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Senior Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic Senior Occupational Therapist (Band 6) to join the Fylde & Wyre Community Mental Health Team. Although the post will be based in Lytham St Annes it will also cover a wider geographical area within the Fylde Coast South and South East of Blackpool.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the occupational role within the Team as part of a multi-disciplinary community mental health team. You will be supported by the Clinical Specialist OT to provide an occupational perspective to the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

As part of the team, you will have a caseload of services users suitable for occupational therapy, and you will take the lead with those with predominantly occupational needs. You will provide specialist occupational therapy assessment, formulation and intervention to those with complex occupational, functional or vocational needs. Your role will also involve the provision of support and advice to the multi-disciplinary team through consultancy, to ensure service users occupational needs are considered and met. A car owner/driver is essential for this role.

We are looking to recruit an occupational therapist that has a keen interest and a passion for occupational therapy in mental health, with at least 2 years post registration experience and at least 1 years' experience in a relevant mental health setting. You will have excellent communication skills, sound clinical reasoning and a strong understanding of the occupational therapy role within recovery.

You will receive regular supervision, access to CPD opportunities and be part of a supportive occupational therapy network. As part of our ongoing support to under graduates, you will be expected to take on the role of student educator throughout the academic year.

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

Please note: This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Clearance

All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/BSC (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • State registered with Health Professionals Council.
  • Post Graduate training relevant to mental health work in appropriate speciality



  • Detailed knowledge of how mental health problems impact on occupational performance and how occupational therapy theory informs practice within community mental health settings
  • Knowledge of current best practice in community mental health and awareness of relevant government directives and legislation
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions using expert level clinical reasoning



  • Previous post registration experience with at least 1 years in mental health setting (one year of which will be in relevant specialist area)
  • Familiarity with audit processes
  • Use of evidence-based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Woodlands



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