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Lead 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.

Our Lead Occupational Therapist role involves:

  • Promoting, monitoring and maintaining best practice within the occupational therapy service

  • Leading on the delivery of multi-disciplinary therapeutic programmes across the unit
    Providing professional supervision to the occupational therapy team and education co-ordinators

  • Leading on the adoption of a recovery approach to care

  • Providing Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment to enable patients to achieve their maximum level of functional independence and to enhance their sense of wellbeing through engagement in occupation

  • Participating in comprehensive assessments of new patients, following the assessment pathway

  • Carrying out a range of standardised occupational therapy assessments

  • Taking the lead with other disciplines in devising; staffing; facilitating and evaluating multidisciplinary ward based programmes

  • Identifying and assessing potential risks involved in occupations and activities, for example outside of the ward and in the community

  • Assessing and providing environmental adaptations to facilitate daily living

  • Leading on the development and evaluation of vocational pathways for patients

  • Using goal-setting with patients to ensure effective treatment and as an OT outcome measure

  • Contributing feedback to clinical discussions

  • Carrying out individual sessions on/off the ward and in community settings

  • Planning and facilitating open and closed groups on and off the ward

  • Working alongside nursing and support staff in the delivery of ward programmes

  • Keeping up to date and accurate clinical records, maintained in accordance with professional and departmental standards, to provide a clear record of intervention of the OT service and ensure confidentiality is maintained

  • Evaluating interventions informally after each session and through regular written review

  • Providing specialist advice to staff about appropriate treatment approaches and adaptive equipment for clients

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

  • Post-graduate diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy

  • Experience of working in mental health settings at senior OT level

  • Current state registration

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

  • 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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