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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-68562-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Occupational Therapy
Market Harborough/Lutterworth
£24,214 to £30,112 NHS terms & conditions 2019

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Are you looking for a job where you can develop and use a wide range of skills? We have an opportunity for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team working across community hospitals in Market Harborough and Lutterworth.

You will be working closely with colleagues to provide joined-up, holistic, patient centred care preparing patients and their families/carers for their move home from hospital. As part of this role you will lead in providing individual and group treatment sessions including breakfast club, arts/craft sessions and relaxation for assessment of their physical and cognitive function, and the patients’ health and wellbeing, providing mental and social stimulation. There is the opportunity to develop these sessions further.

Our patient population is the older adult with multiple co- morbidities who come to us for step down care from acute trusts or step up care, admitted directly from home. The ward environment aims for a 24hour rehabilitation approach with activities promoting patient independence, so good communication skills are required.

Our teams are small, friendly and supportive of each other, open to the new ideas each person can bring. The Trust has a well-developed programme for both professional and leadership development. You will be supported in your development by a band 6 Occupational Therapist on each site and a band 7 team lead and receive regular supervision. Supervision occurs as 1:1, unprofessional and multi professional sessions.

If you are newly qualified, you will be supported through Preceptorship and you will attend monthly sessions for therapy Preceptee’s, to provide you with support and guidance to make the transition from student to registered practitioner.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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