Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Preston, Chorley and South Ribble
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) to work as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist on a mixed rotation. The clinical areas on offer are with; the Community Therapies Team (Physical) base in Leyland PR26, Older Adult Mental Health Team base in Bamber Bridge PR5, Adult Community Mental Health Team base in Preston PR1, Adult Mental Health In-Patient services base in Chorley PR7 and Secure Mental Health services base Preston PR3, services spanning across Central Lancashire covering Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.

We are looking for Occupational Therapists with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills and who have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills using preceptorship and will work with and receive supervision from experienced therapists. Peer support is also integral to the success of these posts, we have 19 Band 5's on rotation within LSCFT.

Main duties of the job

To provide routine occupational therapy interventions in order to maintain, restore or create a match beneficial to the individual between the abilities of the person, the demands of his/her occupations in the areas of self care, productivity and leisure and the demands of the environment (adapted from Creek 2003). The post holder works alongside more senior experienced therapist(s) to consolidate and develop their skills, through regular contact and supervision from the senior therapist(s). They may contribute to the occupational therapy plans for people with complex needs but are not the responsible therapist in assessing and providing occupational therapy plans for people with very complex occupational needs.

After a period of preceptorship, and following approved training, the band 5 occupational therapist provides fieldwork placements for occupational therapy undergraduates. As confidence and experience grows, the therapist becomes increasingly responsible for the supervision of support staff, and for the delegation of occupational therapy tasks.

About us

LSCFT is an exciting place to be an Occupational Therapist and be highly valued in our Trusts approach to multidisciplinary care. We are committed to delivering excellent services, putting occupation at the centre of our work and championing people's rights for occupational needs to be recognised and addressed.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Bsc/Msc in occupational therapy
  • Ongoing registration with Health and Care Professions Council
Knowledge Essential
  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA, risk assessment and management
Experience Essential
  • Application of the OT process
  • Use of functional assessment and the analysis of occupation
  • Broad range of under graduate practice placement experience

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