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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Occupational Therapist

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Lancashire

Salary

Location

£27,055 - £32,934

Posted Date

27 October 2022

Lancaster

Closing Date

7 November 2022

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our team.

As an integrated Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trust, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including:

- Primary and secondary mental health care for children and adults including specialist inpatient child and adolescent mental health provision, perinatal mental health, forensic services including low and medium secure care.
- Specialist community support for children and adults with learning disabilities and autism, including intensive support.
- Community physical health and well-being services for children and adults.

The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites. The organisation offers opportunities for medics, mental health and general nurses, allied health professionals, Psychology, administration and clerical staff, apprentices and volunteers.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust supports flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks.

For more information about Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job overview

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is an exciting place to be an Occupational Therapist, and be highly valued in our Trust’s approach to multi-disciplinary care. We have sound professional structures to lead and inspire our substantial Occupational Therapy workforce with inclusivity and wellbeing at its centre.

If you are an OT who would like to develop experience within different mental health settings we currently have vacancies for Occupational Therapists within our rotational scheme due to promotion.

You would be based with a variety of teams across Lancaster in the future we’re hoping to add clinical areas in Morecombe and South Cumbria. You will work within each team for 12 months. The teams currently include;

The Orchard: Adult In-Patient Mental Health Services, Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster, LA1 4JJ

Older Adult Community Mental Health Team, De Vitre House, Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AN

Learning Disability Services, Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster, LA1 4JJ

For enquiries, please contact the following staff: -

Alison Holden 01282 657333

Sallyann Walker 07507844681

Linda Dickens 01524 550145
Main duties of the job

We are committed to delivering excellent services, putting occupation at the centre of our work and championing peoples’ rights for occupational needs to be recognised and addressed.

You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills having access to preceptorship and a training and development programme with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement. You will also work with and receive supervision from experienced Occupational Therapists and OT Technical Instructors.

There are plenty of opportunities for professional development including evidence based best practice forums, an Allied Health Professional journal club; peer development and support groups and an AHP research and innovation forum.
Working for our organisation

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information, please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person specification
Qualifications
Essential criteria

- Diploma/Bsc/Msc in occupational therapy (OT)
- Ongoing registration with Health and Care Professions Council

Knowledge
Essential criteria

- Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
- Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
- Understanding of team dynamics
- Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA and risk assessment and management
- Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance
- Health, safety and risk awareness

Experience
Essential criteria

- Application of the OT process Broad range of under graduate practice placement experience
- Use of functional assessment and the analysis of occupation
- Positive learning from experience gained in mental health setting pre or post qualification

Please note that further communication from Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) 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 LSCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We actively challenge discrimination and welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially those with experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Our goal is for the Trust to be truly representative of the communities we serve so we are particularly keen to receive applications from people in under-represented groups. The organisation is proud to be listed as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and our HR department holds the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer. Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerInclusive Top 50 LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Gold

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