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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Acute Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Fermoy Unit
Kings Lynn, West Norfolk
£23,023 - £29,608 gross per annum
25/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

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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Are you looking for a change? A new challenge? Do you have an Occupational Therapy background? Then come and join our team!

We’re looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our team, we’re an acute mental health service based in West Norfolk. It’s a great time to join us, because in 2019 we are moving to a brand new facility just a few miles from our current site in Kings Lynn.

Our service is really busy and challenging but rewarding; you’ll be given the opportunity to work across Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment and an Acute Ward. 

Your main focus will be developing and delivering an Occupational Therapy and activities programme for our 16 bed acute admissions ward, supported by the Technical Instructors and an Assistant Psychologist. This also includes opportunities for those attending for day treatment as part of their care plan, and specific Occupational Therapy assessments.

You’ll be working as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team, including Nurses, Technical Instructors, Psychologists, Support Workers and Psychiatrists.

We would love you to become a member of our dedicated and passionate acute inpatient team.    

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Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Proposed interview date is 12th December 18 (please note this is subject to change)

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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

Liam Ashby- Ward Manager on 07917 172955

Vanessa Wragg- Deputy Service Manager on 07789 693045

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137