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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Melton Mowbray
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
22 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the East North Home First/Community therapy team.

You will work in an Integrated health and social care team, which will allow you to use your skills to:

  • support people to remain in their homes when they are having a health or social care crisis, rather than needing to go into hospital or a care home
  • help people get home from hospital quickly providing them with rehabilitation and reablement to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence
  • deliver high quality core therapy reablement, rehabilitation and recovery to people within their own homes

The East North team is divided into 3 areas: Melton, Rutland and Syston. We aim for the applicant to work predominantly in one of these areas.

We are an experienced team, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. East North has a special relationship with Rutland Social Service, where integration has advanced to avoid duplication and ensure the right service is meeting the needs of our patients.

You will be encouraged and supported to grow your skillset. Band 7 Clinical Leads for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy with a wealth of expertise, work alongside the team providing ongoing In service training schedules and support. As a service we offer an excellent model for supervision and ongoing professional and personal development through both supervision and appraisals.


Main duties of the job

This post requires a level of personal responsibility and we are looking for someone highly motivated, resilient and proactive with the ability to prioritise and manage their own allocated caseload and work, use their initiative and the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. You will demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to adapt to a changing and pressurised environment. You will work alongside Physiotherapists and Technical Instructors carrying out comprehensive functional assessments and interventions in order to help our patients live as independently as possible.

As a service we operate Monday to Friday 8-6 and Saturday/Sunday 8-4 and 8-4 on Bank holidays. The candidate will be expected to work a range of shifts across the week.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Standard Requirements and Trust values Essential
  • Commitment to Equality & Valuing Diversity Principles
  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection
  • Understanding of the service users of the Trust (which could include lived experience of conditions the Trust deals with or of receiving services relevant to those the Trust provides)
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary teamwork
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to work autonomously to prioritise own workload and delegating where appropriate.
Mobility Essential
  • Own transport or suitable alternative. Dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Understanding of the role of the Occupational Therapist in the specialist area and the treatment interventions available.
  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in relevant area or has transferable skills.
  • Knowledge/understanding and skills in demonstrating the OT process.
  • Evidence of and commitment to continuing professional development.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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