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Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Older Adult Integrated Mental Health Team based at Brookside in Ormskirk for an Occupational Therapist.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join a well established friendly team.

You will have a passion for working with Older Adults with functional and organic mental health problems.

You will be supported by senior Occupational Therapist' colleagues and the wider Multi Disciplinary Team.

You will have experience of supporting people with dementia and their carers.

You will be willing to learn new skills and work independently with guidance.

Main duties of the job

To provide routine occupational therapy interventions in order to maintain, restore or create a match beneficial to the individual between the abilities of the person, the demands of her/his occupations in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure and the demands of the environment (adapted from Creek 2003).

The postholder works alongside more senior experienced therapist/s to consolidate and develop their skills, and while able to work alone as an autonomous professional, they are supported through regular contact and supervision from the senior therapist/s. They may contribute to the occupational therapy plans for people with complex needs, but are not the responsible therapist in assessing and providing occupational therapy plans for people with very complex occupational needs.

After a period of preceptorship, and following approved training, the band 5 occupational therapist provides fieldwork placements for occupational therapy undergraduates. As confidence and experience grows, the therapist becomes increasingly responsible for the supervision of support staff, and for the delegation of occupational therapy tasks.

The post holder will as an integral part of the team working core hours Monday to Friday. There will be an occasional need to be flexible to meet individual service user need e.g. working early evenings.

Please find further details on the job description & person specification attached below.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Diploma/Bsc/Msc in occupational therapy (OT)
  • Ongoing registration with Health Professionals Council
Knowledge Essential
  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA and risk assessment and management
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
Experience Essential
  • Application of the OT process
  • Broad range of under graduate practice placement experience
  • Use of functional assessment and the analysis of occupation
Skills / Abilities Essential
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and groups
  • Computer literacy

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