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Occupational Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Full Time
We are committed to providing high quality care for the people across the Bradford district. Are You?

As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual's needs.

Are you a passionate Occupational Therapist looking for a new and exciting challenge to develop your skills within an inpatient mental health care setting? A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experiencedinterim Band 5 Occupational Therapist's to join our well-established team at Lynfield Mount Hospital. The vacancy is based on Clover ward (mixed PICU).

Main duties of the job

For this role, the job purpose is to manage an Occupational Therapy specific caseload of patients on the mental health ward, under the support and supervision of a Senior Occupational Therapist and the wider Occupational Therapy team. This will include:

-Utilising the evidence base and specialist occupational knowledge and skills

-Delivering specific and person-centred interventions with a focus on recovery and wellbeing

- Supporting the wider clinical team in promoting mental health and managing risk and safety across the ward.

- Contributing to MDT formulations and individualised care plans to support transition and discharges.

- Prioritising own workload and managing time effectively

- Contributing to team and service developments

- Being involved in supporting students and assistants with their development and learning

- Adopting working hours in accordance with the team requirements

Closing Date: 26th November 2023

Shortlisting Date: 27th November 2023

Interview Date: TBC

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent pre-registration award in occupational therapy
  • State registered with the Health Care Professions Counci


  • Other clinical qualifications with relevance to the job



  • Undergraduate practice placements in a variety of settings
  • Experience working in a mental health setting


  • Any other experience with relevance to the job



  • Knowledge of occupational therapy and HCPC standards and codes of ethics
  • Knowledge of occupationally focused models and theories
  • Knowledge of recovery focused approaches within mental health services
  • Knowledge of relevant evidence based occupational assessments e.g. MoHOST, OCAIRS, Mayers lifestyle questionnaire
  • Knowledge of relevant occupationally focused interventions


  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and local policy



  • Able to demonstrate good communication and team working skills
  • Able to assess, plan, deliver interventions and evaluate with regard to occupational performance
  • Able to maintain high standards of practice as an occupational therapist
  • Able to support others in their development
  • Able to contribute to service development
  • Able to use clinical and managerial supervision to improve practice


  • Ability to use evidence based, specialist occupationally focused assessments relevant to the client group
  • Ability to use specialist, occupationally focused interventions relevant to the client group

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lynfield Mount Hospital

Heights lane



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