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Senior Occupational Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are committed to providing high quality care for the people across the Bradford district. Are You?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 temporary Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our well-established team at Lynfield Mount Hospital on a 12month contractThe vacancy is based on Maplebeck ward, an acute mental health ward, caring for males aged 18-65 who are experiencing acute mental illness.

Main duties of the job

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.

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 on Maplebeck ward.

Closing Date: 22nd May 2024

Shortlisting Date: 23rd May 2024

Interview Date: TBC

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

To provide and coordinate a high standard of care to the patients within the Adult Mental Health Acute Care Service. Act as a lead practitioner to ensure that the care of patients is of the highest quality. The post holder is responsible for co-ordinating and administering assessments of care needs, the development of treatment programmes and the implementation and evaluation of these programmes within a multidisciplinary team. Support the Team Manager in the management of staff, meeting quality standards, implementing policy, managing change and delivering innovation. Delegate work to staff and be the responsible clinician that ensures care requirements are implemented satisfactorily. Formulate and deliver treatment packages utilising a wide range of therapeutic approaches and interventions. To meet functional, occupational & environmental needs in negotiation with the Service User and in liaison with Care Navigator, Carers and relevant others. Support recovery, social inclusion, maintenance or development of roles and responsibilities within the domains of self-care productivity or leisure. Promote and maximise potential for independence. Carry out holistic assessments, individual or group interventions in the most appropriate environmental setting e.g. hospital, community, home and workplace to facilitate seam-less continuation of care. Work within the occupational therapy process utilising Model of Human Occupation and other specialist standardised assessments. Maintain Professional Occupational Therapy and AHP links. Attend and contribute to governance meetings and formal clinical review as required.

The Covid-19 vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid-19 to protect individuals, colleagues, patients, and communities, and the Trust encourages staff to take up the offer of being fully vaccinated. Please note all staff members who are working in healthcare premises, working with patients/service users and/or undertaking patient/service user visits will be required to take a twice weekly Lateral Flow Test, and to produce evidence of their negative test result on request. If you have any concerns about whether this affects your eligibility to undertake a role with the Trust, you may wish to contact the recruiting manager to discuss this further. Staff are able to order LFT kits through the Government website free of charge.

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

Person Specification



  • Registration with HCPC
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy


  • APPLE accreditation or equivalent
  • Qualification in specific OT assessments such as AMPS



  • 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.


  • 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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