Specialist Occupational Therapist
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week & Part Time 22.5 Hours Per Week
The rehabilitation team consists of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy associate practitioners and trainee Occupational Therapists. The service users we work with are care coordinated by wider community mental health teams and the rehabilitation team is an additional service to what they receive from their allocated service. The Community Rehabilitation Team provide additional support for the service user in the form of intensive Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention.
Our service aims to prevents admission to locked rehabilitation placements and supports the return of service users from locked rehabilitation services into the community. We strive to enable service users to remain living in their community and support them to develop their independence as part of their recovery pathway.
We work with service users in their place of residence, this can be their own independent property, supported accommodation provision or through in reach to the inpatient wards. The role will require you to work on an agile basis within the community therefore applicants must have access to a vehicle for work purposes and be able to access the whole of Wakefield district.
We work with service users for up to two years allowing the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships and enabling service users reach their functional recovery leading to discharge from our service.
Main duties of the job
As a qualified Occupational Therapist within the team, you will and will be responsible for completing the OT process working collaboratively with service users and their carers/family members.
As a member of the team, you will work as an autonomous practitioner working in an agile way. You will be confident with risk assessment and management and will have excellent communication skills to work with wider members of multi disciplinary teams, service users, carers, and wider agencies.
You will be supported with your learning and development and will receive regular supervision, appraisals, ensuring that you are working as an Occupational Therapist within your role. You will have access to the Occupational therapy network and to occupational therapy specialist forums.
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
The post holder will be required to work as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment for service users in receipt of care from community services. Enabling service users to engage in a range of individual and group community based treatment activities. You will be actively involved in the promotion of occupational therapy within the service area. The post holder will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and the client group.
Key Result Areas
- To undertake specific standardised and non-standardised assessments to formulate effective treatment plans in conjunction with the service user, family and carer.
- To interpret the assessment results in order to plan and implement a client centred occupational therapy treatment programme on an individual and/or group basis using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
- To ensure therapeutic interventions are of a high professional standard, informed by evidence based practice and involves the service user and carer in all aspects of the care programme.
- To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the effect of disability providing training and advice on lifestyle changes/adaptations to the clients social and physical environments.
- To act as the care programme co-ordinator as required and to offer carers an assessment and care plan where appropriate.
- To contribute to a co-ordinated team approach throughout the assessment and in meeting the service users needs including developing and maintaining close working relationships with all relevant services, and agencies within the voluntary sector.
- To regularly evaluate the effectiveness of group and individual occupational therapy interventions by undertaking specific audits and using outcome measures such as standardised/other relevant assessments and service user satisfaction questionnaires.
- To continue treatment interventions where necessary to assist in the transition of skills from an inpatient setting to living independently within the community.
- To work effectively within the multi-agency team ensuring that both written and verbal communication is clearly maintained to ensure a seamless service.
- To be responsible for the maintenance of appropriate clinical records concerned with service user treatment, in accordance with risk management documentation guidelines.
For full job description, please see attached supporting documents
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).