Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are delighted to be advertising this unique opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join ourexpanding and forward thinking Community Learning Disability Service, covering the Pennine ICP area of Lancashire and South Cumbria.

This is a permanent post within our team; the role will involve working as an Occupational Therapist, within our multi-disciplinary team, alongside Doctors, Nurses,Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Care Support Workers and our admin team.

The community learning disability teams exist to support service users with diagnosed learning disabilities; service users often have autism in addition to their learning disability. Occupational Therapists working in the community learning disability teams provide a service for people whose primary reason for referral relates to the effect of their learning disability upon their occupational performance.

Main duties of the job

With the restrictions in place around COVID, the role will include some face to face interventions in the community and service users own homes; as well as interventions via video/digital platforms. The ability to travel remains essential.

The role will require the delivery of a range of occupational therapy assessments, specific interventions, care planning and risk managing, with the support of the multi-disciplinary team. The role will also include supporting our existing care pathways and group delivery and working closely with our multi-disciplinary team. .

The Pennine Team operates from bases in Burnley, Accrington & Darwen. Our offices are staffed from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

You will need to be innovative, compassionate and motivated, have a passion to deliver individualised, person centred care and can make a positive contribution to service development. This is an opportunity to join our Community Learning Disability Service as we continue to push forwards with the ambitious development of our services to meet the needs of local people. Support and interventions are delivered that promote independence and resilience, and deliver high quality outcomes for service users and carers.

*** Previous applicants need not apply ***

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Diploma/Bsc/Msc in Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Ongoing registration with Health Professionals Council
Knowledge Essential
  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics
Experience Essential
  • Application of the OT process
  • Broad range of under graduate practice placement experience
  • Use of functional assessment and the analysis of occupation

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