Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Chandlers Ford Therapy Team to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.

We are seeking a Band 6 to work within our Integrated Community Team, visiting people in their own homes or clinic setting. We provide an Urgent Community Response model of care to prevent hospital admission whilst continuing to deliver rehabilitation to adults living in the area who have long-term or complex health needs.

You will work closely alongside the nursing and frailty teams and wider Primary Care Colleagues to prevent hospital admissions, support patients being discharged from hospital, palliative care and promote self-management for patients with long term conditions.

We are looking for a skilled and motivated practitioner who is dynamic and keen to work as part of a team to achieve the best for their patients. The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills, the ability to work well within a team and be able to demonstrate good time management and prioritization skills.

The post holder will participate in the development, training, and support of the multi professional team and students. In return Southern Health offer training opportunities to support ongoing career development.

Applicants must be a registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist and have full access to a vehicle for work and possession of a full driving license is essential.

Main duties of the job

*To provide specialist therapy skills within the Integrated Community Team working both in the community and 9 bedded inpatient unit.

*To assess and treat own caseload, which may include complex presentations and to maintain own records as an autonomous practitioner.

*To assist senior staff in the education and supervision of junior colleagues, assistants and students.

*To assist senior staff in daily management of the team and provision of therapy service, deputising for the team leader in their absence.

*To assist senior staff in development and maintenance of an efficient and effective therapy service.

*To contribute to the inter-disciplinary working within the Community therapy team and Locality by teaching, learning & practicing inter-disciplinary skills & techniques as defined by an agreed competency framework or training scheme.

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



  • UK Health Professions Council registered Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of community experience and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Brendoncare Knightwood

Shannon Way, Chandler's Ford



SO53 4TL

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