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Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Inpatient Occupational Therapy Team at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit, on our low secure 12 bed male Forensic ward.

We are looking for a Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our large friendly Occupational Therapy team.

As a Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist you will working closely with a Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant to provide specialist/complex Occupational Therapy Assessments and interventions to our patients.

As a team you will provide a structured Occupational Therapy Programme with a combination of groups and individual sessions to enhance our service delivery, to ensure we provide equity for all patients across a range of Occupational Therapy Pathways including Functional/Physical Health/Cognitive/Sensory/Vocational. We aim to link patients to mainstream or supported further education and work training projects or establishments in the community to support discharge.

Working together as a team in this way will ensure we deliver high quality therapeutic care to patients who are experiencing deterioration in their mental health. The remit of the team is to provide a range of occupational focused therapeutic interventions to support the patient journey of recovery from admission through to discharge.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to deliver high quality treatment programmes that support recovery of working age males detained under both criminal and civil sections of the Mental Health Act, who experience severe and enduring mental health challenges.

You will be able to demonstrate LPT's Leadership behaviours on a daily basis.

You must be good at working with others to support patients' recovery journey through delegating tasks to members of the team, as well as enhancing others skills, competencies and confidence.

You 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 will get a full induction to the site and service. You will get access to monthly supervision from an Occupational Therapist plus monthly peer supervision and be encouraged to develop and enhance your skills through in-service training.

You will be required to work a set working pattern Monday to Thursday 8.00am- 4.00pm, these days are negotiable.

Car driver is not essential for this post.

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 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
  • Demonstrate sound understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance, its application and risk
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation/issues impacting upon services.
  • Knowledge/understanding and skills in demonstrating the OT process.
  • Understanding of Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics
  • Experience of research/audit/quality improvement
  • Experience of supervising Junior Staff, Students and/or Support Staff
  • Evidence of and commitment to continuing professional developments
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council - please supply registration number
  • Additional specialist post-graduate training relevant to clinical area
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Flexible approach
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary teamwork
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use own initiative to provide information and support to other staff
  • Ability to work autonomously to prioritise own workload and delegating where appropriate
Standard Requirements Essential
  • Commitment to Equality & Valuing Diversity Principles
  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Trust's Behaviours

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