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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2021.

Band 7 Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist (#HomeFirst)

Job Reference: 313-A-21-93909-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Therapy
£38,890 - £44,503 pa

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is working closely together with Adult Social Care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) to deliver a HomeFirst service offer alongside core Community Therapy.

Through current investment in staffing we aim to ensure that services can be delivered by the right therapist in the right place at the right time, and to ensure that the local population across LLR receive timely high quality therapy. LLR has also been selected as an accelerator site for the national Ageing Well Programme.

This is therefore a really exciting time to be joining the community therapy service which brings together an integrated health and social care offer delivered by community-based nursing, therapy and adult social care teams which:

  • support people to remain in their homes when they are having a health or social care crisis, rather than needing to go into hospital or a care home

  • help people get home from hospital quickly and provide them with rehabilitation and reablement to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence

  • deliver high quality core therapy reablement, rehabilitation and recovery to people within their own homes

We have an exciting opportunity to join our existing Clinical and Operational therapy leadership team by undertaking a Clinical Leadership role. We are looking to appoint 3 Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialists to work across the East, West and City of Leicestershire. The successful candidates will provide clinical leadership, working closely with the operational leads and as part of an integrated therapy and nursing hub to ensure an effective and efficient therapy service working effectively as part of the LLR system. The post holders will work across locality hubs within their designated area together with providing clinical support to the wider service. This post requires a level of personal responsibility and we are looking for a highly motivated individual who is resilient and proactive, with the ability to prioritise their own workload, use their initiative and has the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. You will demonstrate excellent communication, clinical, leadership and organisational skills and be able to adapt to a changing and pressurised environment whilst being flexible to meet the needs of the service.

Applicants should have a broad range of clinical skills, knowledge and transferable skills gained either through prior experience at a Band 6/7 level. You will be supported to develop by our established team of clinical leads, but must be able to demonstrate your ability to lead and develop therapy clinical skills and knowledge, using evidence based practice, across locality teams and to promote effective teamwork within the wider Primary and Secondary Health Care Teams to the benefit of the patient and service delivery.

We are looking for a determined and self-motivated individual who can make a difference to the care of patients from all backgrounds, growing your skillset and to challenge the way we do things to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for patients.

As a service we operate Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday/Sunday/Bank holidays 8am-4pm. Hours/days worked are based on a rota system.

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance. To this aim the Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy.

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker, and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy. Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you.


For further information about this post please contact Emma Smith, Therapy Manager- Community Therapy 07341778502.

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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