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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 15 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 6000 staff.

The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the NELFT Band 5 Occupational Therapy Mixed Rotation.The Mixed Rotation includes posts within Mental Health and Community Health Inpatient and Community Teams.

The Occupational Therapy profession within NELFT is a highly valued vibrant group based across the range of health services. Occupational Therapists work as integrated members of multi-disciplinary teams contributing their unique professional skills, supporting service users to increase their independence and achieve their personal goals. All occupational therapists receive professional supervision from an O.T If you are a forward thinking OT who wants the opportunity to demonstrate your clinical skills, to promote high quality practice and improve the patient experience, then NELFT has the following post available

Band 5 OT - Mixed Rotation

The successful applicant will:

  • Have strong clinical reasoning and experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating O.T interventions.
  • Have a good understanding of Occupational Therapy Models and Process including the evidence base for OT.
  • Have the ability to work and liaise with a multi-disciplinary team utilising good interpersonal skills and excellent communication.

The main responsibilities of the post:

  • To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and discharge service users, with the understanding that there should be communication with senior clinicians and OTs if concerns arise.
  • To assist, in conjunction with the senior clinician/ team manager, in the review and evaluation of the effectiveness of Occupational Therapy care and practice provided.

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. If you are shortlisted for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills prior to interview. Candidates who pass the interview will then be invited to assessment.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,483 to a maximum of £4,439).

For informal enquiries please contact: Name: Kieran Mahony Job Title: Lead Occupational Therapist (Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate) Telephone number:  ( Phone number removed )  e-mail address: ( Email address removed )

All our recruitment is carried out through our recruitment system You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application.

In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

NELFT has signed the skills pledge and is an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer a range of opportunities which include monthly supervision, annual appraisal and a wide range of training options.

We offer a range of NHS benefits including flexible working, NHS Pension Scheme, Childcare Voucher and car scheme. To improve the working lives of our staff we are committed in helping them achieve a healthy balance between work and home life and offer a range of initiatives to help staff achieve this.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

NELFT operates a no smoking policy.

Should you wish to claim for travel, accommodation, or any other costs incurred with attending a job interview you will need to agree this in advance of the interview with the recruiting manager.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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

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