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Occupational Therapist 

Job Title: Occupational Therapist 
Job Location: Park Lodge, Wolverhampton 
Pay: Disclosed on Application - Full Time 

Job Purpose: 

To design, arrange and provide direct clinical care which encompasses Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment and management of children and young people with eating disorders and with complex mental health needs who may be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. To work as part of a team of staff in ensuring there is a provision of quality service to the patients and work in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team. 

Main Tasks: 

Inform all Patients of their right to access their activity/recovery plan, and to actively encourage them to read and evaluate the plan. 
Demonstrate effective leadership qualities, providing appropriate advice and guidance to members of the team. 
Undertake thorough assessments of care needs which lead to the development of detailed and relevant care plans, positively encourage patient involvement in all aspects of service delivery. 
On a planned basis, uses appropriate evaluation techniques to assess the effectiveness of packages of care, which have been offered. 
Ensure that the development and maintenance of an effective system for assessing, managing and minimising levels of clinical risk. 
To work as an integrated member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, and facilitate effective team working in providing excellent care to Patients. 
To participate in the effective implementation of the care programme approach, ensuring relevant and up to date communication between all those involved in supporting individual Patients. 
To be involved in planning, providing, evaluating therapeutic groups and activity programmes as appropriate to the clinical setting. 
Ensure clinical and professional development needs are met by the PDP process. 
To take an active role in the development and implementation of audit and evidence based practice within a clinical setting. 
Take responsibility to maintain professional registration by meeting COT and HPC standards and support adherence to these within clinical settings. 
To ensure that treatment areas and equipment used for Occupational Therapy interventions are safely maintained and are in good order and condition. 
To work in an autonomous way with Occupational Therapy specific interventions based on sound clinical reasoning. 
To take the clinical lead for promoting occupation within the ward environment and support the team in enabling the environment to be occupationally focussed. 

Job Summary and Workload Management: 

To present as a positive and professional role model to all staff within the unit, striving to maintain a philosophy of service user involvement in continuously improving the service 
To take the professional lead for the overall provision and development of high quality Occupational Therapy within the hospital, asserting your competencies as an OT and embedding these within the wider role of Primary worker. 
To actively participate in and provide supervision to identified staff. 
To positively participate in and assist other staff, in the implementation of personal development plans, and promote mandatory training. 
To utilise your core Occupational Therapy skills in providing a high quality of Occupational Therapy mental health treatment within a wider role of primary worker. 
To support the development of a central therapeutic environment within Park Lodge. This will involve assessing needs, developing group programmes and facilitating groups appropriate to the needs of the patients. 
To participate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of Care and Treatment for patients within a Care Programme Approach (CPA) system. 
To support the profession's development and modernisation and the adherence to your profession's standards and codes of practice. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required: 

BHSC (OT) /Dip COT. 
At least two years post graduate mental health work experience with CAMHS/Eating Disorders. 
To demonstrate and apply a highly skilled level of clinical and professional supervision. (Utilising a variety of techniques underpinned by a variety of models and experience). 
To have completed all education required of a Professional Lead OT. 
Maintain up-to-date specific professional, legal and technical standards of practice in accordance with professional codes of conduct. 
To demonstrate a complex level of Mental Health practice and contribute to the sharing of this within your team. 
To demonstrate a high working knowledge of CPA and promote best practice within your own team. 
To demonstrate a high level of skill in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment for patients. 
To know, maintain and constantly strive to improve, all standards of care within the hospital. 
To be conversant with the role in terms of carrying out the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 as well as assisting in the education of other staff in relation to this. 
To demonstrate skills in co-ordinating a team and allocating resources responding to need. 
To demonstrate a complex level of use of Occupational Therapy core skills with patients. 
Building a collaborative relationship with Patients that will promote reflection, autonomy and engagement in the therapeutic process. 
Assessing and observing functional potential, limitations, ability and needs, including the effects of physical and psychosocial environments. 
Enabling Patients to explore, achieve and maintain balance in their activities of daily living in the areas of personal care, domestic, leisure and productive activities. 
Identifying and solving complex occupational performance problems. 
Using activities to promote health, well-being and function by analysing, selecting, synthesising, adapting, grading and applying activities for specific therapeutic purposes. 
Planning, organising and leading activity groups. 
Analysing and adapting environments to increase function and social participation. 
To understand and use appropriately positive risk taking to maximise therapeutic potential. 
Comprehensive understanding of the use of group work as a therapeutic medium. 

Communication and Working Relationships: 

To respect the confidentiality and sensitivity of Patient information, and follow relevant guidelines in disclosing information. 
To communicate with others in an appropriate and professional manner. 
To provide supervision, support and training to Occupational Therapy staff through the PDP process, junior members of staff and support staff. 
Within the development of clinical settings contribute on Occupational Therapy profession's perspective both verbal and written. 
To maintain accurate and appropriate clinical records and statistical information as required and in accordance with professional standards. 
To gain consent and build a collaborative relationship with Patients that will promote engagement in the therapeutic process adapting to barriers in communication which Patients may present with e.g. emotional, psychological, physical. 
To co-ordinate and communicate complex care packages for defined patients both verbally through ward rounds, ward handovers, team integration and telephone and non-verbally through CPA, reports and documentation. 
Inform all patients of their right to access their activity/recovery plan, and actively encourage them to read and evaluate them. 
Facilitate effective team working to provide excellent treatment and care to both Patients and Carers. 
Demonstrate respect for the role of other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team. 
The post- holder will have access to a wide range of confidential information relating to patients, staff and the company which must not be divulged to any unauthorised person in any circumstances. 

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