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Senior Occupational Therapist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Occupational Therapist with relevant experienceto join our inpatient AHP team at Dorothy Pattison Hospital.

Post Title:Senior Occupational Therapist

Department:Occupational Therapy

Location:Dorothy Pattison Hospital

Directorate:Adult Mental Health


Hours:37.5 hours per week (full-time)

Contract Type:Permanent

Responsible to:Band 7 AHP Team Lead

This post will be based in the inpatient therapy hub, with the post holder expected to work across two adult acute inpatient mental health wards, each containing 21 beds.

Main duties of the job

Main duties:
  • Independently carrying a caseload of service-users experiencing a mental health crisis requiring in-patient care.
  • Providing 1:1 and group interventions on the ward, in the therapy hub and in the community.
  • Carrying out specialist OT assessments and providing reports where necessary.
  • Contributing to day-to-day service running and service development.
  • Supervising and supporting the development of junior team members.
  • Engaging in MDT development, including supporting activity workers in developing the ward-based activity programmes as we move towards a therapeutic day model of working.
  • Attending MDT reviews and advocating for the OT profession within the service.
  • Supporting and facilitating students on placement.

About us

Why choose us?
  • You will be based in the therapy hub. You will not be part of the numbers of the wards. You will be given space and time to plan your therapy. You will work closely with the wards, but not be expected to take up ward-based duties.
  • We have dedicated off ward space, including a therapy hub and gym.
  • Training and development - we have a dedicated CPD fund for staff members. Opportunities could include sensory integration, DBT and leadership training. You will be supported to identify development opportunities and pursue further training.
  • Our service was recently awarded significant funding to increase our establishment. This is a service with huge potential which you will be able to contribute to shaping and developing.
  • A strong professional OT/AHP structure, which recognises the unique contribution that OT can make to adult mental health.
  • Regular management supervision, peer supervision and clinical supervision.
  • Regular opportunities for internal promotion. We are a large trust covering four localities with many opportunities.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more detailed criteria and responsibilities.

We welcome applications from interested candidates who do not necessarily meet all the criteria listed. Support will be given to develop the skills needed to do the post. This is an opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills.

Feedback from a current OT within the Trust:

Dorothy Pattison Hospital in the Therapy Hub team is where I started my career as an OT in 2019. The team throughout had an emphasis on professional development, even in challenging worldwide circumstances, which prepared me well for my next steps in my career.

I no longer work for the team that started my OT journey. Still working for the Trust however, I can watch from afar the great work that's being continued to date by the OT team. It's a project that continues to develop and change as time progresses and I'm confident this would be an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 OT wanting to test themselves and make the role their own.

Please contact for informal visits/further questions.

Person Specification
  • Occupational Therapy Degree/Diploma
  • HCPC registration

  • Leadership training

  • Ability to independently manage a caseload

  • Experience of service development

  • Experience of working in mental health
  • Experience of supervision/facilitating student placements

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