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Occupational Therapist - Development role 5 - 6

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Development/Band 6 (according to experience)

Do you want to work specifically as an Occupational Therapist, practice and thrive in the occupation you went to University to specialise in and love working in mental health? Then come and be part of the CMHT in Lincoln. We want your specialism to enhance the service we can offer the individuals in the West of Lincolnshire area.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description. We want to attract the person best suited to this role and this doesn't always mean most experienced. If you are newly qualified or working in a B5 role and want to look at progression into B6 please have a read of those competencies we would hope to see over a defined period of time within the team. Good Luck.

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, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. 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 are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. 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.

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

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

Skills & Competences


  • Some knowledge of national agenda for mental health.
  • Awareness of current pressure working with older adults in hospital environment
  • 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.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • 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.



  • 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



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


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

Special Requirements


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

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Carholme Court

Long Leys Road



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