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Senior Occupational Therapist (Band 6)




Senior Occupational Therapist (Band 6)

We are looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist to work as a senior clinician within the Community Occupational Therapy Service applying biopsychosocial knowledge of pathology and occupation to deliver the occupational therapy perspective to the community mental health locality team.


Clinical Duties:

1. To assess service users referred to the service, frequently acting as the first point of contact.
2. To utilise specialist assessments when presented with complex cases.
3. To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required.
4. To undertake treatment planning, communicating, and negotiating treatment plans and clinical reasoning for intervention with service users and their carers.
5. To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.
6. To provide specialist clinical advice and input for service users with complex problems and needs.
7. To work in collaboration to optimise physical and social environments in order to facilitate functional performance and empower service users.
8. To manage a caseload of complex presentations using evidence based, client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
9. To apply a variety of treatment modalities to meet the needs of service users in individual or group format, utilising clinical reasoning processes to determine the most appropriate setting for intervention.
10. To liaise with in-patient and community-based services and system partners to ensure smooth transfer of care through the services.
11. To make clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of client care to assistants, junior staff, students, carers and statutory or non-statutory bodies.
12. To regularly review service users’ progress in order to evaluate and interpret effectiveness of treatment plans and amend treatment or discharge service users accordingly.
13. To ensure that treatment offered is based on the best available evidence for effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied.
14. To develop and initiate interventions based on the integration of theoretical knowledge in order to meet unique service user needs.
15. To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies.
16. To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process in line with Occupational Therapy/Trust Clinical Governance Standards.

Indirect Clinical Duties:

1. To contribute to clinical case discussions at meetings or ward rounds.
2. To ensure occupational therapy contribution to the provision of quality clinical care and performance standards, including clinical audit, research, and evidence-based practice.
3. To undertake day-to-day clinical prioritisation and work planning for small teams.
4. To identify clinical service needs and initiate projects, which could be developed in order to meet challenges.
5. To promote the roles and skills of community therapy provision to other professionals, students, service users and carers.
6. To contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary team working.
7. To occasionally represent the Team at service development forums.

Profession Specific Duties:

1. To contribute to professional meetings as required.
2. To take responsibility for developing as a professional.
3. To maintain a continuing professional development portfolio.
4. To undertake annual 1:1 support.
5. To contribute constructively to the supervisory process.
6. To provide supervision to junior staff and students.
7. To occasionally represent the service at development forums.
8. To comply with policies and agreed procedures for annual leave, sickness and time owing.
9. To complete daily diary sheets for statistical purposes.
10. To provide Student Fieldwork placements in line with HEE capacity standards


In addition to the above duties, you will also be expected to perform the below key activities in line with your job role.

- Complete mandatory training in line with policies and procedures

- To participate in the staff appraisal process and to undertake for any staff you manage

- To keep yourself updated on all matters relating to the policies

- To provide management supervision where appropriate

- You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians, and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts, where appropriate and operationally required.

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