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Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you an Occupational Therapist that knows you can make a difference to people's health, wellbeing and ability to function in everyday life? Through the use of your expert knowledge and skills you can make a difference!

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Occupational Therapist to join our South East, Home First, Discharge to Assess (D2A) Teams based in Tamworth.

We want you to work for us in helping our Allied Health Professional (AHP)family to assess and treat our communities with reablement and rehabilitation at the centre.You will work with our communities and individuals who are on the Home First Discharge to Assess (D2A) pathway following discharge from hospital.

We are looking for someone who is positive, enthusiastic and innovative with the ability to demonstrate excellent clinical, communication and organisational skills. Providing assessments and goal setting to promote and maximise people's independence to enable them to remain in the community for as long as possible.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a well-established, friendly and supportive integrated multi-disciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Therapy Assistant Practitioners, Social Care Practitioners, Home First Support Workers and administrators.

The focus of this role is to support the Home First (D2A)/Reablement Service and demonstrate a real focus on rehabilitation to support the individuals you see to maximise their potential, improve their independence and reduce the need for their reliance on long term care and support.

As part of this role you will be expected to have:

To assess new service user referrals and care/support needs. Assesses service users and formulates, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of treatment /care/support for individuals, families and carers.

Extensive knowledge and skills in completing manual handling assessments, risk assessments and provision of appropriate equipment.

To use professional knowledge and judgement to take into account the range of care/support packages and treatment options available. To consider each service user's personal circumstances and preferences in order to implement and adjust programmes of care and intervention.

To establish and maintain effective working relationships both within the Partnership Trust and with external organisation in order to meet service requirements and support and demonstrate the Trust's equality values.

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

For full details of the role please see the full job description and person specification attached.

If you do have any specific questions regarding the role, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent. Registration with HCPC
  • Fieldwork educators accreditation


  • Evidence of further clinical study



  • Relevant experience to the role including assessment and interventions for a wide range of disabilities.
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively.
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the impact of disability and life limiting conditions
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team.


  • Experience of using standardised assessments and outcome measures
  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


  • Evidence of specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the post.
  • Ability to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of a variety of medical conditions and disease processes, equipment and minor home adaptations.
  • Understanding of Information Governance, Data Protection, HCPC /COT standards and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
  • Evidence of specialist knowledge in Moving & Handling Assessment


  • Knowledge of relevant NSF's and NICE guidance. Understanding of wider NHS agenda and its application to the local context.

Personal Attributes


  • Current valid driving licence and ability to travel in a timely manner withing geographical area.
  • Ability to work under pressure, deploy social resilience strategies
  • Flexibility with working hours to enable 7 day working.
  • A desire for working in partnership with other statutory, voluntary, non-profit and private agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Merlin House

Etchell Road


B78 3HF

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