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Scadbury Ward Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is based at Scadbury Ward in Green Parks House. The OT post is important for the successful provision of dynamic evidence based Occupational therapy for our services users within the older adults acute inpatient setting. Occupational Therapists are responsible for following the OT care pathway by undertaking effective assessment, intervention and discharge planning with service users and their carers.

The post holder will work closely with the Band 6 OT and the Band 3 Therapies Assistant, delegating OT intervention as appropriate and co-facilitating groups. Close working with the multi-disciplinary team will be essential to provide and review a structured, evidence based therapeutic group programme, which may be delivered out of hours, and includes groups for carers. The Band 5 OT will need to be able to work autonomously as there will not always be a Band 6 OT available or on-site. The post holder will ensure Falls Risk Assessments are effectively completed by the nursing team and undertake specialised falls prevention work as part of their Occupational Therapy intervention. The post holder will be actively involved in contributing to service development initiatives for Occupational Therapy and within the Directorate, and are also expected to contribute to undertaking audits related to their field of work.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a clinical caseload
  • To work as a member of the MDT
  • To support the development of evidence based OT practice
  • To provide OT specific assessment & interventions via groups & individual work related to self care, work, leisure
  • To contribute to service development
  • To carry out home visits when required.
  • To participate in research/audit activities
  • Work closely with Therapies Assistant and OT students on fieldwork placement as agreed with the Clinical Lead OT.
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans
  • To provide specialist OT advice to the MDT
  • To work independently without direct supervision

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Management responsibilities
  • To contribute to the induction, training and education of students [both OT & other professions] and other staff in clinical area.
  • To be responsible for maintaining stock & advising on resources required to carry out the job, including the responsible management of petty cash
  • To contribute to service & policy review and implementation
  • To participate in the operational planning, implementation, evaluation and audit of practice, clinical care pathways and protocols within own clinical area
  • To raise awareness of the OT service within own clinical area
  • To participate in the development of the OT service within own clinical area

  • To review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal

  • To manage a caseload of service users with mental health needs
  • To work with service users to identify OT goals as part of the multi-disciplinary care plan, OT assessment tools & treatment techniques
  • To work with service users in a variety of settings in order to provide the most effective assessment & interventions
  • To plan & implement where appropriate service user led individual and/or group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals
  • To ensure service users health, social, cultural and spiritual needs are considered at all times
  • To assess for and provide equipment to enhance independence in daily living skills for service users with a physical disability in addition to their mental health needs
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and identify outcomes
  • To plan and deliver services within the Care Programme Approach framework
  • To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on life skills to maximise functional ability
  • To assess the occupational needs of service users and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment interventions
  • To identify appropriate & inappropriate referrals and prioritise workload
  • To manage effective discharge ensuring service user and all relevant agencies are given relevant information
  • To contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans
  • To work as part of the MDT and attend all relevant clinical meetings

  • To demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current research and apply them to practice
  • To broaden research and development skills through participate in local audit and research projects

  • To communicate appropriately with service users and carers, team members, OT colleagues and other agencies
  • To demonstrate effective communication skills with those who have difficulty with communication for any reason
  • To communicate effectively as required within job role using appropriate methods of communication
  • To promote an awareness of the OT role within the team, negotiating priorities where appropriate

Person Specification



  • OT Degree


  • Mental Health Experience



  • Clinical Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Green Parks House



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