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Advanced Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
The Bridge Stafford and Cross Street Clinic Burton
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per Annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder is responsible for the delivery of a variety of specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions leading on the Occupational Therapy contribution to: assessment, interventions, care planning and evaluation. The overall purpose of the post holder is to ensure that children and young people who are referred into the service have their occupational needs assessed and interventions/recommendations are identified to meet these needs and that these are incorporated into an overall formulation of need and appropriate plan of care. The post holder will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and will also be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals working within the e Children and young people's eating disorders service and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate.

The post holder will work alongside the team lead and other MDT members to develop, implement and review the ARFID pathway within the service.

Main duties of the job

  • Working clinically as an advanced OT in Children and young people's eating disorders service (including ARFID) with the flexibility of working across pathways, dependent on skills, service need and agreed collaborative working arrangements.
  • Delivering a high quality clinical service to patients and their families.
  • Providing leadership as an Occupational Therapy specialist within the Children and young people's eating disorders service. The post holder would be expected to provide leadership, advice and guidance to OT colleagues and other team members from across different professional groups.
  • Managing a complex caseload and responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of other team members.
  • The post holder will be responsible for providing the specialist Occupational Therapy process to the Children and young people's eating disorders service
  • Delivering specialist Occupational Therapy interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified population of services users and their families.
  • Delivering individual and group based interventions in line with the pathway model and evidence base relevant to the client group,
  • Undertaking the role of shift coordinator on behalf of the pathway

  • About us

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

    Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

    We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    • Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, some of who may present with complex medical/ mental health needs. Includes specialist assessment, care planning in conjunction with the young person and their family/carers, intervention and evaluation of individual treatment plans).
    • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
    • Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
    • To review, evaluate and modify as required the occupational therapy intervention, taking account of changes in needs, knowledge, pathological processes, growth, medication and biochemistry etc. This may include offering more intensive support to children , young people and their families as required i.e. home visits, meal support, support at school
    • Deliver a range of non-pharmacological interventions following specific Occupational Therapy assessments to enable understanding of any expression of an unmet need and to maximise an individuals abilities.
    • Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
    • Initiate referral to other health professionals as appropriate and to attend multi-disciplinary /multi-agency case conferences or reviews.
    • Report any concerns regarding the safeguarding of children, young people and adults by following relevant trust safeguarding policies and procedures.
    • Attend and/or organise multi-disciplinary reviews, community reviews etc.
    • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
    • Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of interventions, as part of the care planning and evaluation process.
    • Support in the provision of formal and informal training of pre/post registration students, staff members, carers and service users.
    • Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
    • Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the department are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.
    • The post holder will be required to work within the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Code of Conduct, and core Standards for Occupational Therapists.
    • Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.
    • To ensure care is provided in line with NICE Guidance, and other relevant local and national documentation.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Dip COT or degree in Occupational Therapy plus post qualification knowledge and experience to post master's level as outlined below
    • Health And Care Professions Council Registered Occupational Therapist
    • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
    • Working towards or a willingness to work towards obtaining Sensory Integration Training through the sensory integration network.
    • Leadership qualification
    Experience Essential
    • Highly developed specialist knowledge across a range of OT processes and a range of settings including working with children and young people and their families/ carers.
    • Knowledge of the wide range of statutory independent and third sector service provision for children and young people with eating disorders (including ARFID)
    • Significant experience of supporting children, young people, families and carers in promoting health and well being
    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities Essential
    • Skills and knowledge to determine when and how to mobilise appropriate health professionals in the event of medical emergency
    • Knowledge of the NICE Guidelines relevant to post
    • Knowledge of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Ethics and Professional Code of Conduct
    • Skilled and experienced in working to a boundaries therapeutic model within a multi-disciplinary team

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