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Occupational Therapist

Band 5 or 6

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OT Aids and Adaptations
Band 5 or 6
Fixed Term until March 2019
37.5 per week / Flexible
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Centre for Independent Living
£22,128 - £28, 746 & £26,565 - £35.577 per annum
30/05/2018 23:59

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until 1st April 2017), provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. The Trust employs around 4000 staff across our sites and also has a Temporary Bank which offers the flexibility of working shifts around other commitments.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.


Are you an Occupational Therapist with a passion for delivering outstanding care that brings the 6 Cs (care, compassion, commitment, courage, communication and competence) to life? If so, we want to hear from you.

An opportunity has arisen for a committed individual to join our community based Aids and Adaptations Team covering Knowsley. The service is based within the Centre for Independent living in Huyton. We are looking for a Temporary Band 5 or Band 6 Occupational Therapist dependent on experience, to provide assessments for adults and children in the community for equipment and adaptations to increase independence, safety and to assist people to remain in the community.

The role requires excellent problem solving skills and creative thinking to meet the wide ranging needs of the client base. There are increasing numbers of people with long term complex conditions living in the community. These people need a range of adaptations and equipment to allow them to continue to live safely as independently as possible. Previous experience of assessing for and recommending minor and major adaptations alongside experience of using a wide range of equipment from core stock to bespoke equipment is desirable. The team completes complex moving and handling assessments and therefore a good knowledge of moving and handling best practice and equipment is desirable to fulfill this role.

The successful candidate must be able to operate as part of a team and will also be required to work independently in performing comprehensive assessments to deliver a high quality and effective service. Timely decision making and sound, effective clinical reasoning is essential. Suitable applicants will demonstrate the following:-

• Excellent communication skills – verbal, non-verbal and written

• A caring approach to meet the needs of service users and their families

• Use of initiative, flexibility and adaptability

•Creative thinking and problem solving skills

• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

• An understanding of moving and handling equipment and techniques We are committed to the delivery of outstanding care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate both our Trust values and our culture of compassionate care.

Our service offers

• Comprehensive in-service training scheme

• Excellent support, clinical supervision and appraisal

• Dedicated professional development time

• Working as part of supportive and caring team

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.


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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

Please contact Charlie Thompson (OT Team Lead) on 0151 244 4097 for any queries regarding the role.

If you have problems applying, contact

01925 664856

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