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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/02/2022.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7618

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
MHHTT/Brant Ward
Witham Court, Fen Lane, North Hykeham, Lincolnshire
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

Continue your Occupational Therapy career journey in an exciting forward thinking service. We have an opportunity for you to be part of our integrated multidisciplinary team, providing rapid Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions within the Older Adults Acute Care Pathway. The postholder will work across this innovative service model, including the Home Treatment and Inpatient Service.

The role of the Occupational Therapist is highly valued in the team and plays a vital part in the service which aims to prevent inpatient admission with intensive support in the community, and also prepare and support discharge from hospital. You will fully utilise your knowledge and experience of managing complex mental health needs, and understanding of older people’s physical health problems. Your delivery of occupational therapy will be person centred and include both 1:1 and group interventions.

Occupational Therapists within the Trust use the Model of Human Occupation to shape assessments and overall approach, however knowledge of the Cognitive Disability Model and the Pool Activity levels will be beneficial in this setting.

The Trust is a great place to work as an Occupational Therapist. You will have access to clinical and professional supervision on both a 1:1 and group basis. We also offer a range of CPD opportunities to enable you to further develop your skills in relation to your role and profession.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme, and a good network of Allied Health Professionals working across the Trust. We are open to discussing flexible working patterns which enable you to have a positive work / life balance.

If you are interested and want to know more about the role Contact:Pam Palmer (Clinical Team Lead) atpam.palmer@nhs.netor phone 01522 500690Option 2 or Jenny Lomax (Acting Ward Manager) at or phone 01522 307871

If you would like to know more about support for Occupational Therapists working at the Trust contact Polly Blaydes – Associate Director of AHPs

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

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.

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