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Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To plan and implement individualised and group therapeutic assessments and interventions for male service users aged 18 - 65 years who are inpatients within the Mental Health Unit. To collaboratively work with service users and members of the multidisciplinary team in establishing clear goals and recommendations that will assist in the recovery process whilst people are resident on the acute wards and during the transition period back into the community. The Occupational Therapist will lead on continuing to develop the Recovery and Inclusion Worker role and service development projects.

Main duties of the job

Job Description:

Post: Occupational Therapist

Salary/Grade: Band 6

Location/Base: Taylor Ward Tameside general Hospital, Acute Adult inpatients

Responsible to: Ward Manager

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Leadership To identify and assess Occupational Therapy need and plan therapeuticinterventions using the Model of Human Occupation. To be responsible for prioritising own work load using screening tool anddelegate to the Recovery and Inclusion Workers as required. To work with the multidisciplinary team on the ward. To liaise, plan and co-ordinate with other professional agencies, including wards, CMHT, Housing, Third sector agencies to ensure continuity of care and quality service. To participate in discharge planning meetings, care plan reviews, Best Interest meetings, and informal discussions concerning patients. To be responsible write accurate and concise clinical reports using Model of Human Occupation outcome measures and to ensure up to date and accurate records are maintained regarding all patient contact. Comply with HCPC Occupational Therapists standards of proficiency. Maintain a high professional standard in client care at all times in line with the College of Occupational Therapy code of practice. To take responsibility for seeking clinical and managerial support from peers and senior staff. Adhere to appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines. Liaise with the wider multidisciplinary team to enhance the standard of care clients receive. Participate in risk assessments, and work within the framework of the Care Programme Approach. Participate in staff inductions, acting as a role model to develop the skills and knowledge of junior staff. Responsibility for the fieldwork education of designated students. Attend team meetings and care-planning meetings as required, and participate in Ward Rounds ensuring follow up action is taken. Participate in the development of qualified/unqualified staff within the ward team. Promote a safe environment via Health and Safety policies. Moving and handling clients using appropriate equipment and ensuring safe working practices are maintained. Ensure client confidentiality at all times. To ensure that patients, their families and carers are directly involved in decisions which affect their care. To initiate patient focused interventions and developments, which reflect social, cultural and spiritual needs. To lead in programmes of work as required by the Acute Care Forum. To actively contribute to the Trust wide Occupational Therapy forum. To participate in the organisation and provision of other appropriate therapeutic activities. To work with inpatients in their own homes in the community or hospital based facilities where relevant

Person Specification



  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Professionals Council
  • Training in Model of Human Occupation
  • Post registration diploma or equivalent experience in relevant field



  • Experience of applying the OT process with people with acute mental health needs
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of competent performance at Band 5 in an acute mental health setting
  • Experience of independently managing a case load.
  • Experience of contributing to MDT risk assessments
  • Demonstration of reflective practice and use of constructive feedback to aid development
  • Experience of setting up / facilitating and evaluating therapeutic group activities



  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy Process
  • Understanding of specific needs of clients with mental health problems and their impact on occupational functioning
  • Sound understanding of current government policies in relation to Acute Care including national guidelines, Mental Health Act, Risk Assessment processes and CPA processes.
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Awareness of Occupational Therapy Model of Human Occupation Assessment Tools and other OT models
  • Interest in engaging in Occupational Therapy service development



  • Ability to assess for and make recommendations for the delivery of complex care packages
  • Must have the ability to manage complex and sensitive information
  • Ability to communicate clearly and assertively when presenting information to service users and the MDT
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to provide leadership for the team.
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision for junior staff / support staff and OT students.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Tameside General Hospital

Fountain Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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