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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Sunflowers Court, Goodmayes Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa plus HCAS
21/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Calling all mental health OTs! Do you miss doing OT Specific work? Are you tired of all that generic working?  Here’s the opportunity for you then!

An opportunity as arisen for an Occupational Therapist with experience in mental health to work within our Acute Mental Health Occupational Therapy Team.

The Occupational Therapy profession within NELFT is a highly valued vibrant group based across a wide range of services. Occupational Therapists work as integrated members of multi-disciplinary teams contributing their unique professional skills, supporting service users to increase their independence and achieve their personal goals while supporting recovery and social inclusion. All Occupational Therapists receive professional supervision from a Senior OT.

If you are a forward thinking OT who wants to promote high quality practice, have an opportunity to demonstrate your clinical skills and want to work closely with the principles of recovery and social inclusion, then NELFT has the following post available:

Band 6 OT in the A&RD Occupational Therapy Team (based on Kahlo Ward a female adult acute mental health ward)

The successful candidate will have:

  • Thorough understanding of O.T models of assessment and intervention.
  • An understanding and experience of working within an acute mental health setting.
  • Experience of developing and facilitating a therapeutic programme that meets the complex needs of the service users

The main responsibilities of the post:

  • To provide individual and group OT interventions on Kahlo Ward applying evidence based practice.
  • In conjunction with service users and the MDT continually work towards improving and maintaining high standards by initiating and developing new ideas and methods.
  • Build and maintain excellent communication with other members of the ward MDT, to promote the OT role within the ward for the benefit of the service users.
  • To actively promote and support re-integration of the service users back into the community, following discharge.
  • Work collaboratively with other OTs in the service to improve the overall OT input to all A&RD mental health wards
  • Provide supervision to Band 5 OT and OT students

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).


Priority Post – Assessment/Interview info

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.


Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex


High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).


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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

Kieran Mahony

Lead OT A&RD Mental Health


If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2