Occupational Therapist Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust job in Preston Borough at Jobs In The NHS

Occupational Therapist Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Company: Jobs in the NHS

Location: Preston UK

Date Posted:Oct 19, 2017

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health Trust providing adult mental health services, substance misuse services, older adult’s mental illness services and psychological therapies to the residents of Blackpool, Blackburn, Lancaster, Morecambe, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Burnley, Chorley and South Ribble, Preston and the West Lancashire towns of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale. The Trust also provides low and medium secure care and forensic services. Lancashire Care NHS Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent mental health and substance misuse services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development. Guild Lodge is an established unit, offering both low and medium security, on the outskirts of Preston. A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for two band 5 occupational therapists to work within the nursing establishment within a clinical ward environment. As you will be working on a nursing shift pattern (not including night shifts), you will have the ideal opportunity to engage service users in meaningful occupation, assess their occupational function within a secure setting and develop and facilitate treatment plans and OT interventions. Within this role, you be involved in a diverse range of roles and responsibilities, some of which are not traditionally OT led (for example undertaking shift co-ordination and managing safety and security on the ward). This will provide an innovative approach to healthcare, enhance service user experience and involvement, as well as provide opportunities for the promotion of the role of OT and implementation of our unique perspective within the ward clinical teams.On site there is a custom built therapeutic resources centre (with a range of facilities including a sports hall and gym), vocational rehabilitation facility and social centre. As a ward based OT you will be able to use these resources within your treatment planning.Guild Lodge is a modern, purpose built unit, with pleasant surroundings and a staff group committed to effective multi-disciplinary collaboration and the delivery of high quality care to a challenging patient group.Preston is a thriving university city, ideally situated for motorway links or access to the beautiful Fylde coast, the Pennines and the Lake District.Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.If you are not invited to interview within 3 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. It is important that applicants log in to the website and check their NHS Jobs account on a regular basis to read and respond to any emails they may have received. If you do not have regular access to email/internet please advise the team of suitable contact details.All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions.This advert closes on Thursday 2 Nov 2017 View full job description
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