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Senior or Specialist Occupational Therapist
Up to £35500 (Depending on Experience)
Our Specialist Mental Health hospital is recruiting for a dedicated Senior/ Specialist Occupational Therapist. We offer a safe and secure care environment for men and women whose mental health has rapidly declined or worsened. We're predominantly an intensive care psychiatric hospital (PICU) for people with multiple conditions, complex health needs and challenging behaviour, such as acute psychotic episode, drug-induced psychosis, schizophrenia, risky behaviours and many more.
We also provide an extended and enhanced approach to treatment in a dedicated female ward to achieve longer-term outcomes including a reduction in readmissions and stabilization of long-term or recurrent mental health conditions.
You will be a HCPC registered and qualified Occupational Therapist. You are either someone who is ready for a step up into a Senior position or you are specialised or very experienced in providing occupational therapy to patients who have mental health needs.
- To work as a member of the clinical service / team, providing a high quality, occupational therapy service to patients, their families or carers.
- To provide a patient centred occupational therapy service.
- To work as an autonomous practitioner in managing a complex clinical caseload by applying knowledge and skills to the assessment of the need of patients. From the assessment, to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan designed to reduce the impact of disability and ill health.
- To manage a defined caseload of complex cases independently, evidencing problem solving and clinical reasoning skills in line with evidence based / patient centred principles.
- To provide supervision, teaching and appraisal for junior occupational therapists, assistants, students and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
- To contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service.
- To deputise for the Lead Occupational Therapist as appropriate.
- To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of own professional activities.
- To adhere to and apply the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists (College of Occupational Therapists 2000).
- To use skills in providing occupational therapy assessments and interventions in various settings (e.g. the clients home, workplace, community).
- To work closely with patients and their family / carers to encourage participation in the therapeutic process.
- To develop occupational therapy treatment programmes in collaboration with patients, carers and other involved professional (e.g. occupational therapy assistants, support workers) to be carried out as appropriate.
- To plan coordinate and deliver patient centred individual and / or group interventions, using the principles of graded activity and a wide range of treatment techniques and approaches.
- To coordinate intervention to be carried out in conjunction with others, such as carers and to train the to carry out therapeutic programmes and thus ensure effectiveness of intervention.
- To provide advice on lifestyles, roles, functional abilities, self care and the physical environment after taking account of the effects of the medical condition on the individual and their family / carers.
- To provide verbal and written information to other multi-disciplinary professionals regarding the occupational therapy assessment, management and treatment of patients.
- Participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and quality issues, including the management and reporting of incidents
- Participates in discussions within a variety of settings, offering views, ideas and opinions.
- Participate in the process of positively supporting and inspiring colleagues within the service to improve standards and quality and to develop professional practice.
- Responsibility to maintain continuous professional development in order to meet requirements of professional registration.
- To work within the boundaries of your relevant Professional Code of Conduct.
- Adherence to national guidance and best practice evidence on Infection prevention and Control.
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Maternity leave at 3 month's full pay and 3 month's half pay, (up to a max salary of£50k)
- 2 week's paid paternity leave
- Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
- A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
- Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
- General annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays that grows with service
- Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
- The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
- Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
- A range of staff discounts
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
If you have the right skill set to apply for this position please email your CV to #####@######.### or call ##### ######.