Advanced Specialist Occupational Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year £41,659 - £47,672 pro rata - Dependant on experience
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This primary focus of the Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Mental Health Recovery Pathway is to provide a recovery focussed individualised approach across the pathway and through to commissioned services. The role will be to provide in depth functional assessments to define the support needs of individuals requiring placements within the community. The assessment and process is evidence based and will inform the provider of the support needs for each service user so that the provider offers individual interventions that can be reviewed and assist in a clear pathway of rehabilitation to optimise recovery and achieve outcomes based commissioning.

The OT will work across the pathway supervising and managing OT's across the Recovery teams, drawing on innovative models of practice, the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdT MoCA) and CHIME, as the basis of developing recovery focussed interventions and providing training, supervision and support for providers. The OT role compliments the support of the Senior Management Team and will enhance the service user and carer experience. The role contributes to a multidisciplinary place-based model and will include building links with external agencies to work together in a collaborative approach to develop outcomes-based commissioning.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide regular, high-quality recovery focused supervision for the Occupational Therapy staff across the Recovery Pathway using the nominated OT model and CHIME model.
  • Provide functional assessments and formulations evidencing strengths and areas for intervention for private commissioned providers.
  • Co-design and co-deliver training to commissioned providers to ensure good outcomes for service users in the pathway to meet their optimum level of recovery.
  • Review and assess providers to ensure they are delivering interventions identified in relation to outcomes-based commissioning
  • Support individuals and groups using a peer approach
  • Ensure quality assurance of all assessments and interventions relating to formulated plans for providers.
  • Work with partnership agencies to provide additional training and development opportunities.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Occupational Therapist
Teaching and supervision Essential
  • Teaching and supervision
Experience Essential
  • Experience in mental health

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