Lead Occupational Therapist (Learning Disabilities)

  • Full Time
  • Stoke On Trent
  • £40 -50ph

JOB DETAILS


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the fastest growing provider of Specialist Mental Health Care in the UK. Led by a senior management team that individually have at least 20 years’ experience in Mental Health, this organisation brings a unique approach to the delivery of care. Their passion for delivering exceptional standards is demonstrated by the groups CQC reports with the majority of their Hospitals and Care Centre’s achieving a “Good” or “Outstanding” rating. Their Mission is to become Europe’s “go to” provider of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and neurological care services and putting patients first is their most important core value that drives the business towards this goal. This forward-thinking organisation now seeks an experienced Lead Occupational Therapist to head up the OT division in a 40-bed Learning Disabilities Nursing Home based in Staffordshire

Key Responsibilities
We are looking for a dynamic individual who will be responsible for the professional and clinical leadership of the OT team across the home.

Duties will include

  • Providing leadership and support to the Occupational Therapist team
  • Providing comprehensive initial and continuing OT assessments, according to the agreed model to meet CPA guidelines and OT service delivery agreement
  • Using specialist skills in the area of Learning Disabilities to assess and implement individual occupational therapy plans, establish treatment goals and plan occupational therapy intervention in consultation with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and other services as appropriate
  • Planning and facilitating needs-led, evidence-based individual and group treatment programmes
  • Attending and actively contributing to CPA/Case review meetings, working collaboratively with MDT colleagues in the planning and delivery of patients treatment programme

Experience Required

  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Experience leading/managing an OT team
  • At least 3 years of post-qualification experience within the field of Learning Disabilities
  • State Registration (HCPC)
  • To be a member of BAOT (desirable)
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of the CPA process
  • Evidence of ability to research, plan, implement and evaluate a project for a specific patient group
  • Knowledge of current legislation specific to this clinical environment
  • Effective written/verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of time management skills
  • Evidence of delivering presentations and training to others
  • Evidence of coping strategies to deal with confrontation, challenging behaviour and personal stress
  • Understanding of issues relating to hospital settings and risk management
  • Experience of providing Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary work
  • Experience of providing supervision to Occupational Therapy Assistants.

 

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