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Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time) + High Secure Allowance £4,012
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you passionate about working in a High Secure Forensic setting?

We are recruiting Occupational Therapists to join our team in the Therapies and Education Service.

Applications from Newly Qualified and Return to Practice are encouraged.

Rampton Hospital is one of three high secure hospitals in the country providing a range of highly specialised services to patients who experience a mental health problem, personality disorder or learning disability combined with a history of offending behaviour.

The hospital is host to a number of national high secure services including the services for women, learning disability and deaf patients.

We provide a range of treatment pathways for patients with complex needs including psychological, occupational and educational approaches to support their recovery.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit Occupational Therapists to join our Therapies and Education Service and work with our fantastic multi-disciplinary teams within the hospital day care unit to provide assessment, risk management, care & treatment to aid recovery and further the patient journey.

The Therapies and Education Service consists of an established and dedicated team of Allied Health Professionals, Technical Instructors, Speech & Language Therapists, Nursing Staff, Education Tutors and Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Staff, working together to provide a comprehensive range of interventions to meet the therapeutic needs of patients.

These include skills-based groups including creative, social, practical and vocational activities.

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

Deliver a patient needs led occupational therapy programme using a range of assessments, treatment approaches and evaluation based on best available evidence, to a specific patient group.

Be actively involved in the clinical risk assessment and development of risk management plans for patients and adhere to these.

Effectively manage a nominated caseload under supervision.

Adhere to professional and locally agreed standards.

Successfully time manage and prioritise areas of responsibility.

Be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team providing clinical reports as necessary and actively contributing to the Care Programme Approach (CPA) process.

Be actively involved in clinical governance and quality assurance activities as required.

To undertake any other duties that would be a reasonable expectation of the role e.g. session cover.

Please see the attached document detailing the job description in full.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council Registration



  • Experience in occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, delivery and evaluation in a mental health setting
  • Experience of planning and running a variety of individual and group interventions
  • Experience of effective team working.
  • Experience of maintaining written records, databases and producing reports.
  • Experience of liaison with other agencies, services and professional colleagues



  • Ability to motivate patients.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise own workload.
  • Good communication, negotiation and liaison skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to function effectively within a multi-professional team and develop cohesive working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain clear professional boundaries when working with a challenging patient group



  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, other relevant legislation and current mental health issues
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Able to demonstrate a knowledge of risk and risk assessment

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