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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Mellmead House
£23,023 - £29,608 plus HCA pa
24/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

Band 5 Occupational Therapist Mixed Rotation

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the NELFT Band 5 Occupational Therapy Mixed Rotation. The Mixed Rotation includes inpatient and community posts within Mental Health and Community Health Services.

Currently included in the rotation is:

  • Adult Inpatient Mental Health
  • Adult Community Mental Health
  • Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation
  • Community Physical Rehabilitation
  • Community Learning Disabilities
  • Frailty Inpatient Mental Health
  • Frailty Community Mental Health

The Occupational Therapy profession within NELFT is a highly valued, vibrant group based across a wide range of health 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. All occupational therapists receive professional supervision from a Senior O.T.

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:

The successful applicant will:

  • Have strong clinical reasoning and experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating O.T interventions.
  • Have a good understanding of Occupational Therapy Models and Process including the evidence base for OT.
  • Have the ability to work and liaise with a multi-disciplinary team utilising good interpersonal skills and excellent communication.
  • Be able to effectively and efficiently travel throughout the geographical area covered by the various clinical teams within the rotation.

The main responsibilities of the post:

  • To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and discharge service users, with the understanding that there should be communication with senior clinicians and OTs if concerns arise.
  • To assist, in conjunction with the senior clinician/ team manager, in the review and evaluation of the effectiveness of Occupational Therapy care and practice provided.

If you are shortlisted for this role, your interview will take place on the 6 March 2019.

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).

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 Mahoney

Social Inclusion and OT Lead (Acute Mental Health)

0300 555 1201 ext 67922


Elizabeth Pascarella

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist (RAABIT)

0300 300 1570 (Option 1)




If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 Option 2