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Lead Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
363-NEW5627
Site
NEW AMH Home Treatment Team
Town
London
Salary
£42,313 to £48,515 pa inc HCA
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
23/09/2019

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Through additional investment, Newham's Assessment and Crisis Pathway has been redesigned to meet the requirements of the NHS Five Year Forward View and NHS Long Term Plan. A Single Point of Entry Crisis Hub will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing a responsive and comprehensive crisis assessment service for the people of Newham.

Because of the nature of the role we will be seeking to recruit an experienced, innovative and independent practitioner from an Occupational Therapy background, to rotate between the Home Treatment Team and the Crisis Hub to work with some of the most distressed and disenfranchised service users at their time of greatest need. You will need to be skilled in assessment, communication and time management and have a high degree of empathy whilst still maintaining professional boundaries. You will be decisive and confident in your clinical abilities to take crisis calls and provide prompt and efficient crisis assessments. You will also provide specialist OT input to a team of nurses, social workers and other professionals.

As previously stated the service will be running 7 days a week over a 24 hour period so flexibility to work all shifts will be essential. In return we will provide comprehensive support by way of supervision and reflective practice and will look to develop your skills in whatever way we can including a programme of professional development.

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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

Edward Lander 0203 288 5080 / edward.lander@nhs.net