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Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Mental health occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Primary Care Network Occupational Therapist, the post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team across the practices in the Gosport Primary Care Network (PCN), with the PCNs GPs, other clinicians and staff, as well as staff and clinicians from community, acute, social, and voluntary sectors. Primary Care Networks aim to bring care closer to patients in the community.

We are committed to continued professional development and promoting evidence-based practise to ensure a high standard of care throughout the service. There is an extensive professional development programme aligned against the First Contact Practitioner roadmap to practice and advancing clinical practice. The successful candidate will have regular supervisions with their team lead. We offer a varied local in-service training programme as well as the opportunity to attend TARGET days. We are keen to develop our workforce and the individual will also have annual opportunities to apply for external course funding, including modules at MSc level in line with the service and the applicant personal development goals.

Informal visits or contact prior to shortlisting is encouraged and if you would like to discuss the post any further then please contact Anna Gudgeon -

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the provision of therapy for the Gosport Primary Care Network (PCN).

They will practice clinically across all practices within Gosport PCN.

The role encompasses clinical, consultative, education, leadership and research functions.

The primary concern of the Occupational Therapist in Primary Care is to bring the highest standards of therapeutic care to the patient through good symptom management, emotional support, access to appropriate services and advice. You will work as part of the PCN multidisciplinary team.

Gosport PCN has a vision to develop a frailty team to support frail patients in the locality. Due to this vision a special interest in frailty would be a great benefit to this role.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

Holistically assess and identify health and psychosocial needs of individual patients, and plan programmes of care to meet these needs, in partnership with patients/carers and colleagues.

Manage a caseload of patients providing advice, expertise and support to other healthcare professionals.

Critically analyses complex clinical data and information to inform diagnosis and decision making in order to offer specialist symptom control.

Formulate and deliver effective, individualised Occupational Therapy treatment programmes, based on a sound knowledge of best practice and drawing appropriately on a wide range of non-pharmacological treatment options.

Communicate with patients in ways that empower them to make informed choices about their health and health care.

Contribute to the provision of appropriate information and education to patients and their families to promote health and encourage self-care and participation in the planned programmes of treatment and care.

Use advanced communication skills to impart sensitive, complex and potentially distressing information to patients and carers, and provide them with advice and emotional support as appropriate

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • *Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy

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