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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 160 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic full time Band 6, HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to join our team working within the Hartlepool Psychosis Service.

The post holder will be based within a dynamic team aiming to deliver high quality care across all areas of practice. The Psychosis team is an integral part of the delivery of community mental health services offered to the population of Hartlepool and its surrounding areas.

The post holder will be an autonomous qualified occupational therapist and will be expected to provide the Occupational Therapy process to clients within a range of settings. Advanced clinical reasoning and communication skills will be required. The post holder will manage a complex caseload of clients from an occupational therapy perspective. They will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to articulate occupational therapy goals as identified by the client.

An interest in and commitment to the provision of theory based occupational therapy practice in the area of psychosis is essential. The therapeutic use of meaningful activity and occupation is essential within this service.

There are varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Well defined support and supervision systems are in place. Applicants should note that flexible working hours may be required, and there is potential for the service to operate over 7 days in the future.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The post holder will also be expected to provide leadership and day to day and formal professional clinical supervision for allocated occupational therapy staff / occupational therapy students.

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Siobhan Simpson, Clinical Lead OT, and/or Colin Rowley, Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

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This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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