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Occupational Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready to join an organisation, which values its staff, patients and community? Visit our Recruitment Fair at Charter House in Luton:

Role : Luton CMHT - 2xB6 posts & 2xB5 posts

Date : 20/05/2024

Time : 09:00am - 1:00pm (Come prepared to be interviewed on the day)

Address : Charter House, Alma St, Luton, LU1 2PJ

Role : Occupational Therapist (Bank Opportunities also available)

As a Trust, we value our staff and offer a wide range of benefits
  • NHS Discounts (show your ID at various Food, Drink, Health & Beaut & Shopping outlets)
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Car Lease Schemes
  • 2 days Additional Leave (if no sickness absence)
  • Learning and Development opportunities - CPD

Occupational Therapist - Band 5 opportunities available:

Excellent Team Work skills and a thorough understanding of integrated, shared care approach is expected from the successful applicant. As part of the Neighbourhood Team, you are expected to deliver improvements aligned to the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults.

Clinical Supervision and Professional Development plans will be provided to the successful applicant. The successful applicant will also be offered the opportunity to complete the Improvement Leaders Programme as part of Quality Improvement ELFT.

Main duties of the job

  • To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of own professional activities
  • To adhere apply the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists (College of Occupational Therapists 2010)
  • To independently manage a caseload of complex cases providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention to clients with complex physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs arising from their medical conditions. To provide this service in clients' homes working closely with the client, their family/carer or other professionals
  • To establish a therapeutic relationship with the client and his/her family/carers to gain their participation in the therapeutic process
  • To assess for and diagnose any functional, physical, cognitive, perceptual and sensory deficits using specialised standardised and non-standardised assessment batteries
  • Based on the analysis of the assessment and a risk analysis, to determine occupational therapy aims and treatment goals, in collaboration with the client/family/carers
  • To develop highly specialised occupational therapy treatment programmes in collaboration with clients, carers and other involved professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, nurses, home care agencies)
  • To plan, coordinate and deliver client-centred interventions using the principles of graded activity and a range of treatment techniques e.g. functional and remedial activities, splinting, equipment provision, education and health promotion

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the attached job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile for further information.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Diploma or degree in Occupational therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent post graduate courses/training relevant to clinical specialty.



  • Previous experience of functioning as a team member
  • Previous experience of Management and Clinical Supervision, including annual appraisal
  • Previous experience of service development, quality improvement and of bringing innovation and new ideas to practice

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of applied social, health and medical sciences including psychology, anatomy, physiology and sociology
  • Knowledge of how mental health difficulties impact upon occupational functioning and performance.
  • Working knowledge of Clinical Governance and its application in novel settings
  • Specialist clinical skills to carry out OT interventions therapeutic and activity based interventions remedial training and cognitive behavioural interventions and psychosocial and psycho -educational interventions.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of OT interventions including knowledge of outcome measures

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Charter House

Alma Street



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