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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Melton Mowbray
£25,655 to £31,534 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust are working together with Adult Social Care across Leicestershire in order to deliver our Home First service offer alongside core Community Therapy.

We are really proud of this recent feedback:

I really didnt want him to go back to hospital, he doesnt get on well there, he doesnt know anyone and they dont really know him. Hes only just come out and he got another infection when he was there. We have got one carer once a day and they couldnt get him to stand up on Thursday night. By Friday he had been stuck in his chair all night as he was too tired and weak to get up, the Home First Therapists came in and helped. They were so kind; they got him out of the chair and into bed. They made him feel comfortable; they treated him like he was special and not just a number, they made me feel better to

We have a number of opportunities for innovative and enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists

Post 1: A static position within Community Therapy and Home First based at East North Melton Hub

Post 2: A static position within Community Therapy and Home First based at Leicester city hubs

Post 3 and 4: Rotational posts between inpatient hospital wards at Evington centre and Community Therapy and Home First team in Leicester city hub.

Main duties of the job

This is a really exciting time to be joining the service which brings together an integrated health and social care offer delivered by community-based nursing, therapy and adult social care teams and will allow you to use your therapy skills to:

  • support people to remain in their homes when they are having a health or social care crisis, rather than needing to go into hospital or a care home
  • help people get home from hospital quickly and provide them with rehabilitation and reablement to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence
  • deliver high quality core therapy reablement, rehabilitation and recovery to people within their own homes

You will work alongside Physiotherapists and Technical Instructors carrying out comprehensive functional assessments and interventions in order to help our patients live as independently as possible. The successful candidate will play a vital role in further developing the therapy service within the teams they work in.

The therapy teams operate in an integrated way whereby Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists are encouraged to work synergistically in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.

As a service we operate Monday to Friday 8-6, Saturday/Sunday 8-4, and 8-4 on Bank Holidays. The candidate will be expected to work a range of shifts across the week.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK and full UK driving licence.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • - Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • - HCPC registration current or applying (obtained prior to start date if applying)
Experience Essential
  • - Demonstrate a working knowledge of current issues which impact on the Trust and community therapy service
  • - Demonstrate a working knowledge of governance issues
  • - Demonstrate an awareness of own developmental and CPD needs
  • - Demonstrate the ability to problem solve
  • - Evidence of participation in evidence based practice
  • - Ability to undertake OT assessments and interventions in the community
  • - Demonstrates sound theoretical knowledge of Occupational Therapy
  • - Experience of working within a MDT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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