Senior Occupational Therapist
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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The role is as a Senior Occupational Therapist working in the Broxtowe and Hucknall Locality Mental health Team. The LMHT's provide community services for those aged 18-65 with a range of significant mental health issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, severe anxiety and personality disorders. We aim to provide the best quality care and treatment for patients who are experiencing significant mental illness by having a collaborative approach and recovery focus, as well as having patients and carers at the centre of what we provide.
The LMHT prides itself on a strong culture of multi-disciplinary team working, including mental health nurses, nurse associates, peer support workers, psychiatrists, community support workers, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapy assistants, administrative staff, managers, and early career apprentices. The successful candidate would be a strong advocate for OT within the team, as well as providing occupation-focussed person-centred interventions within the LMHT team.
Main duties of the job
- Conducting specialist OT assessments, planning interventions, and organising OT care.
- Monitoring OT inventions and supervising junior staff, including OT assistants
- Manage and prioritise a defined caseload of OT clients
- Delivering recovery-based interventions for clients with complex mental health needs
- Contributing to the MDT, RAM meetings and patient care across the team
- Using OT skills generically such as being on duty, participating in team initial assessments and screening referrals to the LMHT
- Actively work to continually develop the service in a client-centred and evidence-based context
- Follow the professional standards for occupational therapy practice, conduct and ethics
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- To maintain an individual caseload being responsible for assessment, evidenced based interventions / treatment and evaluation.
- Understanding of service users needs relating to active rehabilitation and impact on functional ability.
- To evaluate interventions and ensure effective outcomes.
- To prioritise caseload allocation and to ensure appropriate service delivery.
- To utilise core specialist OT skills within adult mental health care.
- To work across health and social care boundaries.
- Implement and co-ordinate a range of group work and individual work.
- To use expertise to deliver therapeutic interventions to service users with complex needs.
- To carry out effective discharge planning.
- To work with service users / carers with diverse needs.
Aptitudes / Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
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