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Senior Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To work as a senior Occupational Therapist in Secure Mental Health Services providing a range of specialist assessments and interventions and supporting carers and families.

Main duties of the job

1. To assess patients admitted to the Secure Service wards.

2. To utilise specialist assessments when presented with complex cases.

3. To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required.

4. To undertake treatment planning, communicating and negotiating treatment plans and clinical reasoning for intervention with patients and their carers.

5. To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.

6. To undertake manual handling assessments ensuring other professionals and carers are aware of manual handling needs.

7. To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower patients and facilitate optimal functional performance.

8. To liaise with Social Services and Housing Organisations concerning provision of equipment and home adaptations.

9. To manage a complex caseload.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To apply a variety of treatment modalities to meet the needs of patients in individual or group format, utilising clinical reasoning processes to determine the most appropriate setting for intervention, e.g. home visits.

2. To make clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of patient care to assistants, junior staff, students, carers and statutory or non-statutory bodies.

3. To regularly review patients progress in order to evaluate and interpret effectiveness of treatment plans, and amend treatment or discharge patients accordingly.

4. To ensure that treatment offered is based on the best available evidence for effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied.

5. To develop and initiate interventions based on the integration of theoretical knowledge in order to meet unique patient needs.

6. To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies.

7. To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process in line with Occupational Therapy Clinical Governance Standards.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Additional relevant qualifications, e.g. counselling, CBT, etc.



  • Utilisation of appropriate assessment techniques to assess individual's abilities in relation to their desired goals in everyday activities including mobility.
  • Application of advanced/working knowledge in order to plan and achieve realistic outcomes for individuals and groups - physical and mental health.
  • Group work programme planning skills.
  • High standard of communication skills written and verbal.
  • Previous experience of working with people with adults with mental health problems in a secure setting.


  • Model of Creative Ability
  • Specialist assessments.

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Brockfield House

Runwell Chase


SS11 7FE

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