Occupational Therapist

Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Burton upon Trent
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes


Main duties of the job

*Open to candidates who can work both full time and part time hours*

Are you a newly qualified or qualified Occupational Therapist looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck.

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our East Staffordshire Integrated Mental Health Team based in Burton. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, but we will also actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

As an Occupational Therapist from the NHS or private sector, you will join a team that works in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, and you will join a Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

It is a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities. As a Registered Occupational Therapist, you will be part of a team providing a specialist adult mental health service. The service will deliver a pathway of care in accordance with the latest evidence-base, which puts the service user's needs at the centre of the service.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role. We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background. We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

As a Registered Occupational Therapist you will be part of a team providing a specialist adult mental health service. The service will deliver a pathway of care in accordance with the latest evidence-base, which puts the service users needs at the centre of the service.

Each team member will be responsible for supporting a culture of wrapping the service around the person and will need to work flexibly in order to ensure that pathways work together as a whole service, to meet the persons needs.

You will have a level of knowledge and expertise acquired through in-depth experience of mental health issues underpinned by extensive post registration experience to develop skills, knowledge and an excellent values base. There is an expectation that all work is underpinned by theoretical and technical knowledge, in addition to practical experience gained from a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy and other relevant training. Clinical service delivery will incorporate a range of graded therapeutic interventions using occupational performance to address skill deficits enabling the client in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.

What you will get:
  • An annual salary of up to £40,588 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave including bank holidays (depending on length of service)
  • Attractive relocation package *
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
  • Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more! * Terms apply

Things that you will have:
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism

Working primarily between Monday and Friday, with the potential of some weekend working to meet service user, carer and family needs. Car is required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Dip COT or degree in Occupational Therapy
Desirable
  • Leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi disciplinary /multi agency teams
  • Experience of leading/contributing to CPA/SAP process


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