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Senior Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University 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
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This is an opportunity for you to further develop your clinical skills working as a Senior Occupational Therapist within the locality based Mental Health team (Mid-Essex Chelmsford). You will undertake both case management and the delivery of specific Occupational Therapy interventions as required by and determined by the service users needs.

Main duties of the job

You will be working as part of the multi-disciplinary team. You will be assessing service users referred to the service, frequently acting as the first point of contact, and make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required. You will undertake care planning with the service user, communicating agreed plans with the wider MDT and partnership organisations. You will have responsibility for managing a complex caseload. You will have involvement with therapeutic delivery to service users.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

There is both a professional structure and the local teams structure to support Occupational Therapists within the Trust. Within this structure there is support given towards personal and professional development through training and support structures.

The Trust offers relocation packages to support moving into the area (subject to conditions).

Please see the attached job description for further details.The post will suit a motivated, treatment focused Occupational Therapist, with experience of working with those with mental health difficulties. The post holder will need to be competent in the management of service users with a focus upon Occupational Therapy approaches and interventions that support recovery. You will need to work as part of the wider MDT but with the confidence to be able to practice autonomously.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Degree or Diploma
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post Graduate learning
Driver Essential
  • Car Driver with access to a car for work duties
Experience Essential
  • Relevant MH Experience
  • Delivery of a range of recovery focused interventions
  • Specialist Skills

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