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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Groby Road
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Apr 2023
Do you have a passion for delivering patient focussed interventions?

Would you like to work collaboratively with both patient and carers?

Do you have the skills to engage patients in virtual therapeutic activities to help them conquer their eating disorder?

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join a brand new service, targeting patients with deteriorating weight in an intensive virtual programme.

The new Step-Up service team will work across 5 different counties offering patients an adjunct to their ongoing therapy. This will include a range of individual sessions and groups including: CBT, Psych-Ed, body image group, compulsive exercise group. The Step-Up service will also support patients with meal supervision, trips to coffee shops/supermarkets and low-key fun groups.

The occupational therapist will take a lead in facilitating and co-facilitating these groups with the support of other experienced clinicians across the provider collaborative.

Main duties of the job

The main aspects will be taking a role in the planning and development of the Step-Up service, including:
  • Occupational Therapy assessments
  • Intervention plans including: 1:1 goal setting and support, meal supervision/meal cookery, low key groups e.g. arts and crafts, supermarket support.
  • Facilitating groups, both face to face and virtually
  • Providing supervision to junior staff
  • Training and development of staff
  • Risk management
  • Coordinating timetable of groups
  • Working collaboratively with patients and carers

The benefits to be post holder will be:

  • Current OTs describe role as rewarding and fun
  • Autonomy to facilitate patient focussed interventions
  • Regular supervision
  • Inhouse training
  • Regular CPD
  • Free car parking
  • Contribution to planning and development of services
  • Working within a skilled and creative team including assistant psychologists, OTs, nurses, therapists and Healthcare Support Workers.

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
  • 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.
  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in relevant area or has transferable skills
  • Experience of supervising Junior Staff, Students and/or Support Staff
  • Experience of working with patients with eating disorder
  • Experience of running groups

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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