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Senior Occupational Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual's needs.

Are you a passionate Occupational Therapist looking for a new and exciting challenge to develop your skills within an inpatient mental health care setting? A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our well-established team at Lynfield Mount Hospital.

The vacancy is based on Clover ward which is a 10bed Psychiatric Intensive care unit.

As a senior occupational therapist, you will complete comprehensive assessments of functional ability, deliver individualised treatment plans and support recovery and transition from hospital to home. You will work collaboratively with the wider MDT both on the ward and in the community. In addition, you will be responsible for the support and development of the occupational therapy and activity team at the unit. Our Occupational Therapy and activity service is well established across the hospital site and offers exciting opportunities in collaborative working and service development.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a Senior Practitioner ensuring that the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for a designated client group is carried out to the highest standard.
  • To provide senior leadership to the small ward-based Occupational Therapy team on the mental health ward, and be involved in supporting the wider Occupational Therapy team across the hospital site.
  • To complete specialist occupational assessments, interventions and recommendations as appropriate to this clinical setting.
  • To manage a caseload and delegate appropriately to clinical practitioners and assistant practitioners.
  • Assists the Team Manager in ensuring that agreed standards of professional activities within the unit are achieved.
  • Take a lead role in quality monitoring the service and delivery of care.
  • Formulates and influences new ways of working within the service.
  • Support the Team Manager in the staffing co-ordination/deployment on the shift.
  • Assist the Ward Manager in ensuring that effective communications are maintained with other professionals, disciplines and teams.
  • Co-ordinates the deployment of staff on a shift within the Adult Mental Health Acute Care Service.
  • Guide/mentor/supervise supporting staff as required to facilitate/deliver ongoing or functionally relevant activities in the most appropriate setting.
  • Evaluate treatment outcomes and meet emerging needs. Referring on to address unmet needs as appropriate and necessary.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are seeking an innovative practitioner, able to drive service development, manage a complex caseload, and support the leadership within the occupational therapy and activity team.

The role will cover 7.5 hour shifts covering 7 days and will comprise of earlies, lates and include relevant pay enhancements as applicable.

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Closing Date: 5th May 2024

Shortlisting Date: 6th May 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification



  • Registration with HCPC
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical experience including experience of risk assessment, assessing patients and creating/implementing high quality treatment and care plans
  • Worked as named professional to client group
  • Experience of developing and facilitating groupwork
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Minimum 2 years qualified experience working in mental health



  • Qualification in specific OT assessments such as AMPS
  • Accreditation in supervision students/preceptees
  • Involvement in innovative service development
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of leading a team

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lynfield Mount Hospital

Heights Lane



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