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Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum including Outer London Allowance
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Full Time
The Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Inpatient Therapies team has a fantastic 6 month secondment opportunity for a full time Band 5 OT

We are a well-established, friendly and supportive inpatient therapies team covering 3 older adult wards at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield including acute, rehabilitation and dementia.

Our OT staff are committed to supporting the band 5 preceptorship process and will offer support to newly qualified candidates. You will also receive regular supervision from a senior member of staff

We have also pledged to invest in more team training / CPD development opportunities in 2024

Main duties of the job

The Inpatient Therapies team provides assessment, intervention, and a varied therapeutic group/1:1 programme across the wards for patients over the age of 65 with an organic, functional or dual diagnosis. The wards cover inpatients who are residents of Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Technical Instructors, Music Therapists, and an Art therapist. We also work closely with our physiotherapy colleagues across the 3 wards. We are a dynamic team and provide opportunities for professional development and the ability to work creatively.

About us

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values and cultural pillars:
  • We are kind
  • We are respectful
  • We work together
  • We keep things simple
  • We empower
  • We are proudly diverse

Job description

Job responsibilities

To actively participate in reviews of the treatment timetable, advising about clinical needs particularly of clients on own caseload and providing evaluations of the effectiveness of treatment sessions.

To complete both home assessments and functional assessments of patients in their own homes and on the ward.

Have effective time management skills, able to manage varied caseload demands around regular duties such as case reviews and group work, and to balance the roles of a clinician.

To be actively involved in service developments for the Inpatient Therapies Team and the older adult wards. This will include:
  • Actively contributing own ideas
  • Being involved in carrying out and evaluating pilots
  • Assisting in implementing developments

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered OT
  • Dip/BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy


  • Evidence of other relevant postgraduate education
  • Membership of BAOT



  • Experience of mental health inpatient older adults and/or community areas, including individual and group interventions.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Experience in using a range of standardised OT assessments


  • Some experience in physical OT settings either from placement or working as a TI.



  • Clear concept of OT and models of practice
  • Able to communicate effectively within a multi-professional team.
  • Confidence to work autonomously and use own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


The Oaks Ward, Chase Farm Hospital

The Ridgeway



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