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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As a specialist occupational therapist working within Community Hospitals you will have the opportunity to champion the key values of your profession.

We understand that through purposeful and meaningful activity we can support people to rehabilitate, recover and self-care. Although your base will be on the ward, we understand that working beyond boundaries is the only way to holistically support people toward their goals within this role you will have the opportunity to embrace the 'discharge to assess' ethos by working alongside our partnership organisations in order to support individuals safely home.

We strongly believe that our therapy teams within our community hospitals play a vital role not just in the health and well-being of our patients, but for our wider communities as a whole. By working proactively to identify current and possible future needs we can empower people to manage their own care, so looking to promote their health and wellbeing and reduce their future dependence on services as a whole.

As your caseload will be varied, you will have the opportunity to work alongside individuals experiencing a range of long-term health conditions. A key aspect of this will involve assessment of frailty and providing meaningful support for people with palliative health conditions.

This role is to be based on Archer Ward at Louth County Hospital, LN11 0EU.

If you are interested in this role then we invite you to get in touch.

Main duties of the job

- To assess and develop personalised care plans for individuals admitted on to the ward

- To (where appropriate) complete/delegate visits to individuals homes

- To provide clinical leadership and supervision to members of the therapy team

- To work with partner organisations in order to promote a 'discharge to assess' model of care

- To work alongside the therapy leads in order to innovate and develop the therapy service

- To demonstrate a commitment to personal development

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for further detail regarding the main responsibilities of the role

Person Specification

essential and desirable criteria


  • Degree or equivalent diploma in Occupational Therapist
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration
  • Post graduate experience as a occupational therapist in rehabilitation with older people and or long term conditions and or community / community hospitals / in-reach
  • Evidence of leadership experience


  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Educators qualification
  • Experience of working in community and community hospital settings

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


Archer Ward- Louth Community hospital

high holme road


LN11 0EU

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