Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Shropshire, inc Telford
£25,655 - £31,534
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Occupational Therapist Mental Health Rotation Band 5 37.5 hrs per week Permanent
Want a diverse experience in mental health?. Consolidate your skills and broaden your horizons: Join our Innovative Mental Health Rotation at MPFT, a Trust that values People, Empowerment and Partnerships

As Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s), we focus on maintaining people’s essential life skills, making life better for our communities, using a recovery focused approach and living well with dementia approach.

The Shropshire mental health rotation spans six diverse clinical areas including in-patient and community settings. Each rotation is for a 12 month period, changing in September. Due to our current band 5s moving upwards and onwards, we will have vacancies in two of the rotations below:
  • Community Memory Service, Telford
  • Adult Community Mental Health, Shrewsbury
  • In-patient Older People, Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
  • Forensic In-patient, Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
  • Crisis Response and Home Treatment, Shrewsbury
  • Bee U (children’s services), Shrewsbury
What we are looking for:
Successful applicants will be able to function autonomously in multidisciplinary teams, with supervision from an experienced senior occupational therapist in the team. There will be an expectation that the post holder will work flexibly, demonstrate effective clinical reasoning, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The post will involve taking responsibility for your own caseload of service users that you may care coordinate. There will be balance between generic and profession specific work. The environment could be fast paced and challenging, however, highly rewarding. Your role will involve working with other agencies, families, carers and local communities.

Current HCPC registration required.
We strive to be “a fantastic place to work” and we embody this by providing:
  • Clear and robust AHP governance structures
  • Clinical, Professional and Managerial Supervision
  • Commitment to careers
  • Excellent peer support
  • Self-directed professional development with in-house and external training, including mentorship
  • Evidence based Preceptorship package
  • Regular specialist meetings
  • Promote innovations locally and nationally.
  • Promotion of: evidence based work, outcome measures and audit.
  • Working for the NHS can entitle you to many discounts at shops, restaurants etc. Benefits package (see link on advert) includes:generous annual leave allowance, NHS pension scheme – one of the most comprehensive schemes in the UK, contractual entitlements such as generous maternity, paternity, adoption, sickness.

For further information contact: Kate Austin, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Kate.Austin@mpft.nhs.uk or phone on 07794 010 006

If you are applying for this post, and meet the criteria to be offered an interview, we strongly recommend that you make contact beforehand to find out more about the post.

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