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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/05/2021.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 367-EAN-4385-C

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre, 39-41 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1LD, Hemel Hempstead
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust (HPFT) are looking for a band 6 Occupational Therapist for an exciting specialist and sought role.

The role is dedicated to supporting care home staff to help manage service users with more complex presentations, alongside the established HPFT community teams and in conjunction with other agencies. The service will be flexible to the needs of the local care homes across the county. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a relatively new part of the service which is evolving and developing as the service becomes established. You would be working across the East and the North of the county offering OT intervention to support complex presentations as part of an MDT. The HPFT Care Function staff will receive specialist training to enable them to offer an expert service to the rest of the mental health team as well as care home staff. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and passionate to contribute in evolving and developing this relatively new role.

As an Occupational Therapist in HPFT you would:

Be part of an OT team, not a lone professional

Be part of MDTs that value and respect OT

All our OTs are line managed and supervised by experienced Specialist/Head Occupational Therapists

You would receive support and be part of an OT network across all the services. If you are new to the area or considering career progression – we can support you.

You would work autonomously and be able to use your creative skills.

You will be part of a developing and expanding service, where we can support your development with flexibility.

Car driver essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

At HPFT we also offer:
- Paid opportunities for OTs Returning to Practice after a break or for those wanting to expand their experience into a new field of practice.
- Flexible bank work for qualified and unqualified experienced staff.
- Opportunities for bank work if you are currently studying your OT qualification.
- Opportunities for work experience for those considering OT as a career. - NHS accommodation may be available if required.

Any questions or would like to visit? Please contact Head OTs Tracy Cornelius-Dove 07747080903 and Amanda Stratford 07775546850

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTracy Cornelius-DoveJob titleHead Occupational TherapistEmail addresstracy.corneliusdove@nhs.netTelephone number07747 090803

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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