Community Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Petersfield and Bordon Occupational Therapy service, which works within the larger integrated care model.

You will be joining a leading organization that is both forward thinking and innovative. Southern Health Foundation Trust is committed to improving the quality of community health services across Hampshire and takes pride in rewarding the success of its staff. The applicant is afforded structured professional supervision and an annual appraisal.

This Occupational Therapist position is designed to contribute to avoiding hospital admission, rehabilitation/re-ablement, facilitating and maintaining patients in their own homes. Clients accessing this service will be predominantly (but not exclusively) in the elderly care group (over 65). This post offers the opportunity to work closely with all members of the MDT both in primary, secondary care, Adult Services as well as working closely with care/nursing home staff.

The successful applicant will be proficient, knowledgeable and competent. Educated to Degree or Diploma level in Occupational Therapy and hold HPC registration. They will continue to develop in their role through the acquisition of further skills, knowledge and competencies, to be determined by the needs of patients, the service and the team.

This job involves a proportionate amount of time driving, you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car for work.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would complete a period of induction and will be required to assume responsibility for coordinating a plan of care and rehabilitation, working within a scope of practice autonomously as a registered practitioner. The successful applicant will be expected to lead on care planning and identification of person centred rehabilitation goals. The applicant will need to possess excellent communication skills and be competent in linking with the larger multidisciplinary team. There will be the opportunity to develop service development skills, including supervision.

To provide advanced clinical and professional Occupational Therapy to the Community Therapy Team/Community Hospital Team, and to provide support to the Integrated Community Care team leaders in ensuring that the team contributes to the implementation of Southern Health Clinical Governance Strategies.

Undertake Occupational Therapy assessments of patients with diverse and complex conditions, providing a clinical diagnosis (where appropriate), development, and delivery of individualised treatment programmes.

To support the case management process by providing expert clinical advice and therapy to patients with a variety of complex conditions living in the community who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life or avoidable hospital admission to secondary care

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Allied Health Professional, educated to Degree level or Diploma equivalent.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Petersfield Hospital

Swan Street, Petersfield



GU32 3LB

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