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International Occupational Therapist

Solent NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you Internationally Educated Occupational Therapist, Terapista Ocupacional, Ergotherapist, Ergotherapeut, Ergothrapeut, Rehabilitation Therapist, Ergotherapeytis, Ergoterapeut,Terapeuta Ocupacional,Tegevusterapeut, Ergotherapeute, Ergoterapeutas looking to join the NHS in Hampshire, UK and be part of something special?

Have you passed English Language IELTS or NARIC and are in the process/or registered with HCPC?

We are looking to recruit a number of Occupational Therapists within different NHS Trusts in Acute & Community, Mental Health/Psychiatric settings within Hampshire in the south of the UK.

We are offering an excellent relocation package, accommodation, flights, registration cost and more to help you with the beginning of your career journey!

We are looking for those who are internationally trained & registered Occupational Therapist in the process to obtain or currently holding HCPC registration. We are looking for those who can relocate in the forthcoming 4 months.

Main duties of the job

The OT service provides a range of focused assessments and interventions designed to support education and practice managing symptoms of psychosis and emotional dysregulation.

You will work alongside a welcoming and friendly multi-disciplinary team consisting of registered nurses/ mental health nurses, psychologists, therapists, nurse practitioners, medical team, social workers and experienced support workers.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Provide evidence based occupational therapy (OT) interventions to a caseload of clients to ensure good clinical outcomes. The post holder will be required to work with the client to assess their needs, identify goals for the occupational therapy intervention, to evaluate the outcome and maintain patient records (paper and electronic). This will require the use of clinical reasoning skills.

*Provide therapeutic group work to ensure good clinical outcomes. The post holder will be expected to work alongside OT team, Social workers, Psychology and other MDT colleagues.

*Use audit and research to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the service provided.

*It is the responsibility of the post holder to complete risk assessments to ensure that risk in the service is managed and reported as required. All occupational therapy staff are responsible for the safe use of equipment including ensuring the competence of staff, carer and patients.

*Maintain Professional OT Registration with the HCPC

*Professional standards relating to all occupational therapy staff include:

*Health Professions Council: Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics

*Health Professions Council: Standards of Proficiency

*Health Professions Council: Standards of Continuous Professional Development

*College of Occupational Therapists: Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists

*College of Occupational Therapists: Professional Standards for Occupational Therapy Practice

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • International Occupational Therapist registration


  • Health and Care Professions Council registration (HCPC)



  • Range of clinical experiences from practice placements and evidenced in Continues Personal Development record
  • Experience of applying the Occupational Therapy process
  • Experience of using standardised and functional assessments and activity analysis
  • Experience in use of outcome measures
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience of mental health issues

Additional Criteria


  • Basic skills in Occupational Therapy functional and standardised assessments, activity analysis, goal setting, individual and group interventions, and evaluation methods to support best practice
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients and their families, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to manage a caseload of clients

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