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Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join LSCFT to work as a permanent Band 5 Occupational Therapist. The role is based within the Older Adult CMH Team at Charnley Fold in Bamber Bridge.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist with an interest working with older adults who wants to expand their clinical skills within mental health. You will have excellent communication skills and can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

Charnley Fold is a supportive and friendly place to work. You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills using preceptorship and will work with and receive supervision from experienced therapists within the team. There are plenty of opportunities for professional development including evidence based practice forums, Occupational Therapy best practice forums, continuing professional development training sessions, and an AHP research forum. We highly value staff health and wellbeing and provide opportunities for one to one and group time within work as well as regular social meet ups.

LSCFT is an exciting place to be an Occupational Therapist, and be highly valued in our Trust's approach to multidisciplinary care. We are committed to delivering excellent services, putting occupation at the centre of our work and championing people's rights for occupational needs to be recognised and addressed.

Main duties of the job

To provide routine occupational therapy interventions in order to maintain, restore or create a match beneficial to the individual between the abilities of the person, the demands of her/his occupations in the areas of self care, productivity and leisure and the demands of the environment. (adapted from Creek 2003). The post holder works alongside more senior experienced therapist/s to consolidate and develop their skills, and while able to work alone as an autonomous professional, they are supported through regular contact and supervision from the senior therapist/s. They may contribute to the occupational therapy plans for people with complex needs, but are not the responsible therapist in assessing and providing occupational therapy plans for people with very complex occupational needs.

After a period of preceptorship, and following approved training, the band 5 occupational therapist provides fieldwork placements for occupational therapy undergraduates. As confidence and experience grows, the therapist becomes increasingly responsible for the supervision of support staff, and for the delegation of occupational therapy tasks.

The post holder will as an integral part of the team working core hours Monday to Friday. There will be an occasional need to be flexible to meet individual service user need e.g. working early evenings.

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 this role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Bsc/Msc in occupational therapy (OT) Ongoing registration with Health Professionals Council



  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice Understanding of team dynamics Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA and risk assessment and management Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance Health, safety and risk awareness



  • Application of the OT process Broad range of under graduate practice placement experience Use of functional assessment and the analysis of occupation Positive learning from experience gained in mental health setting pre or post qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 L1326 Older Adults CMHT Central (65+)

Charnley Fold



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