Specialist Occupational Therapist
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Occupational therapist to join South Tees Liaison Psychiatry on permanent contract.
Occupational therapy will be provided as a deliverable intervention which aims to support users in personally meaningful recovery of ordinary lives and daily occupation/s. A commitment to assessment of occupational need and a clear understanding of the therapeutic use and benefits of occupation based intervention is essential.
The B6 Occupational Therapist will work as part of the ward multi-disciplinary teams committed to collaborative working, and focusing on the provision of high quality evidence based services to individuals or groups.
Joint working with colleagues is encouraged, particularly as relates to grading discharge and providing continuity of intervention.
The post will offer varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Clinical/professional supervision will be provided by the lead occupational therapist.
As part of the interview you will be required to present a 15 minutes presentation. "Occupational therapy assessment and treatment in liaison psychiatry"
Main duties of the job
To develop and implement occupational therapy treatment plans and provide advice to service users with diverse presentations and complex needs to enable them to maintain, restore or create a balance between their abilities and the demands of their occupation and environment in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. Service users have a range of mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities.
Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of service users are maintained at all times and that care is delivered in accordance with evidence based practice by all staff for whom the post holder has designated responsibility.
To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing clinicalleadership and specialist clinical advice on more complex cases.
To provide clinical supervision to occupational therapy staff and students.To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.
To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
To promote at all times a positive image of the Occupational Therapy Service and the wider Trust.
We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £270m and a workforce of some 5,700 staff operating from over one hundred sites in Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire. We provide a range of services to 1.6m people in addition to providing specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
The Tees-wide Liaison Psychiatry Services operates across Tees, supporting North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, by providing mental health assessment, advice, diagnosis, treatment and care planning to patients with complex needs. The service is presently undergoing significant service development as a result of new funding, making it an exciting time to join our team. We are looking to recruit a Registered Mental Nurse to join the team and to help shape the future of liaison services across Tees.
Please see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.
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