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Occupational Therapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
There are a range of exciting opportunities to work as a specialist Occupational Therapist in inpatient mental health. There are multiple opportunities across services which include: Hartley Hospital, Halton and Peasley Cross Hospital (others may become available during advertisement period so please contact for further information). The wards include adult mental health and complex care wards.

The services provides the comprehensive assessment and treatment of people within inpatient services.

Main duties of the job

To utilise and develop knowledge providing professional, up-to-date interventions within a designated Occupational Therapy Services and to assist in the organisational development, co-ordination and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service in conjunction with the Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy 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, using the Model of Human Occupation, and within the context of Effective Care Coordination. 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 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

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.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for further information. In summary:

- Provide assessment and intervention for service users residing within the inpatient services in the Mental health care division

- Demonstrating effective partnership working

- Experience of Service development and innovation

- Experience in providing supervision and mentorship to others

Person Specification



  • Degree level qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC (or in the process of obtaining if newly qualified)


  • Membership of professional body

Knowledge / Experience


  • Experience of OT Functional assessment including activity analysis
  • Experience of successful team working
  • Experience of liaison with internal and external services and agencies
  • Knowledge and ability to express an understanding of Occupational Therapy Process
  • Have an understanding of clinical and environmental risk assessment


  • Experience of planning and facilitating therapeutic groups
  • Experience of service development
  • Basic understanding of the Mental Capacity Act



  • Up to date knowledge and application of best practice in OT in relevant area of practice
  • Application of the process of audit, evaluation and review
  • To be able to communicate effectively with service users
  • Have good listening skills
  • Experience of working in an MDT
  • Good organisational and management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust




L34 1PJ

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