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Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to offer an enthusiastic, self-motivated and innovative experienced Occupational Therapist the opportunity to join our well established, forward thinking, friendly and supportive inpatient mental health rehabilitation and recovery team.

As a Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist you will work within a MDT team and lead the OT team of a Band 5 OT and 3 OTAs providing ongoing Occupational Therapy Assessments and interventions to address needs in Functional, Psycho-social, Cognitive, Sensory and Physical Health.

Working together as a team ensures we deliver high quality therapeutic care to patients who have experienced deterioration in their mental health and require longer term mental health rehabilitation. Using assessments such as MOHOST and AMPS, we provide a range of occupational focused therapeutic interventions to support the patient journey of recovery from admission through to discharge.

You will be skilled with patients to support their recovery journey, confident delegating tasks to other members of the team, as well as enhancing skills and competencies.

You will have strong engagement and motivational skills and be flexible in working with patients with complex mental health needs during their recovery pathway.

Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential in becoming an integral part of the MDT, informing recovery progress and providing comprehensive OT assessment.

Could you be our new team member?

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will demonstrate and promote our Trust values and leadership behaviours in every aspect of what you do and this will be demonstrated through the leadership and daily support to your patients, your occupational therapy colleagues and wider MDT to ensure we STEP up to GREAT together.

You must be good at building rapport, therapeutic relationships and working with others to support their recovery journey.

You will have strong engagement and motivational skills and be flexible in working with patients with complex mental health needs during their recovery pathway. The team support the patient journey of recovery from inpatient to community settings.

In collaboration with and with the support of the Band 7 OT you will be leading the OT team on a day-to-day basis within an established progressive and supportive team environment and have strong links with the Multidisciplinary team.

You will provide supervision to Band 5, Band 3 and Apprentice staff and offer them support to progress their skills, experience and careers. You will be expected to support OT students which will also enhance your own clinical skills.

Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential as you will be an integral part of the MDT informing recovery progress and providing comprehensive OT assessment and reports to inform accommodation needs, package of care needs and appropriate ongoing referrals to support and signposting to appropriate support in the community.

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 have read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role please click on the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council
  • Membership to BAOT Specialist Section
  • Post graduate training qualifications in subject areas relevant to Mental Health rehabilitation and recovery, ie. AMPS, Sensory Integration.
Experience Essential
  • Ability to take a lead and work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of Therapy Services in Clinical Care Pathways
  • Demonstrate confidence in own abilities relevant to post and experience
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote support to patients and carers
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in relevant area or has transferable skills
  • Demonstrate sound understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance, its application and risk
  • Experience of supervising Junior Staff, Students and/or Support Staff
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Standard Requirements Essential
  • Commitment to Equality & Valuing Diversity Principles
  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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