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Occupational Therapy Team Lead

Job Reference: 449-AMH671

Solent NHS Trust
Inpatients & Community
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Job Specific Location/Base: This role is for 2 positions, one to be based at The Orchards, St James Hospital and one at St Mary's Hospital, Block A.

Our Adult Mental Health Services are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapy Team Lead to continue providing the highest standards of clinical care to our patients.

Solent’s Mental Health Services cover a variety of different services including inpatient facilities for both adults and older persons, community services including rehab, crisis and health and wellbeing, IAPT Talking Change and learning disabilities. We are looking for people that work to the organisational Values of Honesty, Everyone Counts, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork (HEART), show in your behaviour that you value people and the care you give to them.

Job Responsibilities

  • Critically analyse complex patient situations and clinical data to inform decision making, to offer best physical and emotional support to the patient and their families/carers.
  • Provide OT Assessment and discharge planning including access visits as appropriate.
  • Working in partnership with patients, carers and service users; provide specialist, evidence based Occupational Therapy interventions to a caseload of clients to ensure good clinical outcomes. The post holder will be required to work with the client to assess their needs using specialist tools and identify goals for the Occupational Therapy intervention, to evaluate the outcome and maintain patient records (paper and electronic). This will require the use of advanced clinical reasoning skills, investigative and analytical skills as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To facilitate the delivery of therapeutic interventions with patients that have unpredictable physical limitations and difficulties with understanding, due to physical, psychological, cognitive, or social problems


Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Work autonomously and be able to organise a large and varied work programme
  • Able to lead or participate in teaching to a variety of audiences
  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current Health Care Professional Council registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy and a member of an appropriate Special Interest Group


For more information on the post, please contact Teresa Henry on either 0300 123 6620 or


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Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

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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