Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Lytham St Annes
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is an exciting place to be an Occupational Therapist and it is a highly valued role in our Trust's approach to multi-disciplinary care. We have sound professional structures to lead and inspire our Occupational Therapy workforce. We are committed to delivering excellent services, putting occupation at the centre of our work and championing peoples' rights for their occupational needs to be recognised and addressed.

We are seeking a compassionate and enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join theFylde Coast Rotation. If you are an OT who would like to expand your experience within different mental health settings we currently have a vacancy for a full time band 5 Occupational Therapist:

Main duties of the job

Within the rotational post you will be based with a variety of teams across Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre. You will work within each team for 12 months. The teams will include
  • Older Adult Community Mental Health Services (Fylde Coast Rapid Intervention & Treatment Team (RITT), includes Care Home Liaison)
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services (Home Based Treatment Team and Adult CMHT)
  • Older Adult In-Patient Mental Health Wards

The successful candidate will be responsible for caseloads, assessing patients within the hospital, community and home environments and supporting with patient centered care. They will also be expected to undertake supervision of support staff and assist in local developments related to the Occupational Therapy.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is enthusiastic about working in mental health with excellent communication skills and who wants to to develop their clinical skills in these exciting areas.

You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills using preceptorship and will work with and receive supervision from experienced therapists. There are plenty of opportunities for professional development including evidence based best practice forums, AHP journal clubs and an AHP research and innovation forum. We are looking for a therapist who is enthusiastic about working with people with mental health needs.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Clearance

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Bsc/Msc in Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Ongoing registration with Health Professionals Council


  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)



  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics



  • Application of the OT process
  • Broad range of under graduate practice placement experience
  • Use of functional assessment and the analysis of occupation

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


RITT Blackpool Fylde & Wyre (25-65)

Lytham St Annes


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