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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
MH Older People
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Across Hertfordshire
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
01/08/2019 23:59

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 below. 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.

Want to work for an OUTSTANDING Mental Health Trust.

In our recent CQC inspection we were rated as Outstanding, one of only 5 Mental Health and Learning Disability trusts in England.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust (HPFT) are looking for band 6 Occupational Therapists for a new role. There are a variety of posts and locations available across East and North Herts.

If you are interested in full or part time posts then please apply.

A brand new band 6 role is dedicated to supporting care home staff to help manage service users with more complex presentations, alongside the established HPFT community teams and in conjunction with other agencies. The service will be flexible to the needs of the local care homes across the East and North of the county. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a new part of the service which will evolve and develop as the service becomes established. You would be working across the East and the North of the county in conjunction with a new nursing team. We are looking for someone willing to work in evolving and developing this brand new role.

Several posts are in the Integrated Care Team, working as a Mental Health OT based in the Hoddesdon and Cheshunt area or the Bishops Stortford area. The Integrated Care Teams are a clinically integrated model of service which prevents inappropriate admission to hospital/ or supports service users holistic needs in their home. Referrals are accepted from primary care, ambulance service, A&E and secondary care. The role of the Mental Health Occupational Therapists in this integrated setting will be to provide specialist assessment and treatment of occupational functioning, ensuring that mental health needs are recognised and addressed.

Another role is within the Recovery and Therapy Services based in Welwyn Garden City. You would provide specialist occupation based OT assessments and interventions using a variety of techniques such as confidence-building, development of coping strategies, memory interventions, increasing access to valued occupations in the community, the use of telecare equipment and Just Checking. Groups are also run on a regular basis.

The posts are varied and challenging; they offer the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, with people with a variety of mental health issues. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, working closely with your colleagues to provide safe and effective treatment.

As an Occupational Therapist in HPFT you would:

Be part of an OT team, not a lone professional

Be part of MDTs that value and respect OT

All our OTs are line managed and supervised by experienced Specialist/Head Occupational Therapists

You would receive support and be part of an OT network across all the services. If you are new to the area or considering career progression – we can support you.

You would work autonomously and be able to use your creative skills.

You would be able to work beyond the essentials with older people in the community, to enable people to live fulfilling lives; shopping, travelling in the community, money management, managing mood and anxiety.

You will be part of a developing and expanding service, where we can support your development with flexibility.

Car driver essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

At HPFT we also offer:

- Paid opportunities for OTs Returning to Practice after a break or for those wanting to expand their experience into a new field of practice.

- Flexible bank work for qualified and unqualified experienced staff.

- Opportunities for bank work if you are currently studying your OT qualification.

- Opportunities for work experience for those considering OT as a career.

- NHS accommodation may be available if required.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Head OTs Emma Field 07584395033 or Caroline Finch 07798623534