Permanent Occupational Therapist
Salary: Up to 36,000 p.a., depending on experience
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with complex mental health experience to work within a 45-bed mental health facility for adults, based in Hertfordshire.
The facility has three wards, a female PICU, and two Elderly High Dependency Units for men and women over the age of 55. Service users are usually referred from other secure placements or from acute wards. Services may be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act.
Hours are typically day shifts, however there is some flexibility required in terms of covering ad-hoc shifts that are outside of the usual Monday to Friday, including weekends and some on-call duties.
You will work within the multidisciplinary team at the hospital, managing a caseload of service users, each with differing needs, providing core occupational therapy assessments and interventions that enable the services users to work towards recovery, a valued lifestyle and aim for optimum level of functional ability.
- Undertaking occupational therapy assessments leading to the identification of the service users’ needs whilst addressing occupational performance, establishing baseline levels of functioning, establishing strengths and skills deficits and, enabling the service users in areas of self-care, productivity and leisure
- Planning and implementing individual and group evidence-based interventions, in collaboration with the service users and staff, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
- Interpreting assessments, evaluating the impact of illness, disability or environmental factors on the service user’s ability to carry out his or her desired activities and occupations
- Writing occupational therapy reports and to contribute to the MDT reports.
- Maintaining accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation, in line with legal and departmental requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines both verbally and in writing, e.g. medical notes, reports and letters.
- Monitoring and evaluating and re-evaluating at regular intervals individual and group treatments in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the interventions
- Producing routine outcome measures of the occupational therapy services as directed by the Head of Psychology and therapies
- Assisting staff across all units in fostering relationships with local communities to enable service users’ integration into the local communities
- Attending meetings such as CPA/MDT, service users progress review meeting and, contribute to the decisions with regards to the service users’ care plans and to promote positive working relationships
For this role you will need:
- HCPC registration
- Diploma/BSc in Occupational Therapy
- Experience of working in complex mental health supporting vulnerable adults who present with a wide range of issues (psychiatric conditions, mild LD, older adults with neurocognitive deficits, personality disorders) and complex physical health care needs.
For full details, please contact: Kat (Kathryn) at Mind Professionals on (phone number removed), or apply here.
Mind Professionals - Why work with us?
Mind Professionals offer a specialist recruitment service to career mental health professionals on a Locum/temporary, fixed term and permanent basis. We work as a partner agency to the Ministry of Defence, and also provide our services to the NHS and private/independent sector across the U.K.
Mind Professionals offer the following candidate benefits:
- Your own dedicated recruitment consultant to support you throughout the application and placement process.
- Attractive and highly competitive rates of pay
- A generous Recommend a Friend bonus scheme*
- A range of long and short term placements and permanent roles to match your availability and preferences
- Access to work nationwide. We have roles available across the UK.
- Free DBS disclosure (where required)