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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/07/2020.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 338-6151C-20

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
338 Newbridges Residential Unit (Team) (206114)
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are proud award winners of the HSJ Provider of the Year 2019

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dedicated Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join a busy Male treatment unit working in the East of Kingston upon Hull.  The post holder will be expected to work as an autonomous, accountable practitioner offering clinical leadership within a team based approach to care delivery.

Consideration will be given to developing a suitable candidate who meets those markers required for the post through a development plan/ programme to support continued development and ensure that success can be guaranteed.

The clinical team provide an intensive package of care which includes Psychology, psychopharmacological intervention, solution focused therapies, social care, occupational therapy interventions and physical health monitoring, to promote recovery and effective risk management. We also provide outreach services into the community to support inpatients with timely facilitation of discharge and reintegration back into the domestic setting, whilst there remains to be acute presentation but the level of risk can be effectively managed within the community to support transitional care arrangements.

The team comprises of medical staff, nurses, Psychologist, social workers, and Health care support workers and has established relationships with other services outside of the team both within the Humber trust and outside of the trust to support the patient through their journey with us. Newbridges is a fast paced inpatient unit that aims to provide a safe and effective care and assessment for the acutely ill patient, utilising evidence based approaches to support recovery.  The successful candidate will be expected to work within the scope of 7 day delivery of services working predominantly days however must be flexible to meet the needs of the patient group.

The team is committed to working with carers and relatives to provide carer support and education to further support the service user with their recovery. The service is currently reviewing pathways to ensure that they meet the current Nice Quality standards and currently utilise the Recovery Star to support a person’s recovery and provide evidence of the team’s efficacy.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills in both written and verbal format; have an extensive repertoire of clinical skills to enable the effective delivery of occupational therapy within a passionate dynamic team, focused on the recovery of the men admitted to our unit, both formally and informally.

The successful candidate will require being able to work as part of the team, and be active in sharing new ideas and innovations to improve our services and actively participate within the leadership of the unit, supporting the Unit Manager / Charge Nurse.  

If successful you will be required to assume supervisory responsibilities for our Band 4 Associate Practitioner Occupational Therapy other staff members whom it is felt require a band 6 to support. You will be expected to undertake works to support the continued improvement of quality care, and the undertaking of particular audits to support the team and the care of the patients admitted to Newbridges.

You will be given regular professional supervision and we offer a strong commitment to learning and practice development.

Why work for us?

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides a broad range of community and inpatient mental health services, community services (including therapies), learning disability services, healthy lifestyle support and addiction services to approximately 600,000 people.  The Trust has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust is also proud to be HSJ Provider of the Year 2019 award winners.

We employ approximately 2,800 staff across more than 79 sites at locations throughout Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitby and Scarborough. We deliver Mental Health Services, Specialist Services for Children, Forensic Services, Community and Learning Disability Services, as well as having eight GP Practices across the locality.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - a multi-specialty health and social care teaching provider. We aim to be a leading provider of integrated health services, recognised for the care compassion and commitment of our staff and known as a great employer and a valued partner.

The Trust works closely with our academic partners, including Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull University, nurturing and developing a workforce of doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals of the future.

At Humber we believe our people are our greatest asset and therefore we are committed to developing, growing and rewarding our workforce. As an employee at Humber you will benefit from pay in line with Agenda for Change, NHS pension, training and development, annual appraisal, generous annual leave entitlement and flexible working options to enable you to achieve a healthy work/life balance.


Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust serves the rural populations of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.  Hull has benefitted from being included The Guardian’s ‘Hot List’ of places to visit and rated by Rough Guides as one of the top ten cities in the world to see. The nearby town of Beverley was named by The Sunday Times as one of the ten best places to live in the north. The area boasts a wide array of diverse property from coastal cottages to riverside apartments. Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire offer some of the most competitive house prices in the country, with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers.

The region has great transport connections with an hour commute York or Leeds. Want to go further afield? There are daily ferry crossings from Hull to Belgium and the Netherlands and from Humberside Airport you can reach destinations across Europe and – via Schiphol – worldwide.

Please note that if there is a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

This post will be subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period where applicable, further details would be included within any offer letter.

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

If required for the post the ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport would be essential.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate if this is required for the post. Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

IMPORTANT: Should your application be successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted to attend an interview electronically to the email address provided at the time of the application. It is important therefore, that you CHECK YOUR EMAILS/NHS JOBS ACCOUNT on a regular basis.

If you are not contacted by the Trust within six weeks of the closing date of the vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would however like to thank you for the interest you have shown in the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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