Mental Health Occupational Therapist

by | 07/03/2024

Role At A Glance

Profession: Occupational Therapy
Date Posted: 07/03/2024
Location: Greater London
Start Date: 01/01/1970
Type: Locum
Closing Date: 06/04/2024
Salary: £20 per hour

Locum Band 5 Mental Health Occupational Therapist Middlesex

IMC Locums are the new age healthcare agency, we pride ourselves on delivering healthcare recruitment better.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a locum Occupational Therapist to join a leading teaching hospital, based in Middlesex. They are seeking a qualified Occupational Therapist with previous Mental Health experience.

Job Description

1.Experience in the provision of standardised and non-standardised OT assessment (Including use of outcome measures),interventions guided by the Model of Human Occupation theory in line with the OT pathway within an acute mental health setting for adults.
2.The ability to liaise with Senior/Lead OT where further support and expertise are required. Provision of OT-focused home visit assessments where identified to support safe discharge planning.
3.The ability to prioritise caseload effectively, seeking support from Senior OT where required.
4.The ability to assess for moving and handling needs where appropriate and provision of minor aids aware of the responsibility to refer to relevant professionals where needs are outside of the scope of own practice.
5.Demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of acute mental health needs on occupational performance and engagement utilising a recovery-focused approach.
6.Ability to write and maintain accurate and timely OT reports and clinical records based on OT assessments and/or interventions and in line with the OT pathway within the service.
7.The ability to work within a fast-paced environment. The position will include cross-ward cover.
8.Work confidently as part of the Multi-disciplinary team [MDT] including liaising with external partner agencies to meet the needs of Service Users.
9.Confident in verbal and non-verbal communication skills with service users, carers (formal and informal) and other professionals involved in the care of the service user.
10.Apply a clear understanding of local safeguarding processes and an ability to organise time efficiently and prioritise workload.
11.Demonstrate flexibility in working when requested by Senior/Lead OT to prioritise tasks and attend relevant meetings concerning caseload and/or OT department.
12.Group facilitation with an understanding of continuous risk assessment and risk management.
13.To advocate for the rights and needs of patients. You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, HCPC-registered Occupational Therapist and adhere to the RCOT Code of Conduct.
14.Ability to assess complex mental health & well-being needs/conditions & develop, monitor and review care plans to facilitate an individual’s recovery.

Position Requirements

•HCPC Registered
•Minimum of two years postgraduate experience
•Previous clinical experience performing a similar role within a Occupational Therapy setting

Benefits of Working of IMC

•Highly competitive rates of pay
•3 month (minimum) locum assignment to start as soon as possible
•Full time hours (Monday – Friday)
•The successful candidate will be working within a strong team.
•FREE fast track registration
•Exclusive contracts available
•CPD annual contribution

To apply, please put your details forward for this job directly or click our fast track registration link through the IMC Locums website – OR you can contact me on or call me on 0203 982 2985 or WhatsApp me on +44 7483915661.

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