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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Mersey Care 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
x 1 Permanent Post Available

x 1 Fixed Term Post Available for 12 months

As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for ensuring that our service users' needs are met through the delivery of high quality care.

Working both autonomously and as part of the team, you will carry out assessments for adults and children in the community for equipment and adaptations to increase independence, safety and to assist people to remain in their own homes.

There are increasing numbers of people with long term complex conditions living in the community. These people need a range of adaptations and equipment to allow them to continue to live as safely and independently as possible.

The service is based within the Centre for Independent living in Huyton and also involves some working from home as well as community visits.

You will enjoy working as part of a highly skilled, motivated and friendly team to deliver excellent care.

This post is subject toan enhanced with children's and adult's barred listDisclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Main duties of the job

To utilise developed specialist knowledge to provide the professional contribution within designated Occupational Therapy Services and to assist in the organisation, development, co-ordination and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service in conjunction with the Clinical Principle Occupational Therapist and relevant Team/Service Manager.

The post holder will contribute to an environment that works with local services to provide evidence based assessment and delivery of care. They will continue with their own professional development and assist with that of other OT staff. They will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours to ensure that the needs of their clients are met.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

CLINICAL Shared Team

Work in a professional and collaborative manner with the multi-disciplinary team.

Where required, to be involved in the multidisciplinary team duty system and undertake duty assessments as necessary.

Fulfil the care-coordinator role under ECC framework, including planning and coordinating Case Conferences/Reviews.

Ensure intervention is provided in a range of settings suitable to meet the needs of clients.

Provide information, education and support for family members, carers and other relevant professionals.

Participate and promote positive intra-agency working.

Participate in case load supervision to monitor the standards of service user care and ensure record keeping is in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.

Participate in regular clinical supervision with Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, as per Trust policy.

Contribute to the development and implementation of integrated care pathways, including appropriate service user assessments/referrals and models of care.

Contribute to client related developments and therapeutic interventions carried out by the whole team.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional OT qualification
  • Current HPC registration



  • Previous experience in relevant health settings
  • Supervision of staff
  • Effective team working within a multi-agency framework
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience using both group and individual treatment skills
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • Audit and research practices relevant to clinical area
  • Assisting with effective budgetary management
  • Evidence based and experience of reflective practice



  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Ability to formulate relevant reports
  • Delegation and coordination
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Mentorship skills
  • Accurate Record keeping
  • Flexible approach/ creative thinking
  • Able to move and handle clients
  • IT skills



  • Awareness of own strengths and limitations
  • High level knowledge of specialist area.



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Centre for Independent Living

Unit 11 Brickfields


L36 6HY

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