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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a specialist Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work with in the Learning Disability Intensive Support Team. You'll work within a Multidisciplinary Team providing timely input around individuals occupational wellbeing needs that contributes to the maintenance of their placement within the community.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:

Implement aspects of the Positive Behavioural Support Pathway. Notably assessments and interventions around ADLs, Meaningful activity and sensory work. Additionally implementing aspects of the Mental Health, Trauma and Autism pathways.

Contributing to and leading on risk assessments and risk management plans.

Working with Families and staffing teams.

Attending and contributing to MDTs, MAMs and CTRs.

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
  • Qualifications (Equivalent qualifications will be considered where their
  • equivalency can be demonstrated)
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council
  • Additional specialist post-graduate training relevant to clinical area
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • 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.
  • Experience (both work and life related)
  • 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.
  • Personal Attributes
  • 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 informal and informal environments
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

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

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Nhs Trust

Bridge Park Road




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