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Senior Occupational Therapist (rotational), London Borough Of Newham

United Kingdom, England, London Borough Of Newham
Last update 2024-03-03
Expires 2024-04-03
ID #1929059155
Free
Senior Occupational Therapist (rotational), London Borough Of Newham
United Kingdom, England, London Borough Of Newham,
Modified November 18, 2023

Description

Employer heading Senior Occupational Therapist (Rotational) Band 6 ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations. Job overview Rotational Occupational Therapist NewhamDue to the successful internal promotion of one of our therapists, we have an opportunity to join our popular Band 6 rotation within Newham! This rotation gives experience across a range of services and currently includes Acute inpatient mental health (triage and treatment wards), Community adult mental health services, Home treatment team (HTT), Diagnostic memory services in our Older Adult community team, Adult Learning Disabilities and Dementia inpatient services. Rotations are 9 months in duration.Rotations might be further expanded and changed to reflect the needs of our community, the development needs of our therapists and our service needs. This might include future opportunities in Acute physical health services and/or Social services.The development of all our Occupational Therapists are important to us. You will have access to peer and professional supervision, monthly educational sessions, CPD-sessions, quality improvement training and early leadership development. We value and celebrate diversity and are interested in any unique skills and life experiences you could bring to the role! Main duties of the job The purpose of this role is to be part of the Senior Occupational Therapy rotation, providing meaningful Occupational Therapy (OT) input across Adult, Learning Disability and Older Adult Mental Health services in Newham.As a rotational therapist, the exact job plan, skills and knowledge depends on the rotation. However, across rotations there is a particular focus on service users’ recovery and social inclusion goals, via both individual and group work. The ability to understand first and foremost what matters to the individual, is central to the role. Sound clinical reasoning drawing on a range of models, theories, lived experience and specialist skills will be developed. It is also important to draw on your dual training in both physical and mental health. Working for our organisation Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations. Detailed job description and main responsibilities Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile. Person specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential criteria Diploma or degree in Occupational TherapyHCPC RegistrationMember of the Royal College of Occupational TherapyExperience of CPD and role development activities Desirable criteria Practice Placement Educator Training Experience Essential criteria Experience in clinical mental health setting and/or demonstrable experience highly related to the clinical field.Evidence of Service Development activities.Experience of working as part of a Multi-disciplinary teamExperience of managing own caseloadExperience of individual and group workExperience of staff/student supervision Knowledge and Skills Essential criteria Knowledge of applied social, health and medical sciences including psychology, anatomy, physiology and sociology.Knowledge of how mental health difficulties impact upon occupational functioning and performance.Knowledge of current National legislation, policies and guidelines relevant to adult community mental health and their application.Working knowledge of Clinical Governance and its application.Knowledge of RCOT standards of practice and their applicationKnowledge of Equal Opportunities, confidentiality and consent issuesOccupational and vocational assessment skillsSpecialist clinical skills to carry out OT interventions: therapeutic and activity based interventions; remedial training and cognitive behavioral interventions and psychosocial and psycho-educational interventionsSpecialist Health Promotion and rehabilitation skills in order to promote social inclusion and prevent relapse and hospitalisationTo have developed interpersonal skills enabling therapeutic alliances to be developed and maintained with clients who have complex needsAbility to evaluate the effectiveness of OT interventions including knowledge of outcome measures.Ability to manage a complex clinical caseloadAbility to undertake clinical risk assessmentAbility to communicate difficult informationAbility to undertake supervisionAbility to assess and manage verbal aggression and risk of physical aggression in inpatient and community settings, reducing risks to those involved.Ability to plan and work with statutory and non-statutory services around clinical issues •Word-processing/IT skillsGood organisational and time management skills.Ability to maintain the profile of OT within a MDT and the organisation Desirable criteria Ability to plan, prioritise and coordinate clinical service provision.Ability to provide training and presentations Other Essential criteria Physical skills required facilitating a wide range of activities both on a one-to-one and group basis, including using equipment as required.Mental and emotional effort required to undertake concentration required for clinical consultations and interventions on both a one-to-one and group basis.Mental effort required to undertake intense concentration for data analysis, strategic planning, holistic formulations; report writing etc.Ability to manage frequent highly distressing clinical interactions with clients who have serious mental health problems, including crisis situations Further details / informal visits contact NameMarilyn HodgesJob titleDirectorate Lead for Occupational TherapyEmail Telephone number02075404207

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior occupational therapist (rotational)

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