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Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pro rata inc
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Occupational Therapist, Band 6 Permanent - Part Time - 22.5 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary ward team, which is professionally supported by a Band 7 Clinical Specialist OT. There is a mix of band 5, band 6 and band 7 occupational therapists across the acute and crisis mental health service, as well as other professions, including Lived Experience Practitioners and Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors. It is a friendly and supportive team and we welcome new staff and the innovative ideas and skills they bring.

The post involves occupational therapy specific work across the 3 wards with a mix of opportunities including clinical caseload, MDT working and group interventions.

This post provides an excellent mix of opportunities to develop your occupational therapy career. You will provide clinical supervision to junior staff and support OT student placements at Green Parks House. The postholder will offer assessments and promote occupational functioning and wellbeing on the wards while also facilitating safe and effective discharges, including maintaining some contact with service users who might use the outpatient programme.

Main duties of the job

This post is based at Green Parks House, an acute mental health in-patient unit serving the London Borough of Bromley. The unit is part of the Acute and Crisis Directorate and currently operates between the hours of 9-5 Monday to Friday, however flexible working, including occasional out of hours working, is encouraged.

Green Parks House has three adult working age mental health wards. This post will be providing clinical input on the more complex cases into all 3 wards by supporting the Band 5 OTs on each ward to provide Occupational Therapy Activities of Daily Living assessments, treatment and intervention on an individual and group basis.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities


To manage a clinical caseload of more complex cases
  • To work as a member of the OT Service
  • To assist to plan, co-ordinate and oversee the running of the OT service
  • To support the development of evidence based OT practice
  • To provide OT specific assessment & interventions via groups & individual work related to:

Self care


  • To contribute to service development
  • To participate in research/audit activities
  • To supervise the work of Band 5 OTs, OTAs, Patient Engagement Facilitators and volunteers
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans
  • To provide specialist OT advice to the MDT
  • To work independently without direct supervision
  • To work across multiple wards
  • To attend a range of meetings as required

Person Specification

Qualification & Registration


  • HCPC registration
  • 2-yrs Post-registration relevant Mental Health experience



  • Experience in using standardised OT assessments
  • Experience in applying OT models and frameworks


  • Experience in acute of crisis MH care

Knowledge & Skill


  • EVidence of CPD / post-qualification training / education
  • Supportive statement mentions interest in liaison work / transferable skills
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Evidence of leadeship / projects / service development

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Green Parks House

Princess Royal University Hospital



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