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Occupational Therapist - Band 6, Band 5 or Band 5 - 6

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,136 max £1,915)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Wonderful opportunities within a great service and 'Outstanding' rated NHS Trust. Our AHP services are expanding with posts within our inpatient and community services. We would love you to come and work with us in our Award Winning AHP services.

Our posts would suit experienced OTs that want to focus on a Service User led service, where creativity and enjoyment are supported. We also encourage those completing band 5 - 6 development and band 5's who are looking for a supportive environment. You would also be very welcome to apply if you are looking for a Return to Practice opportunity or would like to try working in this environment for the first time.

We are confident, you will not find a more supportive, friendly or flexible service.

Our roles are across Hertfordshire, we are happy to look at accommodating you in a geographical location and with hours that would suit your life. This posting is for vacancies in Radlett and Hertford, however, we have other opportunities in Hemel, Watford and Stevenage - please get in contact

Main duties of the job

  • Complete Occupation-based assessment and treatment in appropriate environments such as on-site therapy kitchen, gym, cafe, horticulture garden
  • Focus on what matters to Service Users
  • Be creative, be innovative, be energised
  • Be part of an OT / PT team working across Hertfordshire
  • Be supervised, supported and line managed by OT's and PT's
  • Participate in the promotion and teaching of your profession
  • Be part of an MDT that values and respects OT and PT
  • Access specific Older Peoples CPD opportunities and development programs
  • Receive support and be part of a network across all the mental health and learning disability OT services
  • Develop knowledge and application of the Model of Human Occupation and other specialist assessments.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

We have a broad range of services with many opportunities:
  • Functional frail inpatient unit
  • Organic Assessment and Treatment Units
  • Continuing Healthcare Dementia Units
  • Early Memory Diagnosis and Support Services
  • Recovery and Therapy in the Community
  • Crisis Intervention Services
  • IntegratedCare Services (mental health OT)
  • Care Home support Services

We offer:
  • Job swaps, try a different area of work
  • Flexible working for a great work/life balance
  • Career progression to senior posts or specialist skill development
  • Lots of training opportunities (even in 'tough' times)
  • Relocation packages
  • Support to put your ideas into action
  • Paid opportunities for OTs Returning to Practice after a break or for those wanting to expand their experience into a new field of practice.
  • Flexible bank work for qualified and unqualified experienced staff.
  • Opportunities for bank work if you are currently studying your OT qualification.
  • 5-6 and 6-7 development opportunities
  • Assistant development opportunities, we have band 3, 4 and 5 unqualified roles.
  • OT Apprenticeship Program in conjunction with University of Hertfordshire
  • OT pre-apprenticeship support to prepare you to apply for the OT Apprenticeship

Our inpatient Occupational Therapists are well respected and have key roles in our services. You will be working with a team of AHPs within an MDT on an inpatient unit. As a full-time or part-time member of staff you have senior OTs, junior OTs, Assistant Therapy Practitioners (ATP), Engagement Workers and Physiotherapy staff in the team. We are looking for new colleagues to join us on Wren Ward at Kingfisher Court, Radlett or Seward Lodge, Hertford. Wren Ward is a 16 bedded functional mental health unit for people who are frail or physically disabled and Seward Lodge is a 16 bedded unit for people who have an organic presentation. Both are assessment and treatment units, that also give you the scope to be really creative in your work. There are opportunities to focus on an area of specialist interest such as Sensory Integration, Creative interventions, teaching to name a few.

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration (or applied for)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and associated packages.
  • Membership of ROCT
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability
  • Training in the use of the Model of Human Occupation in practice areas
  • Application of the OT process and use of functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Working knowledge of Recovery principles and how these relate to OT
  • Working knowledge of standardised assessment and outcome measures appropriate to area of practice
  • Experience of the application of an OT model in practice
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of leading a range of groups and 1:1 interventions in a health or social care setting
  • Knowledge of key policy, health legislation and guidelines which impact on OT practice.
  • Ability to provide and receive sensitive and difficult information regarding services users care and social situation
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Knowledge of and effective use of appropriate professional relationships and boundaries
  • Ability to grade and adapt practical skills
  • Training and presentation skills
  • Creative problem solving and clinical judgement skills
  • Ability to understand ,respond and adjust appropriately to the changing needs of service users
  • Well-developed Observational skills
  • Knowledge and experience of using the range of Model of Human Occupation Assessment tools and other OT related OT.
  • Ability to Critically evaluate group interventions and outcomes
  • Ability to use case formulation to guide OT intervention plan
  • Involvement in outcome measures, audit and promotion of Occupational Therapy
  • Ability to use a range of IT equipment relevant to the role
  • Ability to engage in a range of physical activities
  • Car Driver(unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

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