Band 5 Occupational Therapist (rotational)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 5 Occupational Therapist(rotation) Suitable for newly qualified OTs

This is a really exciting time to join Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as an Occupational Therapist! We are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our new and unique mental health rotation in Derby City. You will have the opportunity to rotate every 12 months across a range of our services and complete our preceptorship programme in the first 12 months if you are a newly qualified OT. We are aiming to implement a Band 5 - 6 development framework post - preceptorship.

The successful candidate can expect to work within a friendly, professional and committed team, receive regular supervision and have plenty of training opportunities.

We currently have vacancies on the rotation in:
  • Radbourne Unit (Acute Adult Mental Health) *
  • Children's Therapies
  • In Reach and Home Treatment team (Older Adult Functional Crisis response team) *
  • Dementia Rapid Response Team (Older Adult Dementia Crisis response team) *
  • Older Adult Day Services

Other areas you will have opportunities to rotate into after 12 months are:
  • Kedleston Unit (Low Secure Forensic inpatient) *
  • Tissington Ward (Older adults functional inpatient) *
  • Derby City Adult Community Mental Health Team

(*In these areas you will be required to contribute to a 7-day extended hour service.)

Main duties of the job

Ability to manage a diverse caseload and work closely with the multi - disciplinary team, giving you the opportunity to work with Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Non - Medical Prescribers.

You will utilise the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments that are used trust wide and will receive support and training in this. You will also get the opportunity to explore other models of practice.

Involvement in service development and quality improvement projects as we develop OT pathways across the organisation, build links with our partnership organisations in the community, and grow our peer support services.

You'll be part of the wider Occupational Therapy Community in Derbyshire Healthcare, contributing to CPD events, practice development opportunities and workforce development. You will be involved in recruitment and development of our support staff.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'. Our trust values of People First, Honesty, Respect and Do your Best are embedded throughout the organisation.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Our staff survey in 2022 showed that 72% of our staff would recommend working for Derbyshire Healthcare which is higher than the national average!!

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal
  • Access to profession specific and other training, both internal and external
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network, Women's Network and Christian Network
  • Active Staff Forum that represents staff views
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities across the profession and the wider organisation
  • Involvement in trust wide, local and national AHP activities

Job description Job responsibilities

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Key responsibilities include:

The provision of OT assessment and intervention of clients occupational and functional needs. Interventions provided will be within the practitioners sphere of competency and within their major skill set, and you will liaise with colleagues who may be more experienced within a particular field as and when required.

Management of a caseload, using OT evidence based, client centred Recovery principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. Assessment and prescription of assistive equipment as required.

You will be offered regular management supervision from your service manager and professional/clinical supervision from the Occupational Therapy Lead to support you with this.

You will be involved in trust wide OT service development and innovation as we transform our inpatient and community mental health services to implement the NHS Long Term Plan.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified or soon to be Qualified Occupational Therapist
  • Registered or soon to be registered with HCPC
Skills Essential
  • Ability to apply core OT skills in a mental health setting
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of an MDT
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and application of OT models of practice

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