Senior Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Occupational Therapists at Mill House Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) are recruiting a Band 6 to join them. This is an established OT team sitting within the MDT under the leadership of an Advanced OT. You would be joining other senior OTs, Band 5's, support workers and an OT apprentice to provide assessments and clinical interventions to Hillingdon service users. You must have CMHT experience at either Band 5 or 6.

CMHT Hillingdon is currently undergoing a transformation to become the North, East, and West Hub. The program's goal is to create a new population-based model for community mental health care. The new care model will redesign and reorganise existing borough-based community resources to form new Community Mental Health Hubs, each of which will be aligned with local Primary Care Networks. OT will be required to work autonomously across all three hubs.

We recognise that Band 6's are often the backbone of our clinical teams and we will therefore support their development both clinically and managerially. You will have opportunities to supervise staff, be an educator and have access to both internal and external training. We are committed to supporting staff growth, therefore Band 6 staff are encouraged to develop skills in leadership in preparation for Band 7 roles within CNWL.

Main duties of the job

To provide the multidisciplinary team (MDT) with an occupational therapy service and expertise.

To manage a caseload of service users/patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment.

To liaise and work collaboratively with carers/families, statutory and 3rd sector partners when required.

To provide leadership for junior / unqualified staff through supervision and appraisal as required.

To act as fieldwork educator to students on practice placement.

To contribute to service development of local & Trust wide OT services.

About us

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 1500 Therapists / AHP's in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

CNWL is very fortunate in having a long-established professional structure and this includes a Head of Therapies, an AHP associate director, Trust wide Professional Leads for all professional groups and borough and specialist professional leadership. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession and therapies as a whole at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession this enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our therapists / AHP's reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and evidence-based practice is made possible by our strong links with local universities and our CNWL AHP Research Network.

Job description Job responsibilities

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are a priority for us in CNWL we expect staff to be culturally competent, reflective and open to culturally diverse CPD opportunities. We are working hard support the recruitment and development of staff from all protected characteristics and welcome applications from any interested applicants.

Mill House is in the centre of Uxbridge and in easy reach of Uxbridge tube station.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Person Specification EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC.
Experience Essential
  • post qualification experience in CMHT
  • Experience in group facilitation.
  • Experience of ADL assessments and provision of equipment
  • Experience of working in a multi cultural environment
  • Experience of MDT working.
  • Experience in interfacing with primary care and 3rd sector organisations
  • Previous experience in relevant clinical area
  • Can demonstrate an application of OT process.
  • Is able to undertake caseload management.
  • Clear understanding of the assessment process and use of OT assessment tools.
  • Demonstrates service user/patient centred practice.
  • Ability to treat service users/patients with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person
  • Teaching skills
  • Has knowledge of OT theory related to practice.
  • Has a clear concept of clinical models of practice and up to date knowledge of developments relevant to the service
  • Awareness of local and national issues and relevant legislation

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