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Occupational Therapist Band 5 - 6 Development Opportunity

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City or Stevenage
£25,655 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to a restructuring of the team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and motivated Occupational Therapist. To provide Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions for a specified service user group, to carry a caseload as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and to develop the Occupational Therapy service provision within the setting.

Main duties of the job

We welcome band 5 OTs wishing to develop their skills on the job and will be supported to become a band 6 Occupational Therapist. We also welcome band 6 Occupational Therapists wishing to get experience in a specialist setting where you will be able to use your core OT skills by promoting participation and independence in Activities of Daily living, whilst having the opportunity to strengthen and develop these in specialist areas such as Sensory Integration, Positive Behaviour Support and Equipment needs.

You will be joining a highly dedicated and creative Occupational Therapy service and will be encouraged and supported to undertake learning and development opportunities both in clinical and leadership fields.

Due to this being a community post and much of the Occupational Therapy input taking place in individuals homes or day centres, access to a vehicle is essential.

We invite and welcome further discussions from anyone keen to apply.

About us

The post will allow you to join the Hertfordshire Specialist Learning Disability Service, where you will have the chance to work as part of a dedicated and innovative MDT - to help to improve the lives and wellbeing of individuals with a Learning Disability whilst.

The team is part of a forward-thinking Trust who are rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC and this year's winner of the HSJ Mental Health Trust of the Year award. We were rated the 4th highest best places to work in the country in the latest NHS survey.

We are a supportive and forward thinking team, with great peer networks; we actively promote learning and professional development with opportunities in both clinical and leadership fields of work.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex OT needs, using evidence based/client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in clinic and community settings and on home visits.
  • To provide leadership for non qualified staff, through supervision and appraisal
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services, holding responsibility for defined projects where appropriate
  • To regularly supervise OT students on practice placement
  • To maintain clinical records
  • To develop skills and knowledge
  • To participate in the band 5 to 6 development CPD programme

  • Diploma / degree in OT
  • State registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • To have an understanding of Learning Disability and mental health
  • Membership of BAOT and/or specialist section
  • Practice Placement qualification/APPLE accreditation
  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Broad base of clinical experience
  • Sensory Processing training/qualification
  • Completion of Preceptorship at Band 5 level. Evidence of having met the full KSF Full Gateway for Band 5
  • Knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation and MoHO assessment tools.
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems/learning disability
  • Experience of learning disability and mental health Conditions
  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Experience in a range of clinical settings with experience of providing both individual and group work
  • Experience in providing advice, support and clinical supervision to junior staff and/or students
  • Experience in research or audit
  • Experience of assessing for and issuing equipment and adaptive aids
  • Experience at having worked at Band 5 level
  • Experience of having supervised students, apprentices and/or support staff
Physical Skills and Effort Essential
  • Computer literacy - Basic proficiency in using Word, Virtual media, Internet, e-learning packages and Electronic Patient records.
  • Full driving license with access to car unless has a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in an agile way
  • Experience of running groups and training

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