Occupational Therapist

Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist with ambitions to develop your career?

Have you used the Model of Human Occupation?

Are you interested in Holistic approaches within the Mental Health Sector?

Here at Woodlands we are looking for a full-time Occupation Therapist who is passionate and enthusiastic about occupational therapy and mental health with an interest in quality improvement. An opportunity has arisen on Avocet Ward - 21 bedded, female adult acute inpatient ward situated within the Woodlands Unit.

We are on our journey of improvement and think that this is an exiting opportunity to come and support us in delivering the best possible care for those using our service.

Woodlands is situated on the grounds of Ipswich hospital. Ipswich is the perfect commuter town with an excellent train service on the Norwich to London line. The town has a real city feel with a beautiful Quay filled with Bars and restaurants. We are offering a relocation package for anyone moving to this location, so if you always wanted to live near to the coast for those sunny days on sandy beaches, yet be a commuter distance from the Capital while doing the job you love - then this is the ideal role for you!

You will need to be enthusiastic and conscientious and do everything you can to provide patient centred care. You will be able to meet deadlines to ensure that people get what they need when they need it. You will be compassionate, empathetic and sensitive in your approach to people who may be distressed or have a challenging manner. If you have the right values for our organisation we will support you with a programme of training and development.

For newly qualified staff we offer support through preceptorship, practice educators to work alongside clinical staff and our organisational AHP lead is developing support and networking opportunities for AHP's across the Trust.

NSFT offer developmental opportunities for our staff, with the ability to work across the acute sector gaining experience from a PICU setting to that of later life. We are committed to utilising previous skills and experience, whilst ensuring that staff gain the acute sector experience to work across any of our departments.

Our primary focus is on collaborative working; placing great emphasis on the assessment/recovery model. Many aspects relating to service user recovery is reflected within the assessment tools the patients and staff use and the philosophy that underpins patient centred care.

Here is what our Service Users are looking for:

"A Person willing to help, have people skills, be able to talk and help with recovery. To be able to introduce themselves each day and spend time each day with care".


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSue RoseJob titleSenior OTEmail addresssusan.rose@nsft.nhs.ukTelephone numberAdditional contact information

Sue Rose - Band 6 OT - Avocet Ward / susan.rose@nsft.nhs.uk

Reference: 40882916

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