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Occupational Therapists

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
11 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapists to join our multi-disciplinary inpatient and community teams based in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

You will have a good knowledge base, excellent communication skills and a flexible and positive attitude. You should have a caring, non-judgmental and inclusive attitude and be committed to the delivery of safe, high quality care.

The Trust offers a development band 5 to 6 pathway for Occupational Therapists working within both community and inpatient services.

Main duties of the job

  • Our Occupational Therapists maintain a safe, therapeutic environment for our patients
  • Our Occupational Therapists participate in individual and group therapies
  • Our Occupational Therapists encourage patients' participation in the assessment, planning and evaluation processes related to their needs
  • Our team members contribute to the development of the Trust's services
  • We are committed to providing high quality, regular and supportive management and clinical supervision for all team members
  • The work is fast paced and challenging but the teams are lively, dynamic and supportive
  • You will join a team of engaging, innovative and motivated individuals who will support you to develop your skills and knowledge
  • Our teams are committed to the delivery of safe, high quality care

About us

Our teams work hard to ensure high quality patient centred care is at the heart of everything we do and our staff are supported in their roles and encouraged to develop. As a team member you will receive ongoing support and development to enhance the care you provide to the people we support.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills and ability, whilst continually improving services and providing hands on quality care to our service users.

Please note that there is a financial and pastoral support package available to internationally educated Occupational Therapists who are looking to relocate to the UK.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified mental health nurse
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a nurse in a mental health setting
Qualifications Essential
  • IELTS/OET achieved at the required levels

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Oxford Health NHS Trust
Littlemore Mental Health Centre



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