Perinatal Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lincoln or Grantham
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced B6 Occupational Therapist to join the specialist Perinatal CMHT.

The post would ideally suit an OT who has experience of working with women with moderate to severe MH Problems.

Working with families & having awareness of safeguarding would be advantageous.

Experience of working in the community would be highly desirable.

You will be working as part of a full MDT & working collaboratively in developing & expanding the OT pathway & group programme for women & birthing people under our care.

You will be providing OT assessments to families in the Perinatal period and this will include developing specialist OT assessments , advice, consultation & supervision to others.

You will be expected to work alongside other teams & services who may also be involved in the care of our patients.

The service is delivered through a full MDT approach providing comprehensive assessment & treatment to women & birthing people from 13 weeks Pregnant up to 24 months post natal.

There are several opportunities to complete specialist Perinatal training within the East Midlands Perinatal network.

It is important to highlight that we are a countywide service, base at either Lincoln or Grantham will be discussed at interview.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide comprehensive assessment and treatment to women referred to the Perinatal Mental Health Team, and will be required to deliver interventions/treatment to patients whilst under care of the Team. The post holder will provide specific occupational therapy interventions and professional advice and support to other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools. This will include a balance of both generic and specific OT work.

To work Monday-Friday 9-5pm

To delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients mental health care, where appropriate.

To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of occupational therapists in the team is of the highest standard of clinical care.

To manage referrals and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.

To communicate and liaise with others to ensure appropriate assessments, interventions and reviews are in place.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances and enable them and/or their care givers to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour to facilitate discharge.

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk to facilitate discharge.

To assess carers and familys needs and signpost or refer them to the relevant support.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills to facilitate discharge to their residence of choice.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making within the.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.

To adhere to HCPC code of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines (for example N.I.C.E.)

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff to create networks that improve the pathway of care as patients are discharged acute services.

Person Specification



  • Currently Occupational Therapist
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice


  • Training in Cognitive disability model
  • Training in AMPS
  • Management training
  • APPLE accreditation



  • Relevant experience of working with adults with complex needs or adults with mental health needs and skills that is transferable.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of working with women who have become unwell during the ante/postnatal period.

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Archway Centre or Elm Lodge

Lincoln or Grantham


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