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Acute and Rehab Inpatient
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Goodmayes Hospital
£26,302 to £35,225 pa (plus HCAS)
26/01/2017 23:59
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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 6000 staff.

The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the NELFT Home Treatment Teams as an Occupational Therapist. The OT role within the HTT’s has recently been reviewed resulting in a re-focussing of the role towards recovery based and OT specific interventions.

As an OT within the HTT you will have the opportunity to provide specific OT interventions, this will include developing and facilitating a group programme and providing 1:1 interventions.

An agreed amount of your working time will be protected to carry out these specific OT interventions. You will work closely with other OT’s across the Adult HTT’s and the acute care pathway. The HTT’s have Support Time Recovery Workers that will support the OT developed care plans and interventions.

OT interventions within the HTT’s focus on recovery and social inclusion (including employment, education and training), re-motivation, living skills and developing meaningful roles.

OT’s in the HTT also undertake some generic mental health practitioner duties and will be included within the shifts to carry out these duties. You will be expected to work early (8am – 4pm) and late shifts (2pm – 10pm) but not night shifts.

OT’s in the HTT receive clinical supervision from a Senior OT and opportunities are provided for on-going CPD.

If you are a forward thinking OT who wants the opportunity to demonstrate your clinical skills, to promote high quality practice and improve the patient experience, then NELFT has the following post available:

2 x Band 6 OT – Waltham Forest HTT
1 x Band 6 OT – Redbridge HTT

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

If you are shortlisted for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills after the interview. Candidates who are successful at interview and assessment will be contacted.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,483 to a maximum of £4,439).

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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

For informal enquiries please contact:
Name: Astrid Duminy
Job Title: Waltham Forest HTT Team Manager
Telephone number: 0300 555 1201
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