Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
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Network: Community Wellbeing
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Band: Band 5
Salary: £24,097 - £30,615
Summary of role: Permanent
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust's Community Wellbeing Network to work as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist within the Community Therapy Team. The team includes Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working closely with the multidisciplinary team to prevent avoidable hospital admission and deterioration in a patients physical functioning and wellbeing.
You will improve experience for patients and their families in relation to the discharge process; promote continuity of care from the acute into the community setting. Supporting patients following falls and providing support for our Rapid Assessment service.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our service. The role would involve assessing patients within intermediate care settings and within the community in patients own homes. The service will operate 365 days a year, 8.00am - 8.00pm.
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills and who have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
The Trust works closely with the Acute therapy services and there may be a requirement to assess and treat patients within either a ward or community setting dependant on service demands.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and the successful applicant will be required to pay for their DBS check
Informal contact details:
Charlotte Ellison/ James Beaumont - Operational Team Leader - 01772 643106
Please note that further communication from Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LSC FT to contact them.
Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.
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You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We actively challenge discrimination and welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially those with experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Our goal is for the Trust to be truly representative of the communities we serve so we are particularly keen to receive applications from people in under-represented groups. The organisation is proud to be listed as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and our HR department holds the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark. If there is anything you'd like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.