Rotational Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year £25,655 - £31,534
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

Occupational Therapists


Salary:£25,655 - £31,534

Hours:full time 37.5 (working hours differ between services, some 7 day working and shift patterns) flexible working options can be supported on discussion

Location: Community Hospitals and various bases in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

MPFT are offering Occupational Therapy rotational opportunities for newly registered and/or currently practicing OTs within a wide range of community services. We are renowned for being an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we offer our employees genuine career development opportunities through gaining experience across a number of specialisms. In return for your passion and enthusiasm, we will offer you all the support you need and help you achieve your career aspirations.

Our teams of experienced Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, Assistants and Therapy Support workers provide multidisciplinary services to adults with a range of conditions across the different specialities. A portfolio of the services and development opportunities is available on request.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Rotations include:

D2A Services (Hospital and Community), Rehabilitation Medicine, Stroke Rehabilitation (Hospital and Community), Home First, Community OT and Specialist Falls Rehabilitation Service.

All post holders will rotate between posts with length of rotations dependent on joining date, service needs and individual personal development needs. Some community working services require a valid driving licence and access to transport as an essential requirement.

In joining our teams you will be influential in supporting both in-patient, outpatient and community services with a strong focus on rehabilitation, education and prevention, and self-management / lifestyle advice for long term conditions. Our aim is to to maximise function, prevent deterioration and ensure both safe discharge and/or follow up in the community with short & longer term rehabilitation programmes ensuring adaptation to life changes. We welcome new ideas and as a member of our team you will be encouraged to play an active role in service development and invest in the future of our services.

We are looking for enthusiastic Occupational Therapists with:

Keen interest and/or experience of working in rehabilitation services and can demonstrate a strong understanding and vision of specialist therapy and service needs

Proactive in developing sound clinical skills in the assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation and/or community environment

A strong commitment to developing self and supporting others is essential as is a strong commitment to working in and supporting a team

We can offer:
  • Friendly, supportive and well experienced clinical teams who are passionate about Occupational Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Access to established Preceptorship programme and clear mentorship from peers and clinical teams
  • Promotion of Trust values and behaviours and OT Code of Ethics through regular individual; peer and safeguarding supervision in line with your development programme and annual appraisal
  • Development of your clinical skills through practical application, supervision, training and networking opportunities with In-service training an essential component for continued professional development
  • Development of clinical networks across the Trust/local rehabilitation services including voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Clear clinical, professional and managerial working structure with support from AHP professional and clinical leadership teams
  • A strong rehabilitation research culture within the Trust and local rehabilitation pathway

If this all sounds like something you would like to be a part of and would like any further general information about the roles or a copy of the portfolio, please contact:

Haywood Hospital services:

Community Integrated Occupational Therapy

(Health and Social Care)

North Falls

Rehabilitation Medicine:

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
  • Registration with HCPC
  • All newly qualified clinical/social work staff are required to complete their preceptorship/ASYE during the first 12 months of employment
  • A commitment to work towards Accreditation of Practice Placement Educators Scheme (APPLE)
  • Evidence of/willing to undertake post-registration training relevant to the post
  • Field work educators accreditation
  • Member of BAOT
  • Training in Stroke
  • Training in Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Training in Older adults
  • Training in D2A service
  • Training in Community Rehabilitation
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience/placements to the role including assessment and management of function and occupation
  • Participation in on-going training Willing to participate in Training events to promote Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine / CST / Stroke in-patient
  • Willing to share/ cascade relevant knowledge and skills with others. Ability to manage time and caseload effectively
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the impacts of disability
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with clients following illness / disability
  • Demonstrate an awareness of responsibility and ability to organise and manage own caseload
  • Community Working Rehabilitation
  • Moving and Handling
  • Experience of working with people following neurological event including stroke
  • Experience of community working
  • Experience of Falls interventions

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