Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
At Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, our Community Team is driven by a shared passion for patient care and staff well-being. We take pride in creating a supportive and inclusive work environment which has earnt us recognition as one of the best mental health and learning disability Trusts in the country. We are also honoured to be the number one Trust for staff morale.

Are you an OT or equivalent with experience in mental health or learning disabilities, or do you have an interest in working in this field? As a member of our dedicated Community Mental Health Team you'll provide high-quality patient care in our community, ensuring that patients receive safe, personalised treatment. We want you to develop an OT pathway within our team and make this specialised to your profession. You'll work collaboratively with a range of internal and external partners, GPs, Neighbourhood teams, Social workers and Integrated Placed based teams.

Your well-being matters to us, so you can choose from flexible hours, part-time or hybrid working arrangements to suit your lifestyle. You'll only work between Monday to Friday, with no weekend, bank holiday, or out-of-hours requirements. If you aren't local, we can provide you with a relocation incentive of up to �8,000. If you would be interested in relocating then Lincolnshire is a very appealing place to live with its beautiful landscapes, affordable housing, thriving economy, great social life and family-friendly places to visit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the comprehensive mental health assessment & treatment of Adults and their care givers who are referred to the Adult Community Mental Health Team. The post holder will be required to co-ordination and deliver interventions/treatment to patients whilst under care of the Community mental Health team Team. The post holder will provide specific occupational therapy interventions and professional advice and support to other members of the multi-disciplinary team

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. 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 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.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life .Visitbeinlincolnshire.com to find out more .

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. This will include a balance of both generic and specific OT work.

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

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

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

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills to facilitate discharge to their residence of choice.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making within the CMHT

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 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, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

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

To act as lead professional within the CMHT Team.

Offer management and professional supervision to colleagues working within the team.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff to create networks that improve the pathway of care as patients are discharged acute services

Person Specification



  • Currently an Occupational Therapist
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.


  • Training in Cognitive disability model
  • Training in AMPS
  • Management training
  • APPLE accreditation



  • Relevant experience of working with adults with complex needs or adults with mental health needs and skills that is transferable.
  • Experience of working with people with cognitive impairment.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.



  • Sound knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Highly developed skills in occupational therapy assessment and treatment
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of the therapeutic relationship and boundaries
  • Delegation whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with patients & carers to improve outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collectively.

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently throughout the county without the use of public transport

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Holly Lodge

Lincoln Lane


PE25 2JA

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