Senior Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Occupational Therapist - Band 6

If you are looking for a change and a new challenge this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

A vacancy has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist working within the Low secure male Mental health Unit, based at Luton Bedfordshire.

This post will particularly suit a motivated, experienced, treatment-focused, and skilled Occupational Therapist, who is competent in the management of clients with a focus on utilising Occupational Therapy approaches and interventions that support recovery.

Main duties of the job

This is an ideal opportunity to promote the role of OT within a busy, multidisciplinary team, including nurses, another Band 6 OT, support workers, psychiatrists, and psychology. We are seeking a resilient, enthusiastic individual with good people skills, and an ability to work flexibly, positively, and autonomously with clients. A good sense of humor also helps! You will be managing your caseload and there may also be some opportunity for developing group work across a care pathway.

you will be supported to continue your own development and actively participate in providing a variety of learning opportunities for the team and service.

In return, we offer excellent training and development through our Workforce Development Department and within the service. Support is maintained through regular supervision, an OT support forum, and yearly appraisals to assist you, the successful candidate, in setting realistic objectives enabling you to maintain a positive attitude towards delivering quality customer care.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Date posted

09 Chwefror 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

364-A-7379

Job locations

Robinpinto unit

Calnwood Road

Luton Bedfordshire

LU4 0FB


Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical Duties:

  1. To assess clients referred to the service.
  2. To undertake specialist ADL assessments when required.
  3. To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required and undertake treatment planning; communicating and negotiating treatment plans and clinical reasoning for intervention with clients and their carers.
  4. To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.
  5. To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower clients and facilitate optimal functional performance.
  6. To liaise with other in-patient and community based services to ensure smooth transfer of care through the services.
  7. To provide OT specific interventions to meet the needs of clients using individual or group formats, utilising clinical reasoning processes to determine the most appropriate method of treatment.
  8. To make clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of client care to assistants, junior staff, students, carers and statutory or non-statutory bodies.
  9. To regularly review clients progress in order to evaluate and interpret effectiveness of treatment plans, and amend treatment or discharge clients accordingly.
  10. To ensure that treatment offered is based on the best available evidence for effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied.
  11. To develop and initiate interventions based on the integration of theoretical knowledge in order to meet unique client needs.
  12. To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies.
  13. To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process in line with Occupational Therapy Clinical Governance Standards.

Indirect Clinical Duties:

  1. To attend clinical MDT discussions at meetings or ward rounds.
  2. To participate in clinical audit, research and evidence-based practice.
  3. To undertake day-to-day clinical reflective work with the team
  4. To identify clinical service needs and initiate projects, which could be developed in order to meet challenges.
  5. To promote the roles and skills of Occupational Therapy to other professionals, students, clients and carers.
  6. To contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary team working.

Profession Specific Duties:

  1. To attend professional Occupational Therapy meetings as required.
  2. To take responsibility for developing as a professional.
  3. To maintain a continuing professional development portfolio.
  4. To undertake annual appraisal.
  5. To contribute constructively to the supervision process.
  6. To provide supervision to junior staff and students.
  7. To occasionally represent the Occupational Therapy profession at service development forums.
  8. To comply with policies and procedures for annual leave, sickness and time owing.
  9. To complete daily diary sheets for statistical purposes.
  10. To supervise a minimum of one student per year.

Any other duties as delegated by your Director or Chief Executive commensurate with the responsibilities of this post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical Duties:

  1. To assess clients referred to the service.
  2. To undertake specialist ADL assessments when required.
  3. To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required and undertake treatment planning; communicating and negotiating treatment plans and clinical reasoning for intervention with clients and their carers.
  4. To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.
  5. To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower clients and facilitate optimal functional performance.
  6. To liaise with other in-patient and community based services to ensure smooth transfer of care through the services.
  7. To provide OT specific interventions to meet the needs of clients using individual or group formats, utilising clinical reasoning processes to determine the most appropriate method of treatment.
  8. To make clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of client care to assistants, junior staff, students, carers and statutory or non-statutory bodies.
  9. To regularly review clients progress in order to evaluate and interpret effectiveness of treatment plans, and amend treatment or discharge clients accordingly.
  10. To ensure that treatment offered is based on the best available evidence for effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied.
  11. To develop and initiate interventions based on the integration of theoretical knowledge in order to meet unique client needs.
  12. To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies.
  13. To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process in line with Occupational Therapy Clinical Governance Standards.

Indirect Clinical Duties:

  1. To attend clinical MDT discussions at meetings or ward rounds.
  2. To participate in clinical audit, research and evidence-based practice.
  3. To undertake day-to-day clinical reflective work with the team
  4. To identify clinical service needs and initiate projects, which could be developed in order to meet challenges.
  5. To promote the roles and skills of Occupational Therapy to other professionals, students, clients and carers.
  6. To contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary team working.

Profession Specific Duties:

  1. To attend professional Occupational Therapy meetings as required.
  2. To take responsibility for developing as a professional.
  3. To maintain a continuing professional development portfolio.
  4. To undertake annual appraisal.
  5. To contribute constructively to the supervision process.
  6. To provide supervision to junior staff and students.
  7. To occasionally represent the Occupational Therapy profession at service development forums.
  8. To comply with policies and procedures for annual leave, sickness and time owing.
  9. To complete daily diary sheets for statistical purposes.
  10. To supervise a minimum of one student per year.

Any other duties as delegated by your Director or Chief Executive commensurate with the responsibilities of this post.

Person Specification

qualifications and registration

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration

Desirable

  • 2 years post qualification experience

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within mental health
  • Experience of carrying out individual interventions and group work

Desirable

  • Experience working within a crisis team
  • Knowledge of VdTMoCA
Person Specification

qualifications and registration

Essential

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration

Desirable

  • 2 years post qualification experience

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within mental health
  • Experience of carrying out individual interventions and group work

Desirable

  • Experience working within a crisis team
  • Knowledge of VdTMoCA

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Robinpinto unit

Calnwood Road

Luton Bedfordshire

LU4 0FB


Employer's website

https://eput.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Robinpinto unit

Calnwood Road

Luton Bedfordshire

LU4 0FB


Employer's website

https://eput.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Head Occupational Therapist

Devashni Naidoo

devashni.naidoo1@nhs.net

Date posted

09 Chwefror 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

364-A-7379

Job locations

Robinpinto unit

Calnwood Road

Luton Bedfordshire

LU4 0FB


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