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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Yew Tree Resource Centre
£28,050 - £36,644 pa (plus HCAS)
27/01/2019 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the Havering Older Adult Mental Health Team (HOAMHT) located in Romford, Essex. We are looking for someone with an interest in working with Older Adults in the community, who also has mental health experience. You should be able to work autonomously, as well as working effectively as a team player.  We welcome enthusiastic applicants with a special interest (for example in falls management, Dementia, group work skills, research/audit).

The Occupational Therapist is part of the multi-disciplinary team within the HOAMHT. The role is to provide Occupational Therapy assessments, and a range of interventions with Older Adults who may have complex physical and mental health conditions. There is the chance to facilitate social inclusion and recovery focused group work as well as 1:1 interventions.  This post includes supervision of junior staff.  You will also co-ordinate the care of an identified group of Older Adults under the Care Programme Approach framework within the HOAMHT.  In addition, you will participate in the team duty roster, and undertake generic mental health assessments.

The HOAMHT is co-located with the Havering Memory Assessment service and the Social Services Havering Assessment Team, which provides excellent prospects for joint partnership working and service development. As part of the Occupational Therapy team, you would work in collaboration with the Band 7 clinical lead, and Borough lead Occupational Therapists to contribute towards the development of the Occupational Therapy services in the HOAMHT.

We offer regular team and Occupational Therapy meetings. There are opportunities for professional/personal development, monthly supervision, annual appraisal, audit, research, and work based quality initiatives. The HOAMHT operates Monday to Friday 9-5pm.

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.


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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Jennifer Greenidge on 0300 555 1135

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