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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 15million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Senior Occupational Therapist

East Lancashire Rapid Intervention and Treatment Team. We are seeking to appoint a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. This post provides the opportunity for a forward thinking and experienced individual to develop and implement safe, sound and supportive services that embrace the provision of holistic care. With a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary working and the principles laid out in the Recovery Model, you will need to be an innovative thinker and be able to form effective relationships.

You must be an Occupational Therapist, with 2 years post registration experience with at least 1 year working with patients who have acute mental health problems. You must have knowledge of current best practice in community mental health and awareness of relevant government directives and legislation

Contact details

For further information please contact Jeanette Harrison (Rapid Intervention & Treatment Team Manager) or Emma Bolton (Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist) on  ( Phone number removed ) 

DBS Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and an Enhanced DBS Clearance is required for this role.

Please note that further communication from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LCFT to contact them.

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