Occupational Therapist - Rotation

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Do you want to start or develop your OT career working in mental health? Would you like to know that you have made a difference to people who have a number of challenges to their health and wellbeing? Do you want the opportunity to be part of HPFT who are currently rated as "outstanding" overall by CQC?

Our comprehensive mental health rotation schemes could offer you an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge whether you are seeking your first post or considering a change in specialism.

Also this post attracts a welcome payment of *£6,000 and if you are relocating you could claim up to *£7,500 (*terms and conditions apply)

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed OT to our part-time rotation scheme which runs alongside our longer established full time rotation.The rotation scheme currently provides the opportunity to work in arange of settings within HPFT'sincluding in-patients, community teams and continuing health care. The OT service uses the Model Of Human Occupation across the Trust.Rotations are for a 12 month period to enable the development of a broad range of skills to support your career progression.High quality supervision, Preceptorship year and KSF processes are an integral part of the Rotation Scheme. CPD opportunities include a monthly Band 5 CPD Meeting with tutorials and access to OT in-service training events.NHS hospital accommodation may also be available for staff seeking to relocate to HertfordshireCar driver essential as a majority of the posts are community based, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

367-EAN-5713-E

Job locations

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

AL8 6JE


Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information refer to the additional document: Band 5 OT Rotation Scheme Recruitment Information Pack.Applications should provide clear evidence of meeting the criteria in the Personal Specification

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information refer to the additional document: Band 5 OT Rotation Scheme Recruitment Information Pack.Applications should provide clear evidence of meeting the criteria in the Personal Specification

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • Professional registration as an Occupational Therapist with HCPC.

Desirable

  • Membership of Professional Body e.g. BAOT
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Application of the OT process
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis

Desirable

  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good personal organisation skills.

Desirable

  • Training and presentation skills.

Analytical Skills

Essential

  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Ability to work single-handed with individuals and groups
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA and risk assessment and management
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of practice governance

Diversity

Essential

  • Commitment to service user centred, non-discriminatory practice.

Physical skills

Essential

  • Computer literacy including basic proficiency in using Word, Excel, e-learning packages, Electronic Patient records and Powerpoint.
  • Full driving license with access to car unless you have a disability as defined by the Equalities Act 2010.

Desirable

  • Internet skills.

Physical Effort

Essential

  • Regular car user possibly with considerable amounts of travel.
  • Working alongside service users to support them in undertaking everyday tasks and activities that they have identified in their recovery plan.
  • Required to complete a prevention and management of aggression training course, and annual refresher training
  • Frequent sitting at desk using computer.
Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • Professional registration as an Occupational Therapist with HCPC.

Desirable

  • Membership of Professional Body e.g. BAOT
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Application of the OT process
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis

Desirable

  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good personal organisation skills.

Desirable

  • Training and presentation skills.

Analytical Skills

Essential

  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Ability to work single-handed with individuals and groups
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA and risk assessment and management
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of practice governance

Diversity

Essential

  • Commitment to service user centred, non-discriminatory practice.

Physical skills

Essential

  • Computer literacy including basic proficiency in using Word, Excel, e-learning packages, Electronic Patient records and Powerpoint.
  • Full driving license with access to car unless you have a disability as defined by the Equalities Act 2010.

Desirable

  • Internet skills.

Physical Effort

Essential

  • Regular car user possibly with considerable amounts of travel.
  • Working alongside service users to support them in undertaking everyday tasks and activities that they have identified in their recovery plan.
  • Required to complete a prevention and management of aggression training course, and annual refresher training
  • Frequent sitting at desk using computer.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

AL8 6JE


Employer's website

https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/careers/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

AL8 6JE


Employer's website

https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/careers/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Head Occupational Therapist

Gill Smith

gillian.smith44@nhs.net

07979926126

Date posted

27 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

367-EAN-5713-E

Job locations

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

Across Hertfordshire

AL8 6JE


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