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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/05/2021.

Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-206-21

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Teams
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum, rota

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Occupational Therapist to join the Leeds Community Healthcare Neighbourhood Teams.


The Health and Social Care Integration Programme has led to the development of 13 Neighbourhoods Teams across Leeds, with the aim of improving outcomes for people and maximising access to services through integrated working. The Neighbourhood Teams aim to maintain people within their own homes/communities wherever possible and facilitate earlier discharge from hospital through delivering a more co-ordinated approach to care.

 The Neighbourhood Teams include Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers as well as support staff, wrapped around GP practice populations. This integration of resources is supported by a robust clinical and operational leadership structure working closely with their colleagues in General Practice and the Third Sector organisations.

As a member of the Neighbourhood team you would be maximising the independence and autonomy of people and ensuring that this is provided fairly and sensitively to individual needs.

You will have the opportunity to develop both your clinical and leadership skills through support from the leadership team and internal and external training. As a senior Occupational Therapist you will manage your own caseload as well as supporting other staff within the team and will contribute to the development of community therapy and rehabilitation in the Neighbourhood Teams.

The Neighbourhood Team service uses an electronic patient record system and you will use mobile technology to support your patient care.


Central to the philosophy and approach the Neighbourhood Teams are placing the individual at the centre and proactively maximising opportunities for people to have choice, personalisation and self-management

We are looking for Occupational Therapists who have:

. A degree (or equivalent) e.g. BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification in Occupational Therapy

. Current HCPC registration

. Significant and demonstrable clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. The Neighbourhood Teams also require therapists to be able to work between the hours of 8am and 6pm over 7 days.

 For additional information please contact Fiona Allport, Clinical Pathway Lead on 07868499223 for an informal discussion

 This post would suit an Occupational Therapist who enjoys multi-disciplinary team working. The role requires you to:

- have well developed assessment skills

- be competent in assessing and managing risks

- have good knowledge regarding equipment to aid independence

- be able to recognise a need for home modifications

- have sound clinical judgement

- be able to make decisions regarding clinical care

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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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