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Occupational Therapist

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The older peoples community mental health team offer specialist mental health care to adults over the age of 65. Our service operates Monday-Friday 9-5pm and clinicians manage their own caseload, diary and home visits based on clinical need and prioritisation. Newly qualified applicants are welcomed, post registration experience is not essential but you must be able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of the needs of Service Users with severe, enduring and complex mental health needs including mood disorders, psychosis and dementia. An understanding of the needs around dementia would be desirable but not essential as the successful candidate will receive training and supervision from a senior practitioner.

Main duties of the job

As a band 5 practitioner you will provide professional input into the Multi-Disciplinary team and you will be required to provide care co-ordination within the framework of the CPA process. As an occupational therapist, you will retain your identity with your professional role as within older people's services there frequently a requirement for a functional assessment or OT specific intervention. Alongside your care co-ordination, OT skills and demonstration of therapeutic interventions, part of the CMHT role involves assessment of service users accessing the service and supporting the team on a rota basis in covering the 'duty' role within the team which involves triaging and screening new referrals.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate articulate and effective written and verbal communication skills, with a wide range of people. This includes high quality documentation such as care planning, risk assessments and safety plans.

The post holder is expected to have skills in assessing mental health difficulties, including cognitive impairment. And be able to deliver evidence based care guided by the individual needs of the service user. There should also be an understanding of MHA, MCA and DoLs, and an expectation to work closely alongside adult social care, primary care and third sector services.

Person Specification
  • Allied Health Professional Registration

  • Experience and interest in working with older people

  • Car Driver

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