At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call ( Phone number removed ) ).
If you would like to further develop your Occupational Therapy career in mental health and learning disability services then a post on our Band 6 OT rotation scheme could be the perfect opportunity for you.
The rotation includes posts in the following clinical areas:
- Acute Adult Mental Health
- Community Adult Mental Health
- Rehabilitation Services
- Learning DisabilityServices
Each rotation lasts for a period of 1 year to enable the development of a broad range of skills to support your career progression. Completing a mixed rotation at Band 6 level provides you with a well-rounded set of clinical skills and an opportunity to promote the value and positive impact Occupational Therapy can have on people’s lives.
Many of an OTs skills are transferrable between clinical settings therefore increasing both your career prospects in the future but also allowing you to ascertain whether a clinical area you might not have previous experience is where you would like to specialise.
As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide specialist OT assessments and interventions, carrying a caseload whilst leading junior staff. The Trust uses the Model of Human Occupation across all settings.
Post holders receive regular high quality supervision from experienced Occupational Therapists. We are committed to supporting CPD and developing high quality services. The Trust was rated as “good” by the CQC and examples of Occupational Therapy good practice were noted in the published report.
To join us, you’ll need to share our values of being welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional with excellent communication skills. Enthusiastic, dynamic, and highly motivated, you will be committed to delivering high quality care.
NHS hospital accommodation may also be available for staff seeking to relocate to Hertfordshire
Car driver and access to a car is essential as a majority of the posts are community based, (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Jude White (Lead OT acute and rehab / B6 Rotation lead) - ( Email address removed ) ( Phone number removed )
Lucy Martensz (Lead OT learning disability services / B6 Rotation lead) - ( Email address removed ) ( Phone number removed )
Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as Good’ by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.
HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.
The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.
CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AS WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE VACANCIES PRIOR TO THE ADVERTISED CLOSING DATE.
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.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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