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Occupational Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the community multi-disciplinary team as a Specialist Occupational Therapist.

We are in the process of reforming our current adult community mental health services into smaller multi-disciplinary teams that align with the primary care networks. This will ensure closer working relationships with GP's, other agencies/organisations and service users/carers, providing a more responsive service tailored for the local community. This will also involve building and maintaining positive links with other services within NHFT.

Main duties of the job

You will be an Occupational Therapist working as part of a close-knit multi-disciplinary team including healthcare registered professionals, psychologists, and medical staff to deliver high-quality person-centred care in the community.

As part of the transformation, we are joining both long term and short term teams together. This creates an exciting role that allows you to work with and support service users requiring short term interventions in addition to those with more complex and enduring mental health difficulties.You will also have the opportunity to utilise specialist assessment skills, goal setting and care planning and facilitate group programmes. We are currently working on a new group programme, part of which will be run by the Occupational Therapists within the service. You will be offered training in CBT, DBT and Brief solution focused therapy (as required) to allow delivery of a range of treatment programmes / interventions to support and enable recovery.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • OT professional qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Significant post graduate experience
  • Member of COT speciliast section
Skills & abilities Essential
  • Car Driver
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Able to manage, prioritise and delgate workload
  • Ability to risk assess and safeguard
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Supervisary/appraisal skills
  • IT literate
  • Facilitation, Presentation and training skills
  • Emerging leadership skills
Knowledge & Experience Desirable
  • Expereince of supporting and supervising students
  • Development of care pathways and an understanding of the patient journey

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