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Senior Community Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rota
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Part Time
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and highly skilled HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist to join our Stone Rehabilitation Team on a 12-month fixed term basis to cover maternity leave.

You will work autonomously but as part of the multidisciplinary team made up of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Technicians and Administrators that provide a community rehabilitation service to housebound adults in the Stone and Eccleshall area who display a range of physical conditions.

Referrals to the service may include progressive neurological conditions, medical, orthopaedic, falls, cancers, multi-pathology and dementia. The service aims to maintain people at home, prevent hospital admission and promote condition self-management.

Our team is dedicated in delivering excellent customer service and aims to improve function, independence and promote self-management through therapy programmes and/or equipment provision.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential for this post that you have suitable ability to travel independently across a large geographical area within Stone and Eccleshall.

As part of our commitment to offering a good work/life balance, we will consider flexible working and work pattern arrangements.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Occupational Therapist in our service, you will undertake comprehensive assessments using verbal and non-verbal communication, highly skilled physical assessment techniques. Using reasoning agreeing therapeutic goals and treatment programme with the patient/carer. This could be in patients' home, rehab centre or in care homes.

As part of this role you will be expected to:
  • Be clinically responsible for patients accepted onto the caseload and to organise this with regard to clinical priorities, evidence-based practise, ensuring the most efficient use of skills, time and resources. To work autonomously without direct supervision.
  • Delegate, supervise and modify treatment programmes to rehabilitation technicians' contribution to the patient's goals and outcomes.
  • Work with team members in an integrated manner and promote and develop closer working with the integrated local neighbourhood team in Stone.
  • Have a working knowledge of a variety of occupational therapy rehabilitation techniques, including both adaptive and restorative.

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.

Please note, we may be required to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information regarding this role please see attached the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional registration with HCPC.


  • Further clinical study relevant to clinical practice such as management of long-term conditions.



  • General experience across a wide range of care groups including neurology, orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and elderly care
  • Minimum 2 years post qualification experience in the NHS.
  • Experience of working on own initiative.
  • Understanding of community-based working and systems.
  • Working in multidisciplinary team.



  • Knowledge of Occupational therapy with Parkinsons, MS, falls, cancers, frail elderly.
  • Daily living equipment assessment and fitting.
  • Confident, self-reliant.
  • Ability to work alone and as team member.
  • Able to use reflective practice to identify training needs.
  • Ability to compromise and adapt programmes to patient lifestyle and environment.
  • Able to present information in an understandable way for people with communication difficulties.
  • Ability to present information for patients with a range of ability to understand and act on instruction
  • Ability to present information accurately, concisely & professionally.
  • Good IT skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and the internet.
  • Capable of cost and time efficient travel across a dispersed service area.
  • Able to carry equipment and patients in own car
  • Behaves in an open, ethical and professional manner.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Stone Rehabilitation Centre

3 Stafford Road


ST15 0HE

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