Rotational Occupational Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are delighted to advertise this exciting opportunity in our established Band 5 Occupational Therapy rotation within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. This Rotation is based in Buckinghamshire, with all sites in Aylesbury.

The rotation offers a unique opportunity to work specifically in a variety of Mental Health inpatient settings. The areas on the rotation include:
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient
  • Forensic Mental Health Inpatient
  • Older Adult Mental Health Inpatient
  • Adult Mental Health Inpatient rehabilitation

The rotation offers an opportunity to develop and consolidate skills in a range of settings. Each rotation is for a period of 9 months. We currently have a vacancy on our older adult mental health ward (Amber Ward) and our Female acute mental health ward (Ruby ward)

In all the band 5 posts you will be fully supported by a band 6 Occupational Therapist and the band 7 Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, as well as the wider multi-disciplinary team.

The role will involve working with individuals with a range of mental health diagnoses. You will be responsible for managing a caseload, planning and facilitating groups alongside the activity co-ordinator and delivering a range of Occupational Therapy interventions. These interventions may, include working with individuals both on the ward and in the community, in order to facilitate discharge from hospital. The wards have a strong Multi disciplinary team embedded, allowing for joint working with ward social workers, psychologists, speech and language therapist, Health and Fitness instructor and Physiotherapists/Technical instructors.

We use the Model of Human Occupation as our professional framework and currently developing and strengthening our provision to include a wide spectrum of interventions including sensory assessments, vocational opportunities, links with the Recovery College, and more.

If this is your first qualified post, you will be supported to complete your preceptorship and development programme as part of our 'Flyer Programme'. There are exciting emerging opportunities for staff to participate in our new career framework going forward.

The Occupational Therapy service offers all band 5 Occupational Therapists a monthly CPD educational and peer support programme. These sessions cover a wide range of topics to ensure you access broader learning opportunities from current Occupational Therapy colleagues working within Oxford Health.

We want you to have a great experience working with us to support your development into the next generation of leaders and expert clinicians. We are committed to developing a strong Occupational Therapy workforce and supporting your career progression.

Please note that it is preferable, but not essential, for candidates applying to be car drivers. We do require applicants to be physically able to meet the demands of OT interventions in a mental health setting, including moving and handling and undertaking PEACE training.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Helen Shields, Job title: Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Email address:, Telephone number: 01865 901326

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