Occupational Therapist (Mental Health), Byron PCN

Primary Integrated Community Services

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Job summary

As an experienced, registered Occupational Therapist with a mental health background, you will provide professional leadership, support, and advice within the multi-disciplinary team across a range of Primary Care practices.

This is a new role within the Primary Care Network (PCN) so you will be able to create and develop the service alongside the Clinical Director to offer high quality patient care. This will be achieved by working collaboratively to complete comprehensive core assessments and provide individualised, evidence-based care programmes.

You will be based within Byron Primary Care Network covering:

  • Whyburn Medical Practice, NG15 7JE
  • Oakenhall Medical Practice, NG15 7UA
  • The Om Surgery, NG15 7JP
  • Torkard Hill Medical Centre, NG15 6DY

Byron PCN has a patient population in excess of 35,000. You will be part of a wider team of Occupational Therapists and supported by the PCN Clinical Director and PICS’ Medical Director who is on the PICS leadership team.

Main duties of the job

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate mainstream primary care services for adults with mental health and/or learning difficulties and/or cognitive problems to advise and support agencies regarding meeting their duty of care.
  • Provide a high level of occupational therapy/professional care and treatment to patients through high quality occupational therapy care, assessment, and therapeutic intervention to adults with complex and substantial difficulties as part of a multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Work across organisational boundaries, developing new way of working to promote relationships to increase the quality of patient care and service within primary care.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • First level Occupational Therapy Qualification and Registration or equivalent.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in evidence based psychological therapies.
  • Evidence of post graduate education.

About us

We offer a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Part of a team of experienced practitioners and supported by our Medical Director who will help support your professional development
  • Part of the NHS Pension Scheme or an alternative government-based scheme (based on eligibility) with generous employer contributions
  • Competitive salaries with clear progression pathways – referenced to NHS Agenda for Change
  • Fully integrated with NHS IT systems
  • Generous annual leave entitlement which references NHS Agenda for Change and recognises previous NHS service
  • On appointment – 27 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
  • After 5 years – 29 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
  • After 10 years – 33 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
  • Competitive leave entitlement that includes sickness pay and maternity leave
  • Join a caring culture and a company of can-do experts

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB PURPOSE

As an experienced Occupational Therapist with a mental health background, you will provide professional leadership, support, and advice within the multi-disciplinary team across a range of Primary Care practices. The post holder will:

  • Work across organisational boundaries, developing new way of working to promote relationships to increase the quality of patient care and service within primary care.
  • Provide a high level of occupational therapy/professional care and treatment to patients through high quality occupational therapy care, assessment, and therapeutic intervention to adults with complex and substantial difficulties as part of a multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Work autonomously to undertake advanced practice procedures and promote recovery and wellbeing and maximising independence.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional Leadership and Development

  • To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through Continuing Professional Development activities and to participate in the review and appraisal process.
  • To adhere to the individual Professional code of conduct and practice at all times.
  • To reflect on own practice individually and/or through regular clinical supervision.

Communication and Relationships

  • Demonstrate advanced communication skills in providing advice, empowerment, facilitation, influence, motivation, and counselling.
  • Manage complex communication issues that may arise between differing health and social care professionals including de-escalation skills when working in highly antagonistic, hostile, and emotive clinical areas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need to involve patients and carers in decision making, offering them informed choices, respecting their views.

Analytical and judgment skills

  • Assess, interpret, and analyse range highly complex clinical information and environments, delivering a clear rational for care delivery, clinical outcomes, and clinical management strategies.
  • Demonstrate a high level of reflective practice and competence in clinical reasoning and decision making based on evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical and judgmental skills in relation to Initial and on-going assessments and subsequent treatment packages and assist colleagues in problem solving and providing quality care and make recommendations as to the best course of action.

Planning and organisation skills

  • Responsible for planning and prioritising their own workload.
  • Work independently as an Advanced Practitioner to manage own complex caseload.
  • Plan and organise specialist occupational therapy provision and make adjustments as required.

Responsibilities for patient/client care

  • Following the completion of a comprehensive core assessment, develop and provide an individualised, evidence-based programme of care based on formulation, including to those with complex needs/challenging behaviours.
  • At all times work in collaboration with patients and carers ensuring that the patient is treated with compassion, respect, and dignity.
  • Manage distress and conflict in the day-to-day work with patients who, as an expression of their condition/ diagnosis, may at times be difficult to engage and/or demonstrate significant risk behaviours.

Policy and Service Development

  • Adhere to policies, procedures, protocols, and standards and be instrumental in embedding these in service provision.
  • Adhere to professional code of conduct and standards, and requirements of other legislation.
  • Understand, contribute, and advise on statutory issues which impact on patients and carers. Perform statutory duties and seek advice where necessary.

Research and Development

  • Initiate and Lead on regular Clinical Audit and participate in Research as required.
  • Keep up to date with relevant research in the field in order to evaluate current practice and suggest service improvement.
  • Share any knowledge gained via conference, peer review journals, specific training sessions, workshops, presentations etc. in order to develop and underpin good practice.

Clinical Governance

  • To maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation in line with legal, professional, and organisational requirements. Ensure all information with regard to each patient related contact is recorded within SystmOne records
  • Identify need for, and undertake, research, clinical audit, benchmarking, and equipment trials, in order to improve effectiveness of patient care.
  • Disseminate research and audit findings through presentation to multi- professional groups and publication.

Professional Development and Personal Performance

  • Identify learning needs, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of education to meet identified need.
  • Establish own support mechanisms to enable structured reflection, including clinical supervision, development of supportive networks mentoring and coaching.
  • Participate in and undertake clinical supervision of colleagues on an individual or group

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

  • First level qualification – HCPC registered occupational therapist.
  • Post graduate degree or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of meeting the health needs of Adults with Mental Health and/or Learning Disabilities and/or Cognitive difficulties underpinned by theory and experience.

Human Resources

  • Take responsibility for keeping own professional knowledge and skills up to date through mandatory training, reflective practice, shared learning, etc.
  • Be responsible for being actively involved in CPD and professional development plans via supervision and appraisal process.

Please download the supporting documentation for full role details and to assist when applying for this role.

Person Specification

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Please provide details for why you would be a great fit for this role and why you have decided to apply.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Please provide details of your CPD, using examples where necessary.
  • Please provide your registration number of your HCPC professional registration.

Experience

Essential

  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your experience is suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your knowledge and skills are suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Primary Integrated Community Services

Address

Byron Primary Care Network

Hucknall

Nottingham

NG15 7JE


Employer's website

http://picsnhs.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


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Date posted

14 March 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

Negotiable £40,057 - £45,839 pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0220-22-3355

Job locations

Byron Primary Care Network

Hucknall

Nottingham

NG15 7JE


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