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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

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Mental Health Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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St Clements Hospital Site
£22,128 - £28,746 gross per annum
30/05/2018 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Do you have a true passion for co-ordinating and delivering person-centred Occupational Therapy within a rehabilitation mental health setting?

Would you value the opportunity to work holistically with service users, empowering them to achieve their occupational goals?

Do you have the skills to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team?

Are you a role model for clinical practice and are able to support others?

If you have said yes to each of these questions then we may have the ideal Occupational Therapy role for you, read on …

We, the team at Suffolk Rehabilitation and Recovery service, Ipswich, are looking for someone to join us. As well as your key qualification and registration we are looking for you to have the accredited ability to complete comprehensive OT assessments.  Experience in working in mental health and as part of an effective multi-disciplinary team will also be essential.

From working closely with patients, carers and staff you will have well developed communication skills, the ability to work in group settings and a proven ability manage your own caseload, priorities and timescales. Being a practiced reflective practitioner, you will support colleagues and students to develop their strengths and maintain their learning and CPD.

We can offer you in return an opportunity to work with a diverse group of service users, a supportive team of dedicated staff operating in the only mental health rehabilitation ward within Suffolk. We are able to offer newly qualified staff a preceptorship package, access to the newly registered academy as well as support from a Senior Occupational Therapist. We are proud of our involvement in the Triangle of Care initiative and have close links with service user and carer representatives, involving them on developing information leaflets, patient community meetings and interviewing prospective staff.  We offer a Trust wide OT peer support group and utilise the MOHO model of practice.

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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

If this post interests you and you would like further information, or a visit to the ward, please contact Martyn Kemp on 0147322270.

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137