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Occupational Therapist Band 5

Job Reference: 363-LB5061-A

Employer:
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
BEDFORD
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.


Cedar House, Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2NT
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

 

We are looking for a qualified Occupational Therapist with knowledge and experience of working age mental health. The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention for the treatment of individuals currently recovering from mental health challenges. Cedar House is a recovery based unit where individuals are supported to develop and or maintain their skills. The OT assessments and interventions will be recovery focused and client centred, supporting and enabling the person to achieve their goals in self-care, productivity and leisure. As part of the multi-disciplinary team your assessments will be essential to inform and plan individuals rehabilitation goals.

 

This is an exciting opportunity, for the post holder, working within the already well-established multi-disciplinary team to develop the role of Occupational Therapy, and to enhance the OT programme both on the ward and in the community through 1:1 intervention, group work, and enabling clients in accessing relevant local community resources which would support their recovery.

 

There are regular Ward meetings and Trust wide Occupational therapy meetings, opportunities for clinical and professional development, supervision and yearly appraisal and support from the unit manager and the Head Occupational Therapist and the Occupational Therapy Service.

 

 




Making Things Better

Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don’t stand still!

We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2019. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this.

Aiming High

We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2016, and were proud to be rated ‘Outstanding’ again in 2018. We were named in the HSJ’s Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.

Staff and Service Users United

We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make the NHS the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement.

What Next?

If you like the sound of us, don’t waste a moment.

As part of our recruitment process we may be required to share information you provide on the application form with NHS Protect and/or other organisations for the purpose of the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud or any other unlawful activity affecting the NHS.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide professional email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as an offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews. All applications made through NHS Jobs account will be processed by TRAC System. Please note that some emails may go to your spam/junk mailbox so make sure you check this regularly.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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