JustOT is recruiting for a Senior Occupational therapist for a male low secure unit based in Bedfordshire.
Occupational Therapist Luton
Mental health unit
Fulltime hours 9-5
Start Oct 2019
The unit is an 18 bedded low secure in-patient unit for men. The unit has an established MDT who help with recovery of patients. They are looking for a full time Band 6 OT to be a part of the MDT team and help with the provision of the service.
To work as a senior clinician in Secure Mental Health Services providing a range of specialist bio-psychosocial interventions and supporting carers and families.
*To assess patients admitted to the Secure Service ward.
*To utilise specialist assessments when presented with complex cases.
*To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required.
*To undertake treatment planning, communicating and negotiating treatment plans and clinical reasoning for intervention with patients and their carer's.
*To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.
*To undertake manual handling assessments ensuring other professionals and carers are aware of manual handling needs.
*To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment to empower patients and facilitate optimal functional performance.
*To liaise with Social Services and Housing Organisations concerning provision of equipment and home adaptations.
*To manage a complex caseload.
The role is 9.00 - 17.00, Mon-Friday. No evening/ weekend/ long day working. Experience of working in inpatient mental health services is essential; work experience in secure/ forensic services is desirable.
If you would like more information call Everton on 0207 613 7573.