Occupational Therapy Senior practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be part of a forward thinking and dynamic unit, helping to drive service developments and ensure that high quality, safe and effective care is delivered to our service users?

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a positive attitude and a real passion for Occupational Therapy within inpatient mental health to become an Occupational Therapy Senior practitioner here at Meadowbrook on Chaucer Ward. Chaucer Ward is an 8 bedded mixed gender PICU.

We are looking for a pro-active and compassionate role model with highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills to support our Occupational Therapy Team in delivering an exceptional standard of care to our service users. We are looking for someone who will role model a 'can do' attitude and be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the needs of our diverse service and the changing demands associated with an acute mental health care setting.

Main duties of the job

The Post Holder will be responsible for:
  • Coordination of day to day adult inpatient OT Service delivery to ensure effective consistent and equitable access to OT services.
  • To contribute to the development and evaluation of the OT service within the care group and take a lead in aspects of service development
  • To work with OT Professional lead and Headed of OT to agree strategic professional action plans and implementation.
  • Provide OT advice to the MDT
  • Provide specialist OT input to the planning, development and evaluation of clinical services, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • offer specialist OT assessments and interventions to a case load of clients of complex needs. Assessments and interventions will identify barriers and support clients to achieving functional goals.
  • contribute to the planning, development, provision and evaluation of the OT Services within the Salford inpatient Division as well as taking a lead in aspects of audit, standard setting, research and development.
  • They will be responsible for the prioritisation of referrals for OT and the provision of an evidence-based OT service.
  • Be responsible for professional provision.
  • Provide professional supervision and induction to junior staff and students as well as training to students, staff colleagues and other agencies.
  • They will have a flexible approach to working hours to meet the requirements of service users.
  • Provide an OTperspective in inpatient management team meetings.

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, Manchester, Salford, Trafford and 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

See Job Description and person specification for further information

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 Education/Qualification Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Up to date registration with relevant professional body
  • Diversity Awareness Training AMPS Training Model of Human Occupational Training Care Programme Approach Training
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Documented evidence of CPD 3years post registration experience including at least 2 years within mental health Experience of audit procedures Risk Assessment Supervision of junior staff and students Service Development Extensive clinical experience of supporting clients to achieve functional goals
  • Specialist knowledge and application of evidence-based OT assessments and interventions relevant to mental health Mental health legislation Knowledge of Service Governance and its application Reflective practice Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Experience of working in a range of mental health settings Leadership experience Personal experience of mental health issues
  • Knowledge and application of standardised assessments Knowledge of relevant models of supervision Knowledge of local cultures, social diversity and an ability to work as an OT within this context
Skills Essential
  • Understanding of audit and outcome measures appropriate to OT Service development skills Effective evidence-based communication skills Ability to analyse complex information and problem solve Computer literacy Supervisory and appraisal skills Ability to work independently and set priorities
  • Training skills Assessment skills Interventions

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