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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Values Based Screener

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 ) ).

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and recovery focused experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to work with the multi-disciplinary team to develop and enhance the therapy service within our adult acute mental health 24 bed unit in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

Providing assessments through group and individual interventions, you will be supporting service users with their recovery plan, developing the service, and supervising junior staff members. Working within the multi-disciplinary team, the occupational therapy service consists of Occupational Therapists, an Assistant Therapy Practitioner and a Recreational Worker.

As a qualified Occupational Therapist registered with HCPC, you will have completed preceptorship at Band 5 and will have post qualifying experience of working within a range of services. You will have the ability to build strong relationships with staff, service users and other stakeholders, and be flexible in your approach.

The Occupational Therapy service across the Trust, (mental health and learning disability services) has a well-established CPD programme and OTs are actively encouraged to develop and extend their clinical skills, whilst receiving regular clinical supervision.

Across all services in the Trust we run successful Occupational Therapy Band 5 and Band 6 rotation schemes and facilitate practice placements for OT students.

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. In return, we can offer on-going professional development as well as bespoke learning and development programmes, benefits such as child care vouchers, eye care vouchers, an employee support and counselling service. You will also have the opportunity to earn further income working though our internal Bank Service.

A full driving licence will be essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

If you are an Occupational Therapist looking for a part-time opportunity, or you are an Occupational Therapist wishing to Return to Practice, we would also be interested in hearing from you.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Jude White, Lead OT, Acute and Rehab Services –  ( Phone number removed ) .

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jude White, Lead OT, Acute & Rehab Services.  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

About us

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.

Additional Information

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.


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

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