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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/03/2021.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT6728

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
The Vales - Discovery House
Discovery House, St Georges Hospital Site, Long Leys Road, Lincoln
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum


Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. We have three active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE). This has resulted in annual staff conferences and some great national accolades, such as, the Trust being included in the Top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index.

  • Are you self-motivated, dynamic, innovative and flexible in your approach?
  • Are you looking for a fresh challenge and opportunity to be involved in further developing the OT services?

  • Would you like to work in an environment where the delivery of exceptional patient care and support is paramount?

If so, we have the ideal role for you!!!

This is an exciting time for LPFT, as we continue on our journey of service improvement, undergoing a range of service transformations and delivering high standards of care for our patients.

Based in Lincoln, The Vales is a 15 bedded, female, locked in-patient ward, delivering a person centred, holistic rehabilitation service to those with enduring mental health conditions.

The Vales provides assessment and intervention for women with severe and enduring mental ill-health to support their ongoing recovery and social integration. The whole service is focused on working towards independence and recovery to enable service users to regain health and mental wellness before moving on to live as independently as possible.

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of assessment and treatment for females who may have complex mental and physical health needs.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Evidences a high level of understanding of the effects of mental illness, alongside an empathetic and empowering approach to meet the individual needs of the patient.

  • Is keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value the Occupational Therapist can offer the multi-disciplinary team.

  • Has delivered training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the service user’s social and physical environment.

  • Is keen to work closely and collaboratively as a dedicated member of the MDT

  • Holds strong and compassionate leadership skills

  • Previous experience of supervising junior staff members and students

  • Experience of involvement in Quality Improvement projects

  • Has confidence within group facilitation
  • Evidences a dynamic, creative and positive approach
  • Exhibits communication skills that shine through, and are essential for this post

    Is trustworthy, self-motivated and organised with time

  • Has experience and understanding of an array of person centred, holistic, recovery focused interventions

  • Evidences an understanding of risk assessments and outcome measurement

  • Evidenced in motivating people, building independence and supporting others to learn new skills

  • Applicants must possess attitudes and values that reflect the excellent standards we are expecting within the Vales team.

In return we can offer you:

  • Opportunity to work on an AIMS accredited Ward, within a forward thinking Trust, recently awarded: Overall rating GOOD in a CQC inspection

  • Experience of working in a Trust where a compassionate leadership style is forefront

  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support as part of the multidisciplinary team

  • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities

  • An established, friendly and supportive team

  • Close working with the MDT and other OTs across the In-patient Division

  • Purpose built facilities

  • Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies

  • Excellent working environment.

  • Free car parking

  • NHS Pension

  • NHS benefits

  • Lincolnshire is a large county which can offer you whatever you are looking for, in both your personal or your professional life. The county has vibrant towns and the City of Lincoln at its core, as well as idyllic rural villages, offering a high quality of life with affordable living, excellent education and social life facilities – sound interesting?

For further information please contact Jude Snailham (Lead OT, Adult In-patient Division): or Emma Duncan (Ward Manager)

In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01522) 421510
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