Occupational Therapist

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders (Ward 6 Newsam Centre) is seeking to recruit a band 6 occupational therapist to join our inpatient team. The service operates as part of the wider CONNECT service.

The ward is a 14 bedded ward offering treatment to patients who are resident in the Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford areas. The service offers inpatient assessment and treatment for patients with an eating disorder.

The ward works closely with the CONNECT community team to provide seamless care during transitions in and out or the inpatient ward. Our aims are to manage significant physical risk and to manage this effectively. We offer a variety of evidence based psychological therapies and practical interventions. This will be in the form of individual sessions and group work.

Our care is person centred and care planning is individualised to meet patient need. You will be responsible for a caseload of patients and following their journey. This will be recovery focused for the time that they are in treatment on the ward.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to offer clinical supervision to junior members of the team and support the allied health professional assistant to manage their time and role between yourself and the dietitian. You will also be undertaking mentoring and assessing of students.

The post offers you an opportunity to provide specific OT assessments and plan interventions which will extend to activities in the community in collaboration with the wider MDT.

The service is committed to individuals own personal CPD and you will be supported through the Trusts supervision and appraisal systems.

Specific training will be provided were necessary.

We are keen to hear from candidates who have a genuine interest and empathy in working with individuals with eating disorders and associated complex needs. Previous experience of working with this client group in an adult or CAMHS Service would be welcomed.

If you feel you are seeking a new challenge, feel passionate about supporting patients and their families on a journey of recovery, keen to learn new skills and share new experiences, then do contact the service for more information.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team bankstaffingdepartment.lypft@nhs.net

Job description
Job responsibilities
Main Duties:

Risk management.

Assessment and care planning.

CPA process.

Providing supervision to junior members of the team.


Group work.

Supporting manager with recruitment, auditing, staff management and representation in meetings that the manager is unable to attend.

Person Specification
  • Recognised OT qualification.

  • Registered with the HCPC

Experience and Knowledge
  • Has experience of working with this client group in a mental health setting.
  • Gives examples of OT assessments & interventions

Skills / Experience
  • Has recognised mentorship training. Experience of providing clinical supervision and the appraisal process.

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