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Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is an exciting place to be an Occupational Therapist, and be highly valued in our Trust's approach to multi-disciplinary care. We have sound professional structures to lead and inspire our substantial Occupational Therapy workforce with inclusivity and wellbeing at its centre.

If you are an OT who would like to develop experience within different mental health settings we currently have vacancies for Occupational Therapists within our rotational scheme due to promotion.

You would be based with a variety of teams across Lancaster in the future we're hoping to add clinical areas in Morecombe and South Cumbria. You will work within each team for 12 months. The teams currently include;

The Orchard: Adult In-Patient Mental Health Services, Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster, LA1 4JJ

Older Adult Community Mental Health Team, De Vitre House, Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AN

Learning Disability Services, Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster, LA1 4JJ

For enquiries, please contact the following staff: -

Alison Holden 01282 657333

Sallyann Walker 07507844681

Linda Dickens 01524 550145

Main duties of the job

We are committed to delivering excellent services, putting occupation at the centre of our work and championing peoples' rights for occupational needs to be recognised and addressed.

You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills having access to preceptorship and a training and development programme with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement. You will also work with and receive supervision from experienced Occupational Therapists and OT Technical Instructors.

There are plenty of opportunities for professional development including evidence based best practice forums, an Allied Health Professional journal club; peer development and support groups and an AHP research and innovation forum.

About us

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 (OT)
  • 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
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA and risk assessment and management
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance
  • Health, safety and risk awareness
Experience Essential
  • Application of the OT process Broad range of under graduate practice placement experience
  • Use of functional assessment and the analysis of occupation
  • Positive learning from experience gained in mental health setting pre or post qualification

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