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Mental Health Occupational therapist

Reference: 6099
Date posted: 07.02.2022
Job details
East Ayrshire
Temporary/ locum
Sub-sector
Occupational therapy
Professions
Occupational therapist
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Description

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in mental health?

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Mental Health Occupational Therapist, to join our fantastic private client in Ayrshire. This vacancy is available to start as soon as possible, offering full-time hours per week in a locum role.

The Occupational Therapist in post will be working within an adult mental health service, providing specialist assessment and treatment to patients with a range of moderate to complex personality disorders. In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to our patient’s diagnosis and identified needs.

Duties will include:

  • Care-coordinating
  • Attending MDT meetings
  • Contribute to the holistic assessment of physical and mental wellbeing needs.
  • Assessment and intervention of individual patients needs and progress.
  • Treating patients for a range of moderate to complex mental health conditions
  • Working with other healthcare professionals
  • To work effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing high quality, efficient and effective care to veterans with complex mental issues across Scotland. The organisation tends to work with PTSD, complex PTSD, moral injury, addictions anxiety and depression. We support both veterans and their families in residential, outpatient , community and digital capacities.
  • In person services are chiefly delivered in Edin and Glasgow, but community hubs are throughout the country. In terms of how we will use the resource depends on the individual’s circumstances. Due to a considerable service redesign, we have capacity and geographical equity challenges at the moment.
  • To ensure the activities of the OT team remain aligned to the strategic objectives of the Scottish Governments Veteran’s Mental Health Action Plan and the associated performance requirements as laid out by the Head of Operations Scotland
  • The provision of assessment, individual and group support
  • Work at an advanced level of practice within the IDT, utilising in-dept knowledge, clinical skills and experience at an advanced level in the management and treatment of veteran’s occupational therapy conditions.
  • Demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for veterans within the IDT with a strong understanding of occupational case formulation, sensory-informed approaches, risk assessment and management.
  • To provide high quality, evidence-based and evidence led treatments for veterans with complex mental health problems, in 1;1 and group contexts, online and/or face-to-face.
  • To promote evidence-based practice throughout our service to other professionals and motivate others to advance practice and improve quality of care.
  • To contribute to the whole system treatment planning process, developing, implementing and evaluating treatment and encouraging and supporting service users to define their treatment needs.
  • To assist the Head of Occupational Therapy in the development of treatment programmes within the occupational therapy service
  • To contribute to the development of comprehensive care packages and to the process of effective discharge planning, working collaboratively within IDT process’ and Other voluntary and statutory professionals involved in the Veterans’ care.
  • To promote the health, wellbeing and functioning of Veterans and maintain a safe, caring and therapeutic environment.
  • To promote and maintain excellent standards of care within the clinical governance framework.
  • To support other IDT staff to provide interventions that are recovery focused and promote social inclusion.

What next?

If you are an Occupational Therapist that has excellent communication and rapport building skills and would like to create a positive change to those with mental health difficulties, we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.

Benefits of locum work:

  • Daily payroll
  • Variety of work opportunities in NHS and private sectors
  • Expand your skill set more quickly
  • Flexible hours of work

Why Pulse?

  • Online interviews via HireVue
  • First class support and advice from our specialist consultant teams
  • ipoint – Electronic Timesheet smartphone app
  • Assistance with travel and finding accommodation
  • Streamlined compliance process, utilising new online technology
  • Access to high-quality voluntary training
  • £300 Recommend a Friend bonus scheme*

*Terms and conditions

Not for you but know the ideal occupational therapist?

If you are registered with Pulse and recommend a friend to us, you can earn £300 per recommendation once they have worked over 200 hours*.

 


Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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