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Bank Occupational Therapist, Watford sw1175

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 a session pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Full Time
We currently have opportunities to join the Nursing Bank within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in Watford as an Occupational Therapist.

To provide Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions for a specified service user group, to carry a caseload as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and to develop the Occupational Therapy service provision within the setting.

All staff should comply with the Trust's Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions for the specified service user group, to carry a complex caseload as a member of the MDT and to take a lead in developing the occupational therapy service provision within the setting.

Support the generic work of the Community Team by contributing eg to Initial Assessment, Care Coordination and Safeguarding.


About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country

With a workforce of c. 3,000 and an annual income of c. �200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk,

North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT following our CQC rating of Outstanding awarded to us in April 2019. We are on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage a caseload of clients with complex OT needs, using evidence based/client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in clinic and community settings and on home visits.

Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal

Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services, holding responsibility for defined projects where appropriate

Regularly supervise OT students on practice placement, following attendance at an approved Fieldwork Educators course

Apply knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and other standardised assessment approaches relevant to the clinical setting.

Following assessment, to undertake case formulation in order to highlight occupational strengths and limitations and to inform the intervention plan moving forward.

Work collaboratively with service users to identify OT goals as part of the overall recovery plan.

Provide interventions in the manner that is consistent with Trust standards and values.

Routinely provide feedback to the MDT regarding observed occupational performance throughout contact, which inform ongoing assessment and therapeutic intervention.

Provide specialist support and education to service users and carers regarding aspects of occupational therapy e.g. equipment fitting, rehabilitation programmes.

Maintain clinical records using the electronic patient record system.

Liaise with carers and other professionals as relevant.

Exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.

Attend mandatory training.

Comply with the RCOT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and Trust policies

Review and reflect on your own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal.

Maintain a professional portfolio for CPD, recording learning outcomes through participation in internal/external development opportunities.

Actively participate in the Trust OT CPD development programme, as a learner and a facilitator

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and associated packages.
  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy



  • Post registration experience in relevant clinical setting
  • Applied experience of providing both individual and group work interventions.



  • Car Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House, Watford, Herts, WD18 0JP

Colne House, Watford, Herts, WD18 0JP


WD18 0JP

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