Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you are looking for an exciting new challenge this could be the opportunity you are looking for. A vacancy has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist working within the mental health inpatient team, based at the Linden Centre in Chelmsford.

Main duties of the job

You will be working closely with the Occupational Therapy team to provide OT support on the wards. Our interventions, both individual and group, are guided by the VdT Model of Creative Ability. This includes undertaking initial assessments, treatment planning and implementation, and providing ADL assessments as required. The acute inpatient service in Chelmsford provides 24-hour treatment and care in a safe and therapeutic setting, actively engaging and involving people who are experiencing an acute mental health episode. Patients receive individual care and treatment based on Care Programme Approach (CPA).

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

This post will particularly suit a motivated, experienced, treatment focussed and skilled Occupational Therapist, who is competent in the management of clients with a focus on utilising Occupational Therapy approaches and interventions that support recovery. A knowledge of VdTMoCA is desirable but not essential as in-house training will be available. We are seeking a resilient enthusiastic individual who is committed to the provision of therapy within the inpatient service. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including nurses, support workers, psychiatrists and psychology. It is important that you are able to work autonomously whilst adopting a flexible and positive approach.

The AHP leadership is committed to provide ongoing and continuous professional development for all staff. We offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to 1 week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance.

Person Specification Qualifications & Registration Essential
  • HCPC Registration
  • OT BSc/MSc Degree
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with mental health service users
  • Understanding of the use of activities
  • Experience of group work and individual interventions
  • knowledge of VdTMoCA

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