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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2022.

Rotational Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 301-LBG-22-146415

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
£25,655 - £31,534

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Occupational Therapists


Salary:£25,655 - £31,534

Hours:full time 37.5 (working hours differ between services, some 7 day working and shift patterns) flexible working options can be supported on discussion

Location: Community Hospitals and various bases in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

MPFT are offering Occupational Therapy rotational opportunities for newly registered and/or currently practicing OTs within a wide range of community services. We are renowned for being an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we offer our employees genuine career development opportunities through gaining experience across a number of specialisms. In return for your passion and enthusiasm, we will offer you all the support you need and help you achieve your career aspirations.

Our teams of experienced Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, Assistants and Therapy Support workers provide multidisciplinary services to adults with a range of conditions across the different specialities. A portfolio of the services and development opportunities is available on request.

Rotations include:

D2A Services (Hospital and Community), Rehabilitation Medicine, Stroke Rehabilitation (Hospital and Community), Home First, Community OT and Specialist Falls Rehabilitation Service.

All post holders will rotate between posts with length of rotations dependent on joining date, service needs and individual personal development needs. Some community working services require a valid driving licence and access to transport as an essential requirement.

In joining our teams you will be influential in supporting both in-patient, outpatient and community services with a strong focus on rehabilitation, education and prevention, and self-management / lifestyle advice for long term conditions. Our aim is to to maximise function, prevent deterioration and ensure both safe discharge and/or follow up in the community with short & longer term rehabilitation programmes ensuring adaptation to life changes. We welcome new ideas and as a member of our team you will be encouraged to play an active role in service development and invest in the future of our services.

We are looking for enthusiastic Occupational Therapists with:

Keen interest and/or experience of working in rehabilitation services and can demonstrate a strong understanding and vision of specialist therapy and service needs

Proactive in developing sound clinical skills in the assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation and/or community environment

A strong commitment to developing self and supporting others is essential as is a strong commitment to working in and supporting a team

We can offer:

  • Friendly, supportive and well experienced clinical teams who are passionate about Occupational Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Access to established Preceptorship programme and clear mentorship from peers and clinical teams
  • Promotion of Trust values and behaviours and OT Code of Ethics through regular individual; peer and safeguarding supervision in line with your development programme and annual appraisal
  • Development of your clinical skills through practical application, supervision, training and networking opportunities with In-service training an essential component for continued professional development
  • Development of clinical networks across the Trust/local rehabilitation services including voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Clear clinical, professional and managerial working structure with support from AHP professional and clinical leadership teams
  • A strong rehabilitation research culture within the Trust and local rehabilitation pathway

If this all sounds like something you would like to be a part of and would like any further general information about the roles or a copy of the portfolio, please contact:

Haywood Hospital services: margurite.o’

Community Integrated Occupational Therapy

(Health and Social Care)

North Falls

Rehabilitation Medicine:


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3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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