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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

Are you an enthusiastic experienced Occupational Therapist with a passion for providing and developing high quality care in a community setting? We may have the opportunity you are looking for. Exciting opportunities are now available to join Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust to work in Pennine Physical Health Services as a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Community Rehabilitation Team.

Please note: Work is ongoing to transform adult physical health services across the Pennine Lancashire Footprint supported by commissioners within the Lancashire and South Cumbria system. This transformation aims to ensure service users in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire receive equitable service provision from one service provider. From around 1st April 2024, the service provider will be East Lancashire Hospitals Trust. Staff employed by LSCFT will therefore transfer from LSCFT to East Lancashire Hospitals Trust around 1st April 2024 as part of this wider transformation plan.

Main duties of the job

The team includes Occupational Therapists, Falls Specialist OT, assistant practitioners, technical Instructor's and community rehabilitation assistants. We work with the wider multidisciplinary team to support long term rehabilitation with patients in their own home's to support increase or maintain their independence. We attend weekly Integrated Neighbourhood Team meetings to support navigate referrals to the correct services with health, social care and voluntary sector partners.

Your role will involve assessing patients, planning treatment and coordinating support and equipment to meet the patient's needs. Using your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will develop excellent working relationships with a range of health, care and community partners and expertly attend multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure patients achieve positive outcomes.

We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, motivated and creative individuals who can join our vibrant team. An ability to work independently, be a positive role model and demonstrate the Trust's values is essential.

Applicants are required to have a relevant professional qualification, excellent leadership skills and experience of working with adults including undertaking case management, triage and team working.

This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check and will require the successful candidate to be a car driver and have a vehicle for work purposes.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information, please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent
  • Current professional registration with HPC as an Occupational Therapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
  • Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise.



  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance
  • In-depth understanding of current NHS/government policy/Public Health/NICE guidelines on organisational change and ability to adapt these appropriately to local service needs through publication of documents
  • Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks policy and procedure
  • Change management skills



  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change
  • Supervision and/or mentoring of staff/students
  • Highly advanced and specialised practice skills in field of expertise working with adults

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Daisyfield Mill



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