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Graduate Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK.

With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.

Please note this is a fixed term role for 12 months, with the possibility of transitioning to a permanent role.

Our Graduate Occupational Therapist role involves:

  • Working as an Occupational Therapist within a Mental Health setting as part of the multi-disciplinary team, contributing to clinical discussions of patient needs.
  • Assessing and identifying occupational needs and providing occupational therapy interventions on an individual and group basis.
  • Participating in and facilitating the training, development and clinical supervision programmes of the department in the North London Clinic to ensure a quality patient service provision.
  • Holding a clinical case load across wards in the North London Clinic to ensure patients receive a high standard of Occupational Therapy.
  • On a daily basis monitor programme activity and be proactive in ensuring that meaningful therapeutic activity is provided.
  • Working collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team members on patient activity.
  • Providing effective and accurate clinical entries and outcome of activities using an electronic patient database system.
  • Attending the following Clinical meetings in order to ensure accurate feedback on patient activity:
    • Ward-based Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings
    • Ward rounds as appropriate
    • Appropriate Care Programme Approach Meetings / Section 117
    • OT team meetings.
  • Demonstrating excellence in clinical practice through assessment, treatment and evaluation of both individual and group interventions.
  • Being responsible for an appropriate caseload providing Occupational Therapy specific assessment, treatment/interventions via a range of individual and/or group treatments.
  • Supervising and assisting activity coordinators, students and therapy assistants in implementing both individual and group interventions, dependent on own professional and personal level of confidence, knowledge and experience
  • Participating in the development of the Occupational Therapy timetable and individual programmes.
  • Undertaking a key role in motivating and engaging individuals.
  • Participating in clinical and professional meetings.
  • Maintaining and developing personal clinical skills being aware of developments within the profession and to participate in relevant research and development activity.
  • Undertaking additional duties as requested by your supervisor and other senior occupational therapists.
  • Applying evidence based practice to service delivery.
  • Designing culturally and religiously sensitive needs led aims and objectives in collaboration with clients, carers and other agencies.

Partnerships in Care reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

Interviews for this role will be held on the 7th November 2016.

Please note this is a fixed term role for 12 months.

To be successful as Graduate Occupational Therapist, you’ll need:

  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC registration
  • Possess ability to motivate and encourage others
  • Experience of working as a team member
  • Group work skills
  • Able to work flexibly to meet service requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written
  • Effective time management
  • Computer literacy and keyboard skills
  • Evidence of understanding in relation to service compliance and clinical governance requirements.
  • Demonstrate understanding of CPA
  • Previous experience of working in a secure environment.
  • Previous experience of working with people that have mental disorders.
  • One year’s postgraduate experience
  • Accredited Fieldwork Educator
  • Participation in steering groups
  • Evidence of student /OT assistant supervision
  • Experience of working in secure setting
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of managing a diverse caseload
  • Working knowledge of risk assessment
  • OT report writing

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)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Voluntary Benefits

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application, but if we have not contacted you after four weeks from the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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