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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Trust in this clinical lead role. The postholder will oversee the delivery of Occupational Therapy working within the locality mental health teams based in Chelmsford and Braintree. This is a real opportunity to shape the delivery of services supporting the transforming of mental health provision for services users within mid Essex.

Within the Occupational Therapy service we have a strong professional leadership alongside the locality management.

Appropriate continuous professional development is supported.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead on the provision and delivery of Occupational Therapy interventions across adult mental health community services within the community provision in accordance with area / locality structures. You will work as a senior member of the multidisciplinary clinical team, delivering a high quality service supporting a recovery and rehabilitative approach that is underpinned by evidence based practice and care pathways / packages and NICE and DH guidance, providing day to day professional and clinical leadership, evaluation and monitoring across the service delivery pathway.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

Subject to certain conditions support can be given to support relocation packages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for more detail.

Oversee and participate within the delivery of Occupational Therapy services within the community mental health service.

Support staff through supervision and preceptorship process (where relevant)

Work alongside team managers in supporting the wider mental health provision within the teams.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma


  • Post Graduate learning



  • Evidence of mental health skills and knowledge


  • Specialist skills (post grad skills/knowledge)



  • Evidence of leadership experience - supervision/students/new staff induction

Service development


  • Involvement/delivery of Service developments/innovations

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