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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit 2 enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic Hull and East Riding OPMH Team.

The first post is with Hull Integrated Care Team for Older People which is a community based mental health team. This enthusiastic, experienced, integrated team includes psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapist, social workers and social care staff, nursing associates and support workers as well as physiotherapists and psychologists. You will be working closely with colleagues to deliver evidence-based assessments and interventions. The second post is part of our transforming services initiative with the opportunity to work into the newly developed care home pathway for older people with mental health difficulties and/or dementia.

Also in the OT team is an established rotational Band 5 OT post. OT students and apprentices are regularly offered placements.

There is professional and clinical leadership via the Advanced Lead OPMH OT as well as the wider service OT and AHP leadership structure. The service is growing and developing with enthusiastic and motivated staff with an emphasis on sharing skills and encouraging one another. We encourage opportunities for professional development and training with regular supervision and appraisal.

Main duties of the job

You will utilize your Occupational Therapy skills within the multidisciplinary team and develop collaborative working relationships with staff and service users. You will deliver evidence based Occupational therapy assessments and interventions to facilitate recovery and optimise functioning in all areas of daily living and leisure, within the most enabling environments. Service user/patient interventions take place in people's homes, community settings and in-patient areas. You will be an integral part of the Community Team participating in care coordination but with Occupational Therapy at the heart of what you do. There will be opportunities to work with the team to build a service that enables service users to access many aspects of the communities they live in.

Training is supported within the Trust, and specific Occupational Therapy assessments are encouraged. If a Band 5 is recruited to this post there will be a structured process to move up and progress to Band 6. The Occupational Therapy Service is committed to undergraduate student education via SLiP training.

You will receive regular clinical/ professional supervision from the Advanced Occupational Therapist (Band 7) and have access to a monthly Continuous Professional Development (CPD) network. You will also support and contribute towards the Occupational Therapy service development within the team and wider Occupational Therapy service. Occupational Therapy is well established and valued within the team.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective, and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children, and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

We Trust recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For enquiries in relation to the post please contact Gill Gregory (Advanced Occupational Therapist) on 07816331255 or Email Or Chloe Harrison (Team Leader) Tel: 01482 335795 or Email

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or regionally
Experience Essential
  • Experience of multi-agency/professional working
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation
Qualifications Essential
  • Current HCPC professional registration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in relevant specialist area or Professional qualification to Degree level supplemented by Student Learning in Practice (SLIP) module and experience of case load in specialist field(s) some of which may be complex
  • Leadership qualification/equivalent experience if required
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent presentation skills/training experience
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to motivate staff to embrace change

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