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Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work specifically as an Occupational Therapist, practice and thrive in the occupation you went to University to specialise in, love working in mental health. Come and be part of the CMHT in Skegness. We want your specialism to enhance the service we can offer the individuals in the East Coast of Lincolnshire area

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description. We want to attract the person best suited to this role and this doesn't always mean most experienced. If you are newly qualified and want to develop in a safe, supportive environment, being mentored by experienced mental health professionals come to our team. We would also support you through guidance and clear goals to achieve a B6 position within a pre defined time and achievement of competencies.

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.

To attend multi-disciplinary meetings/ case conferences/CPA reviews for individuals on their caseload

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 physical and mental health needs, identify their related needs and circumstances and enable them and/or their care givers to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour to support community living or facilitate discharge.

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

To carry an OT specific caseload.

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team taking part in the duty rota where this is in place.

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

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

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

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 attend and actively contribute to LPFT CPD events.

To link in with other OTs within the adult community division to ensure OT pathways and are in place.

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( both management and clinical) , personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the Adult Eating Disorders Team Co-ordinator.

To act as lead professionals within the team.

Provide management supervision to other team members as required including professional supervision to band 5 OTs within the adult community division

To participate in student education for both occupational therapy and other disciplines.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff to create networks that improve patient care. Participate in audit ,research and development as necessary to the service

Person Specification



  • Currently an Occupational Therapist
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.
  • APPLE/ L'APPLE or equivalent placement practice educator accreditation


  • Training in AMPS
  • Management and leadership training
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups



  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs and skills that are transferable.
  • Experience of managing clinical risk and making autonomous decisions based on analysis of complex presenting problems.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Experience of working with people with complex mental health needs
  • Experience/knowledge of using Model Of Human Occupation

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Holly Lodge

9 The Meadows, Lincoln Lane


PE25 2JA

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