Hello All OT's
A vacancy has arisen for an occupational therapist role to delivery occupational therapy basedinterventions within the service. The post holder will work autonomously within professionalguidelines and the overall framework of the team's and unit's policies and procedures. Thepost will include clinically related research and development, as well as clinical measurementand audit.
The post holder would join a thriving team of multi-disciplinary professionals such aspsychiatry, nursing, psychology, family therapy, occupational therapy and social work. Thehospital has a strong track record in the provision of specialist care to high risk vulnerableservice users.
Our Occupational Therapist role involves:
- Co-ordinating the unit timetable across both services with the support of Occupational Therapy Lead.
- Assessing the provision of activities and groups and identify necessary changes to the timetable as they are required, and based on service user needs.
- Providing 1-1 interventions based on the service user functional needs.
- Ensuring continuous improvement by evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and communicate this through relevant meetings and with the wider MDT.
- Attending the multidisciplinary meeting each week, and wherever necessary assist in any documentation required, as well as share ideas.
- Providing specific individual assessments of young people where it is identified by the multi-disciplinary team as necessary.
- To Support Senior Therapeutic Care Workers to ensure the organisation of activities for young people, including weekend and evening activities.
- Keeping abreast of developments within Occupational therapy practise and explore how these can benefit the service and patient experience.
- Complying with the Company Appraisal system and attend an appraisal every year.
- To actively engage in the supervision process.
To be successful as Occupational Therapist, you'll need:
Diploma in Occupational Therapy or BSc in Occupational Therapy and Registered with
the Health Professions Council (essential)
Attendance at postgraduate courses providing specialist knowledge or experience in Eating Disorders (desirable)
Good oral and written communication skills (essential)
Ability to facilitate groups and evaluate their effectiveness (essential)
Able to interact appropriately with clients, relatives and carers (essential)
Understands professional standards and limits of competence and will use supervision to identify areas of development (essential)
Ability to undertake functional assessments and clinical interventions (essential)
Knowledge of sensory integration or trained in sensory Integration Practise
Knowledge of MOHO (desirable)
Word processing skills (essential)
Experience of working within a clinical/care environment (essential)
Experience of working in CAMHS Settings (desirable)
Experience or motivation to work with young people with Autistic spectrum Disorder.
Able to work accurately and responsibly on tasks assigned by the supervising
Pleasant demeanour suited to dealing with a wide range of people.
Values and respects colleagues.
Adopts a positive approach to collaboration and compromise.
Organised and efficient
Flexible, willing to change and modify in response to changing needs.
Open to new ideas.
High degree of motivation and commitment.
About our benefits
In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
Free meals while on duty
Employee Assistance Services
Continuous learning and development