Band 6 Community Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Due to an internal promotion we are pleased to be able to advertise a post for a forward thinking and creative Band 6 Occupational Therapist within Mental Health Services for Older People.

You will be based within our Charnwood Community Mental Health Team located at Loughborough Hospital, working alongside another Band 6 Occupational Therapist. You will be covering the Charnwood neighbourhood, although some work in other areas of our service may be required according to service needs.

The post is part-time, working over 4 days. The service currently operates Monday - Friday and our core hours are 9am - 5pm.

If you are motivated, organised and above all have the passion and drive to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of patients with a Mental Health condition aged over 65 we want to hear from you!

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) has Occupational Therapists working within The Memory Service, In-Patients on designated Organic and Functional Mental Health Wards, within Community Mental Health Teams throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the In-Reach Team a specialist service providing support to patients with Mental Health conditions in Community Hospitals and Care-Homes and our Primary Care Mental Health Integrated Care Team.

If this post is of interest, please have a look at the attached Job Description and Person Specification. We look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

You will be working not only as part of a supportive Multi-Disciplinary Team but a wider Occupational Therapy Team too, the Occupational Therapy Service offers opportunities for induction and in-service training, holds a monthly Peer Support Group and a MHSOP Occupational Therapy Service-wide Professional Development Forum. We are committed to evidence based practice and use the MOHO Framework to inform assessment and intervention.

You will be working with patients in their own homes to promote their independence, maintain skills and reduce the impact of occupational deprivation, our patient group will often have co-existing physical and mental health conditions, making our work varied and at times challenging, but above all extremely rewarding.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council.
  • Additional specialist postgraduate training relevant to clinical area.
Experience Essential
  • Professional approach.
  • Demonstrates initiative.
  • Flexible approach.
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • 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 reflect and critically appraise own and others performance.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote support to patients and carers.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote support to all members of the Therapy Service.
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 development.
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.
  • Experience of teaching/passing on skills in formal and informal environments.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Mobility Essential
  • The candidate must be able to use their own transport or a suitable alternative for the purpose of this post.
  • Dependence on public transport is not suitable for domiciliary roles.

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

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