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Occupational Therapist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Inpatient Mental Health Service for a band 5 Occupational Therapists within Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Dudley adults locality, however pam trust support may be requested to meet service needs.

Main duties of the job

  • They will implement evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist interventions in addition to participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy Services.

  • Participate in therapy hub group program utilizing a range of psychoeducational interventions, such as anxiety management, distress tolerance and recovery focused groups that will feed into recovery focused care planning.

  • The successful applicant will need to be an enthusiastic and committed individual who will be part of a wider team, including other Occupational Therapists and members of an Multi-Disciplinary Team within an- Inpatients Therapy Hub.

  • The candidate will need to be flexible in service provision/cross site cover on different wards when required and support the team pan trust.

  • The post holder will have responsibility for a caseload of clients including those with complex needs and will need to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment interventions to adults/older adults within a hospital setting.

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate robust OT clinical skills and knowledge of working mental health settings.

About us

We are an energetic and hardworking team, working with adults with mental health needs. We regularly come together exploring ways we can ensure a quality service as well as enabling shared learning. We work alongside Nurses, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Support Workers and other partners, both internal and external. As a Trust we are committed to increasing the quality and range of services we provide which are safe and supportive to services users, their carers and relatives. Having recently been reviewed by the CQC as 'Good' we are working towards further improving over time - Come and join us on this journey as we work to provide even better care for our staff and patients.

What we can offer you
  • Preceptorship Programme.
  • Regular Management Supervision, Clinical Supervision and Peer Support Sessions.
  • Opportunities to explore external training in relation to desired interests with a commitment to enhancing your professional development.
  • Commitment to support in the development of your clinical skills including knowledge/skills within mental health specific interventions and group work.
  • Other work related development opportunities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work as a member of a MDT within Inpatient Therapeutic Hub, the assigned ward and as a member of the OT professional team.

You will receive support from Senior OT staff to fulfil a predominantly clinical role involving regular daily contact with patients and carers.

The post holder will be the dedicated OT to a specific ward for assessment and liaison, whilst also providing group and 1 to 1 work in the centralised Therapeutic Hub. The post holder will need to prioritise work appropriately and maintain an appropriate professional OT profile while still working as an effective MD team member. The post holder may need to provide clinical input on other wards/sites if this is required via the service.

  • To maintain and prioritise a clinical caseload with support from Band 6 OT and Hub Manager
  • To identify patients who might require OT input by undertaking standardized and non standardised assessments of occupational performance.
  • To develop and implement OT intervention programmes, including 1:1 and group work, to evaluate and modify the OT process as necessary and to evaluate the outcomes of interventions.
  • To assist with the development of a ward based therapeutic day both on the ward and in the Therapeutic Hub
  • To contribute to the assessment of careers needs and take appropriate action.

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • BSC Hons Occupational Therapy
  • Understanding of MOHO and application


  • Experience of working in mental health whether in placement or previous role
  • Experience of running groups
  • experience of ADL assessments
  • evidence of MDT working

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Bushey Fields Hospital

Bushey Fields Road



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