Specialist Occupational Therapist

Durham, Durham, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Jan 2020
14 Feb 2020

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to work within the In-patient services for adults with learning disabilities at Lanchester Road Hospital. The in-patient service provides specialist assessment and treatment and positive behavioural support for people with a learning disability who may be experiencing a mental illness.

You will be responsible for providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention, in line with the overall service delivery approach. This will include positive behaviour support, intensive treatment, training others to deliver treatment programmes, advise on environment and equipment. The post holder will also recommend on individual service users needs as part of discharge planning and specifying future service provision. The post holder will be an active member of the inpatient team and engage in a culture of evidence-based practice and person-centred care.

The post holder should be motivated by the opportunity to provide Occupational Therapy in this new post, to develop new ways of working and enhance service provision. They should understand positive behavior support and be innovative in delivering a client-centred service to adults with learning disabilities who have complex and challenging behaviours.

The post holder will have significant experience in Occupational Therapy, working with service users with a learning disability, mental health difficulties and/or complex needs. The post holder will have a compassionate manner and an appreciation of the challenges that individuals with a learning disability experience.

This post will mainly focus on in-patient services but there will be opportunity for some community work (e.g. as part of a service users transition to a new service).

There are regular occupational therapy peer meetings (speciality based and trust wide support). The post holder will be expected to engage in clinical and management supervision. Occupational Therapists within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) work closely with other health care professional and multi-disciplinary team work is integral to the service provision. Our Trust is committed to providing first class continuous professional development. With this role, comes the opportunity to participate in policy development, audit, research activities, pathway development, staff and student training.

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.

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.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. Y

Ref: DDL00520

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