Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Acute Services
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists to take up opportunities across our acute mental health inpatient and urgent care services.
You will be based in one of the acute inpatient wards, working as a key member of that team where you will develop and deliver occupational therapy (OT) provision to a designated caseload. You will focus on occupational performance, complex mental health presentations, risk management and evaluating outcomes aligned to personalised care plans. You will implement and facilitate individual and group programmes of clinical intervention in collaboration with OT assistants, activity workers and other professionals for effective recovery and discharge.
Whilst you will be based with a specific ward team, as a member of the wider occupational therapy service there may be occasions when flexibility of location is required to accommodate clinical need. Post holders are expected to work shift patterns that include long days, early and late shifts to be provided over a 7-day period. You will be working closely with the Senior Occupational Therapist, band 7 Occupational Therapist, Ward Manager, Matron, and the ward multidisciplinary team.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be able to communicate well and use their professional skills and knowledge to work effectively across the service, as well as displaying ability to work on their own initiative and be a committed team player.
You will be joining a hard-working multi-disciplinary team dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for service users and carers. You will be involved in a variety of professional roles to include supporting the day-to-day decision making on the ward, designated supervision responsibilities, leadership of various individual projects, quality initiatives and service developments that support the trust strategy. This will equip you to embrace our philosophy of care; that the service user is at the heart of everything that we do. You will be expected to be flexible in your approach and welcome the opportunity to build on your existing experience and skills.
This position would be ideal for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a vision to develop their career and clinical expertise within an acute mental health environment. The post would require the successful applicant to have experience within a mental health setting and have an awareness of risk management. You will be expected to utilise specialist functional assessments and interventions utilising the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) which is primarily used within the trust.
Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.
Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.
For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.
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