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Occupational Therapist


Must Haves



  • Degree or equivalent pre-registration award in occupational therapy

  • Current HCPC registration

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills

  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Initiative and creativity

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Up to date knowledge of OT models and theories

  • Ability to reflect on and criticise own performance

  • Computer skills

  • Understanding and appreciation of CPD

  • An awareness of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007


Main Function of the job:
In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such duties as may reasonably be required or been informed by the Registered Manager.



  • With the aid of regular clinical supervision, the post holder will be responsible for the assessment of patient need and the development, implementation and evaluation of Occupational Therapy treatment and programmes of care, with the emphasis on group and individual interventions and recovery-focused care.

  • To provide evidence-based, occupational therapy knowledge and skills to the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

  • To facilitate, plan and develop a high-quality programme of therapeutic and occupational activities for patients and be involved in ward-based delivery of these as well as in the community, linking in with wider statutory agencies and voluntary organisations to promote social inclusion.

  • To be a proactive member of the MDT in respect of communication, team administration, quality of service and service development.

  • To educate and supervise unqualified staff and students.

  • Preliminary duties within Vision MH Ltd.

  • To work within the integrated care team to encourage effective team working, implementing and maintaining highly professional standards of care within the team.

  • As a member of the MDT to be responsible for the assessment of need and the planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans.

  • To offer both individual and specialist group therapy and to deliver direct patient care, according to individual care plans and in response to the identified need.

    To provide indirect care by supporting and empowering junior staff.

  • To maintain written electronic records of all patients, to record information and write reports as necessary.

  • To participate in clinical meetings and to lead, where necessary, handover of care to all staff involved in patient care.

  • To promote evidence-based practice that supports social inclusion and a recovery approach within care planning and the CPA process.

  • To ensure all aspects of relevant Mental Health Legislation are being adhered to.

    In addition, to ensure the requirements of all current legislation are observed.

  • To ensure the assessments of patient's functional abilities are completed using a range of standardised and non- standardised tools as required.



Main duties and responsibilities:



  • To be responsible for assessing and treating all patients at Cornerstone House, using a range of approaches

  • To be responsible for ensuring that all patients at Cornerstone House take part in recovery planning and that recovery goals and programmes are regularly reviewed

  • To keep up to date with new treatment methods and be actively involved in research projects relating to mental health

  • To attend Multidisciplinary meetings, reviews, CPA's and case conferences as required

  • To evaluate treatment and keep accurate records maintaining high professional standards and complying with current legislation

  • To provide support and guidance for lower grades of staff and seeking advice from the Head of Therapies with complex cases where necessary to assist in the treatment of such cases.

  • To assist in maintaining high professional standards in clinical and professional matters, complying with the Code of Ethics as well as local and national policies

  • To be responsible for specific administrative duties allocated by the Head of Therapies, keeping relevant records of stock/statistics etc.

  • To be aware of responsibilities under current legislation

  • To encourage good communication with other disciplines keeping the Head of Therapies informed appropriately

  • To ensure security of the therapy rooms and its resources, in conjunction with all staff using its facilities

  • Be responsible to undertake line management supervision, appraisals, sickness & absence reviews, produce performance management frameworks & the necessary risk assessments for the allocated OTAs

  • To partake in the teaching of staff members in relation to OT, rehab and recovery

  • To adhere to the rules of confidentiality at all times

  • To produce accurate and professional reports for CPA meetings