent communication skills
  • Be able to use initiative and have some responsibilities towards the management of the inpatient treatment programme.
  • Demonstrate an interest and participation in evidence -based practice and professional development and working with recovery principles.
  • Be familiar with the MOHO and other evidence- based assessment tools in order to establish a baseline functional assessment from which recommendations can determine further on-going care and treatment to enable optimum functioning.

Occupational Therapy is essential and valued across the Trust and we are committed to providing ongoing support, professional development and guidance throughout your time with us. Ably led by our Trust Wide Allied Health Professionals Lead and strong senior AHP leaders, our recently reviewed AHP Strategy reflects our forward thinking, creative and diverse AHP community.

Main duties of the job

- To be part of the Inpatient Therapy Team who provide evidenced-based occupational therapy provision to Devon ward.

- To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team on the ward and be involved in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care. The post will involve delivery of the OT provision to a designated caseload, focusing on recovery and developing skills for life.

- This will include planning and running a range of therapeutic groups and individual sessions, carrying out functional assessments and contributing to multidisciplinary team care planning, formulation and risk assessment.

- You will work closely with the MDT to provide occupational therapy assessment and intervention as part of the acute clinical pathway. The team includes: Peer Activity Coordinators, Occupational Therapist's, Clinical Exercise Therapist, Drama therapist and Activity Coordinators.

About us

BEH is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health andcommunity Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services.

As one of the largest employers in North London, we deliver a range of services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, integrating mental health services to provide holistic and recovery focussed care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), the lead provider of forensic mental health services. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

If you are an OT who strives for excellence and wants to develop to your full potential, we would welcome your application.

What we offer:
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive, dynamic and varied therapies team.
  • Regular supervision and appraisal, peer support, a comprehensive advance preceptorship programme, mentoring programmes and the Enfield Division OT CPD programme.
  • Fantastic PDP opportunities with the QSIR, Aspiring Leaders and Developing Leaders programmes.
  • Opportunity to be part of various networks - Better Together Network, Women's Network, LGBTQI Network, BAME AHP network, Wellbeing Network to name a few.
  • Hidden Gems and the esteemed annual Celebrating Staff Excellence awards.
  • Networking and conference opportunities with NAPICU

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • HCPC registered OT Dip/BSc/MSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
  • Experience of acute inpatient and/or community areas, working with people going through a mental health crisis
  • Working with a range of HCPs
  • Experience in using a range of standardised OT assessments
  • Clear concept of OT and models of practice.
  • Experience of facilitating a variety of groups
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Organisational skills.
  • Confidence to work autonomously and use own initiative.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.

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