Occupational Therapist (Bank)

1.        GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Job Title:                 Occupational Therapist (Bank)

Band:                     Band 5

Base:                      As required

Hours:                    as required by the team

Responsible to:        Designated Senior Practitioner.

Responsible for:       May be responsible for assistant / support

                              Staff. To be confirmed

2.        JOB SUMMARY

To work with the multi-disciplinary team, providing appropriate Occupational Therapy assessments and treatment. This will include group and individual work, home visits and the use of assessments based on the Model of Human Occupation. AMPs or other relevant standardised Assessments.

Please note that this job description should be read in conjunction with the existing job description for whichever post is being covered. Bank staff may be expected to move to different posts within the Trust in response to service demands.

 

  1. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

           Clinical Responsibilities:

 

  1. To be responsible for providing Occupational Therapy interventions to service users, including assessment and treatment, using a programme of group and individual activities.

     

  2. To record Occupational Therapy interventions, producing written assessments, reports and summaries to inform treatment and as part of the Care Programme Approach.

     

  3. To work as member of the multidisciplinary team, providing Occupational Therapy advice and support to other staff involved in work with service users.

     

  4. To attend and contribute to relevant clinical meetings, including ward rounds and Care Programme Approach meetings.

     

  5. To develop and establish clinical links with other Occupational Therapists, as appropriate, working in Mental Health Services in the Trust.

     

  6. To organise provision of any aids and equipment identified as necessary for Service Users, through the local Authority Social Services provision.

     

  7. To be accountable and responsible for a defined caseload or clinical work that reflects the priorities of the designated service.

     

  8. To be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of individual programmes of care.

     

  9. To liaise with other agencies involved in the service user’s treatment.

     

  10. To contribute to risk assessments as appropriate for service users and be responsible for communicating information about risk to other relevant services and agencies.

     

  11. To keep up-to-date accurate client records, including electronic records in line with Trust and professional requirements.

     

  12. To promote service user involvement in mainstream community activities.

     

  13. To provide advice and support to service users in accessing vocational opportunities.

 

Liaison and Administrative

  1. To be familiar with and implement departmental and Trust policies.

     

  2. To attend ward rounds, review meetings, team meetings and business meetings, as necessary.

     

  3. To liaise and communicate effectively with service users, carers and all members of the team.

 

Supervision and Training:

  1. To participate in regular clinical and managerial supervision with a Seniormember of staff.

     

  2. To participate in the assessment and supervision ofjunior staff and studentsas required..

     

  3. To attend and contribute to Continuing Professional Development meetings and in-service training as required.

 

Carers & User Perspective:

  1. To be responsible for actively promoting the social inclusion agenda for both service users and their carers.

     

  2. To ensure that there are robust mechanisms in place for involving service users in the planning and development of individual care plans and wider development of services.

 

Additional Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. To ensure that performance and standards are maintained and monitored through all relevant reporting arrangements.

     

  2. To participate in ongoing team audit, research, clinical governance and professional development.

 

 

4.       PARTNERSHIP WORKING

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust & the London Boroughs of Camden & Islington are working in partnership to provide mental health services.  Employees from all the participating organisations work closely together and have joint management and supervision arrangements.  In addition you will be expected to collect and report data relating to performance indicators for both organisations.

 

5.        CONFIDENTIALITY

All information concerning patients/clients and staff must be treated as strictly confidential at all times.

 

6.        VALUING DIVERSITY

It is the aim of the Trust to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital/partnership status, race, religion, age, creed, colour, ethnic origin, disability, part time working status and real or suspected HIV/AIDS status and is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.  To this end the Trust has a Valuing Diversity in the Workplace Policy and it is for each employee to contribute to its success.

 

7.        INFECTION CONTROL

            The prevention and control of infection is the responsibility of everyone who is employed by Camden and Islington Foundation Trust.  Employees must be aware of infection control policies, procedures and the importance of protecting themselves and their clients in maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

            The nurse or other person in charge of any patient or resident area has direct responsibility for ensuring that cleanliness standards are maintained throughout that shift.

 

8.       HEALTH & SAFETY

All staff must comply with all Foundation Trust Health & Safety Policies and Procedures.  Staff must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees, patients and visitors.

 

9.       NO SMOKING POLICY

There is a smoke free policy in operation in the Trust.  In accordance with this policy smoking is positively discouraged and is not permitted anywhere within the buildings, on the premises or grounds.

 

Designated smoking areas or smoking rooms are not permitted.  Support is provided for staff members who wish to stop smoking.

 

10.      DATA PROTECTION

If you have contact with computerised data systems you are required to obtain process and/or use information held on a computer or word processor in a fair and lawful way.  To hold data only for the specific registered purpose and not to use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such purpose.  To disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

 

11.      DATA PROTECTION ACT

All staff who contribute to patients’ care records are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to, the Trust’s Standards of Records Keeping Policy.  Staff should be aware that patients’ care records throughout the Trust will be subject to regular audit.

 

All staff who have access to patients’ care records have a responsibility to ensure that these are maintained efficiently and that confidentiality is protected in line with the Trust’s Confidentiality of Health Records Policy.

 

All staff have an obligation to ensure that care records are maintained efficiently and that confidentiality is protected.  Staff are also subject to this obligation both on an implied basis and also on the basis that, on accepting their job description, they agree to maintain both patient / client and staff confidentiality.

In addition, all health professionals are advised to compile records on the assumption that they are accessible to patients in line with the Data Protection Act.

 

12.     ACCESS TO HEALTH RECORDS

All staff who contribute to patients’ health records are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to, the Trust’s Standards of Records Keeping Policy.  Staff should be aware that patients’ records throughout the Trust will be subject to regular audit.

 

All staff who have access to patients’ records have a responsibility to ensure that these are maintained efficiently and that confidentiality is protected in line with the Trust’s Confidentiality of Health records Policy.

 

All staff have an obligation to ensure that health records are maintained efficiently and that confidentiality is protected.  Staff are also subject to this obligation both on an implied basis and also on the basis that, on accepting their job description, they agree to maintain both patient/client confidentiality.

 

In addition, all health professionals are advised to compile records on the assumption that they are accessible to patients in line with the access to Health Records Act 1990.

 

13.      SYSTEMS AND IT SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

All Trust staff are expected to use and to enter data onto the Foundation Trust Clinical Information System and to use other required IT applications where it involves their work.    All Foundation Trust staff will also need to have the essential IT skills in order to use the Foundation Trust Clinical Information System as well as other required IT related applications in their jobs.   Initial and on-going IT applications and IT skills training will be provided to underpin the above.

 

14.      WASTE DISPOSAL

All staff must ensure that waste produced within the Foundation Trust is segregated and disposed of in such ways that control risk to health, or safety of staff and the public alike in accordance with relevant legislation and procedures contained within the Foundation Trust policy.

15.      PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

i)        If you are employed in an area of work which requires membership of a professional body in order to practice (e.g. Nursing & Midwifery Council for nurses), it is a condition precedent of your employment to maintain membership of such a professional body.  It is also your responsibility to comply with the relevant body’s code of practice.  Your manager will be able to advise you on which, if any, professional body of which you must be a member. 

 

  1. You are required to advise the Foundation Trust if your professional body in any way limits or changes the terms of your registration.

     

  2. Failure to remain registered or to comply with the relevant code of practice may result in temporary downgrading, suspension from duty and/or disciplinary action, which may result in the termination of your employment.

     

  3. If you are required to have registration with a particular professional body or to have specific qualifications you must notify your manager on appointment of such fact and provide him or her with documentary evidence of them before your employment commences or, at the latest, on your first day of employment.Furthermore throughout your employment with the Foundation Trust, you are required on demand by your manager to provide him or her with documentary evidence of your registration with any particular professional body or in respect of any required qualifications.

 

16.      RISK MANAGEMENT

All Trust employees are accountable, through the terms and conditions of their employment, professional regulations, clinical governance and statutory health and safety regulations, and are responsible for reporting incidents, being aware of the risk management strategy and emergency procedures and attendance at training as required.

 

All staff have a responsibility to manage risk within their sphere of responsibility.  It is a statutory duty to take reasonable care of their own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by acts or omissions.

 

All managers through out the organisation have a responsibility to ensure that policies and procedures are followed, that staff receive appropriate training, that a local risk register is developed and monitored on a quarterly basis and any changes reported to the Clinical Governance Committee and Risk and Assurance Committee.

 

Managers are responsible for implementing and monitoring any identified risk management control measures within their designated area/s and scope of responsibility.  In situations where significant risks have been identified and where local control measures are considered to be potentially inadequate, managers are responsible for brining these risks to the attention of the Clinical Governance Committee or Risk and Assurance Committee if resolution has not been satisfactorily achieved.

 

17.      SAFEGUARDING

            The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to implement the Trusts’ Safeguarding policies and procedures, act promptly on concern, communicate effectively and share information appropriately.

 

18.     REVIEW OF THIS JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.  To be reviewed in conjunction with the postholder on an annual basis.

 

19.     INITIALS AND DATE OF PREPARATION

 

SM Oct 2013

28/10/2019
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