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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2022.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7962

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy - Inpatient Rehabilitation
Location:
Discovery House, Long Leys Road, Lincoln
Salary:
£25,655 to £31,534 pa

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.


Are you an OT (or soon to graduate OT Student) looking for a new challenge in an innovative, one-of-a-kind mental health service?

Would you like to work in an environment where the value of Occupational Therapy is recognised as essential for delivering optimal patient care?

If so, we may have just the role you’re looking for.

Based in Lincoln, The Wolds Mental Health Reablement ward is a one-of-a-kind, newly developed service offering short term admission for those requiring targeted support and recovery focused interventions that will enable patients to successfully return to their lives in the community. To support the delivery of this high-quality care, we are seeking to appoint a full time Occupational Therapist to join the team on the 16 bedded mixed gender ward in our purpose built rehabilitation unit, Discovery House.

As the OT for the ward, you will have a unique opportunity to work with patients on short term, recovery focused interventions and to complete assessments to support patients' on-going care. You will join an established Occupational Therapy Team within Rehabilitation and together with the other OTs and OTAs will play a vital role in the continued promotion of recovery focused, personalised approaches to care within the service. As a valued team member, you will work with service users, carers and the MDT to promote patients’ independence and improve their quality of life and well-being. Occupational performance and participation will be central to your practice and you will be encouraged to develop skills which support service users to achieve and maintain meaningful roles and routines.

We are looking for someone who:

- Evidences a sound level of understanding of the effects of mental illness, alongside an empathetic approach to meet the individual needs of the patient.
- Is keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value the Occupational Therapist can offer the multi-disciplinary team.
- Has delivered groups and advice on lifestyle changes, or has a willingness to develop skills in this area
- Is keen to work closely and collaboratively as a dedicated member of the MDT
- Has a desire to be involved in quality improvement projects
- Evidences a dynamic, creative and positive approach
- Exhibits communication skills that shine through, and are essential for this post
- Evidences an understanding of risk assessments and outcome measurement
- Holds skills in motivating people, building independence and supporting others to learn new skills

In return we can offer you:

- The Opportunity to work within a forward thinking Trust, recently awarded: Overall rating GOOD in a CQC inspection
- Regular expert clinical/managerial supervision from a band 6 or 7 OT.
- Peer support from band 5/6/7 OTs across the in-patient division
- Opportunities to undertake further learning and development
- An established, friendly and supportive team
- An excellent working environment in purpose built facilities
- Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies
- Free car parking
- NHS Pension
- NHS benefits

Lincolnshire is a large county which can offer you whatever you are looking for, in both your personal or your professional life. The county has vibrant towns and the City of Lincoln at its core, as well as idyllic rural villages, offering a high quality of life with affordable living, excellent education and social life facilities – sound interesting?

For further information about this post please contact:

Gemma Machin, Lead OT for Inpatient Rehabilitation – Gemma.Machin1@nhs.net

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.

 




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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