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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Occupational Therapist

Job Type



Social work



£28,407 - £34,581

Posted Date

30 January 2024


Closing Date

8 February 2024

Main duties of the job
To utilise and develop knowledge providing; professional, up-to-date interventions within a designated Occupational Therapy Services and to assist in the organisational development, co-ordination and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service in conjunction with the Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy and relevant Team/Service Manager.

The post holder will contribute to an environment that works with local services to provide evidence based assessment and delivery of care, using the Model of Human Occupation, and within the context of Effective Care Coordination. They will continue with their own professional development and assist with that of other OT staff. They will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours to ensure that the needs of their clients are met.

Working for our organisation
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see job description for further information. In summary:

- Provide assessment and intervention for service users residing within the inpatient services in the Mental health care division

- Demonstrating effective partnership working

- Experience of Service development and innovation

- Experience in providing supervision and mentorship to others

Person specification
Essential criteria

Degree level qualification in Occupational Therapy
Registration with HCPC (or in the process of obtaining if newly qualified)
Desirable criteria

Membership of professional body
Knowledge / Experience
Essential criteria

Experience of OT Functional assessment including activity analysis
Experience of successful team working
Experience of liaison with internal and external services and agencies
Knowledge and ability to express an understanding of Occupational Therapy Process
Have an understanding of clinical and environmental risk assessment
Desirable criteria

Experience of planning and facilitating therapeutic groups
Experience of service development
Basic understanding of the Mental Capacity Act
Essential criteria

Up to date knowledge and application of best practice in OT in relevant area of practice
Application of the process of audit, evaluation and review
To be able to communicate effectively with service users
Have good listening skills
Experience of working in an MDT
Good organisational and management skills

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