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*Internal MPFT Applicants Only* Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Open to Internal MPFT applicants only - MPFT applicants must have experience of working in Mental Health with older adults.



37.5 HOURS


Come and join our innovative teams at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), a Trust that values people, empowerment and partnerships.

As Allied Health Professionals (AHP's), we focus on maintaining people's essential life skills, making life better for our communities, using a recovery focused approach.

We are currently recruiting to a band 5 OT position on Baswich ward, an Older Adult Mental Health ward specialising in Dementia based in Stafford.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early depending on the volume of applications we receive.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will be able to function autonomously in multidisciplinary teams, with supervision from an experienced practitioner. There will be an expectation that the post holder will work flexibly, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and effective clinical reasoning. The post will involve taking responsibility for your own caseload of service users for which you will care coordinate. There will be balance between generic and profession specific work. The environment can be fast paced and challenging, however, highly rewarding with ample opportunities to use existing OT skills and for growth of new skills. Your role will involve working with other agencies, families, carers and local communities.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

What we can offer you:
  • Benefits package such as 35-41 annual leave pro rota for part time (including bank holidays), NHS pension scheme one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK, contractual entitlements such as generous maternity, paternity, adoption, sickness, working for the NHS can entitle you to many other discounts, A general internet search for NHS discounts will give this information.
  • Strong commitment to Supervision and preceptorship with robust process and documentation to support HCPC competencies.
  • Annual appraisal with genuine opportunities to identify and be supported to undertake further training related to professional development. For example recently training opportunities across OT have included LACLS large Allens cognitive level screening, VdTMoCA Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability, MOHOST - Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool.
  • Clear and robust AHP governance structures
  • Regular OT and AHP meetings supporting professional growth and identity.
  • Promote innovations locally and nationally.
  • Commitment to work with clear evidence base, utilising outcome measures, and audit.

Please contact Julie Barnhouse for more information on - or 07811827793

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy OR MSc in Occupational Therapy OR soon to be registered OT
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD through maintenance of a portfolio



  • Experience of formulating OT specific assessments, planning, co-ordinating and supporting adults experiencing mental health disorders
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary/multi-agency teams
  • Post and pre-registration experience in a range of clinical settings or if waiting for registration placement experience to draw from.


  • Experience of working in a variety of clinical settings and making decisions autonomously



  • Knowledge of profession specific strategy, guidance and policy
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health NICE Guidelines, CQC
  • Knowledge of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Ethics and Professional Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of practice

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Baswich Ward, St Georges Hospital

Corporation Street


ST16 3SR

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