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Specialist Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Specialist Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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County Wide
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata. May include High Cost Allowance - 5% basic salary, minimum payment of £1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791 per annum pro-rata for part-time
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Early Intervention in Psychosis team (PATH - (Psychosis: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment in Hertfordshire))

There is currently a vacancy for a highly motivated and innovative Occupational Therapist to work within Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Early intervention in Psychosis team. It is a county wide post and your base will either be in Stevenage or Radlett. This will be decided on appointment.

The PATH Service has been developed to provide dedicated biopsychosocial care to people presenting with early psychosis. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary team and will contribute to the core work of the EIP Service.

The Service encourages joint working between professions to provide in-depth interventions for the people who use the service. The multi-disciplinary team consists of Nursing, Social care, Medical, Psychology, STaR workers, Associate practitioners and Employment & Vocational advisors.

The clinical team is supported by a number of administrative and data staff.

The successful applicants will need to evidence a sound knowledge of Occupational Therapy interventions with people who have Mental Health problems.

You will manage a clinical caseload and carry out comprehensive assessments and deliver evidence based interventions using the Model of Human Occupation. Assessments and Interventions may take place at the unit, in service users homes, or in the community. Within this role the post holder will deliver individual / group sessions to help the service user achieve their personal and recovery goals.

This post is brand new to the PATH service and is a wonderful opportunity for the successful applicant to develop the role and contribute to the Pathway. Occupational therapy will be able to provide more interventions and develop groups within the service using the Recovery Through Activity framework developed by Sue Parkinson.

You will link into the Community OT teams who have made links with several community resources enhancing the quality OT provision.

The Community Occupational Therapy staff across Hertfordshire meet regularly for professional development and peer support which receives regular positive feedback. There is an extensive in house training programme for all OT staff to develop, consolidate, and share specific OT skills. There is the opportunity for the post holder to complete the Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills assessment (AMPS) and /or the Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI). The post holder will have the opportunity to supervise and delegate tasks to junior staff and offer placements to occupational therapy students.  The community OT teams offer a supportive environment with regular professional supervision provided by the lead OT. 

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Helen Dudeney
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