Are you a Senior Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge?
Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic Child and Adolescent Mental Health team?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Occupational Therapist with a Positive, energetic and forward-thinking attitude to join a CAMHS team in Portlaoise.
Medforce Recruitment are recruiting a Senior Occupational Therapist to join a wonderful CAMHS team in Portlaoise.
The Successful CAMHS OT will be an active member of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in the community CAMHS Team. There is a significant focus on the use of occupation-based interventions, individually and in groups, to support the recovery of children/adolescents in CAMHS.
The Senior OT will carry a case load and will complete occupational therapy assessments & interventions looking at the impact of the young person’s moderate to severe mental health difficulty on their occupational performance. As part of the MDT, the OT will be an active member in the weekly team meetings and contribute to the Individual Care Plan and discharge planning. As part of the MDT, the OT will complete some generic mental health work, such as intake assessment and Key working duties, this will be initially closely supervised and dependent on the individual therapists measured ability and experience to date.
The CAMHS MDT considers Occupational Therapy as key members of the team and are included in evidence based CPD opportunities and detailed complex case discussions.
The Senior OT will be supported and guided by an experienced CAMHS OT manager who will provide supervision. Senior therapists will also provide supervision to staff grade therapists (depending on experience) Opportunity for peer supervision is also available. There are opportunities for departmental learning during the monthly OT meetings, where service development is strongly encouraged.
The Senior Occupational Therapist will:
- Be responsible for the provision of a high-quality Occupational Therapy Service
- Develop and maintain high standards of clinical practice within this area through clinical evaluation, audit and research opportunities.
- Engage actively in clinical and educational duties as required and will evaluate the above described service.
- Contribute to a structured process for education of senior and staff grade colleagues, undergraduates and other disciplines
- Be responsible for the maintenance of standards of practice of self and staff appointed to clinical / designated area(s)
- Be responsible for managing own caseload and for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment programmes for service users according to service standards
- Participate in the integrated discharge planning process in line with the HSE Code of Practice
- Be responsible for the day-to-day running of a designated service area(s) by supervising staff, prioritising and allocating work and promoting positive staff morale and team working in conjunction with the Occupational Therapist Manager
- In conjunction with the Occupational Therapist Manager lead service planning by anticipating the changing needs of the service and service users
- Foster and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, front line managers, and other healthcare personnel in the team
- Ensure the quality of documentation of all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, reports and discharge summaries are in accordance with local service and professional standards
Beginning with a specified purpose contract for 1 year with the opportunity to interview locally to secure a permanent position. A Monday-Friday, 35 hour working week.
Salary range €59,478-€70,033 per annum plus excellent benefits, 27 days paid holidays and much more.
- Be registered or be eligible for registration, on the Occupational Therapists Register maintained by the Occupational Therapists Registration Board at CORU
- Have three years full time (or an aggregate of three years) post qualification clinical experience with two years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
- Demonstrate clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice appropriate to carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the role in line with relevant legislation and standards.
- Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
- Demonstrate the ability to lead on planning and managing the delivery of an optimum service in an effective and resourceful manner
- Full driver’s license and use of car is essential for this role.
Charlene is a strategic, highly enthusiastic leader with a wealth of experience recruiting Senior Healthcare Professionals, Allied Health and Social Care Professionals across Acute Hospitals, Community Teams, Primary Care, Mental health services, Disability services and social care organisations within the Public and Private Organisations across Ireland.
To discuss this role in detail please contact Charlene Cooke by Phone: 085-8768218 or email a copy of your CV to Charlene on email@example.com