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Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Mental Health Services for Older People's Newark and Sherwood Intensive Home Treatments Team (IHTT) primary purpose is to enable people to live as independently as possible at a time when they are needing urgent and intensive support due to a mental health need. The team values high quality care, uses creativity and flexibility to provide a truly person-centred approach.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

IHTT work with people with a diagnosis of dementia or people aged 65+ with a mental health need, utilising their specialist skills and knowledge of mental and physical health to maximise outcomes for the person. IHTT recognises the importance of people recovering in their own home so work to prevent unnecessary admissions into hospital and residential care settings, and to facilitate a timely return home following an inpatient stay.

The teams provide an urgent response to referrals within 24-48 hours and can support people in the community for up to 8 weeks. The teams work across 7 days a week .

Main duties of the job

People referred to the IHTT can expect that a clinician will see the person at home to assess their needs and to work with them to construct a collaborative care plan that is individually tailored to their specific mental health needs. Over the course of the initial first weeks, the person will receive regular visits from other members of the team as per their care plan, and a weekly review by a clinician to assess the progress and make changes to the plan as required. When ready for discharge, the clinician will look at the person's ongoing needs to identify appropriate support and make any referrals needed to facilitate this. Throughout the time with the team, people can expect to be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.

Some of the duties of this job include:
  • To provide an occupational therapy service for older people with complex mental health needs
  • To carry out occupational therapy assessment, goal setting, implementation of treatment programmes and evaluation.
  • To establish the needs of individuals referred to the service and plan recovery focused care with colleagues from health, social services, families, and the voluntary sector.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is both rewarding and a vital role towards the delivery of treatment to our patients.

We would welcome applications from Occupational Therapists, including those that have retired and wanting to return back to the profession.

We would also encourage those wishing to seek part-time work to apply.

In return, we will offer you a range of benefits for Making A Difference with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including:
  • Up to 33 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Flexible working
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

In addition to the above benefits, The Mental Health Services for Older People Occupational Therapy service offers regular monthly forums on wide range of topics to promote continuous personal development and staff support.

You will also have access to a Band 7 Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist and an Allied Health Professional Lead for specialist advice and support.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered
  • BSc or MSc in Occupational Therapy or equivalent


  • Practice Placement Educator APPLE accredited.

Further Training


  • Evidence of regular relevant CPD activities

Work Experience


  • Experience of working with older people with mental health conditions and/or dementia
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Recent experience of working with older adults with physical conditions
  • Experience of working in a community or primary care team



  • Assessment and OT process skills relevant to clinical area
  • Effective and positive risk management skills
  • Excellent communication skills including IT skills
  • OT skills in relation to longer term and acute mental health
  • Motivate service users
  • Effective use of clinical supervision / appraisal
  • Team working
  • Motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Positive attitude to working with older people


  • Experience of supervising non-registered staff and students

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