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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy In Patient Team based at Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland.

The successful candidate will work within experienced and highly motivated Occupational Therapy and multi-disciplinary teams, providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessments of and treatment interventions for older adults with both functional and organic conditions potentially across the three wards.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to have post-graduate experience of working within a mental health setting, specifically Old Age Psychiatry. They will need to feel confident and comfortable working autonomously without direct supervision and have the skills to supervise, guide and support others e.g. Band 5 Occupational Therapist and activity facilitators. Applications are invited from candidates who possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We as a service value enthusiasm, passion, creativity and the ability to motivate self and others. We are committed to supporting personal development and provide robust supervision, support and governance structure. The successful candidate will benefit from encouragement to continue to develop their own specialist knowledge and competence. Their development will be guided using clinical supervision with the Lead Occupational Therapist, team/peer support and training opportunities, using the Trust's appraisal process.

Provide specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment interventions for older adults with functional and organic conditions.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details are in job description overleaf. Please see this for full details.

To be responsible for the assessment and management of a caseload of service users who present with a variety of complex occupational therapy needs, diverse presentations and a range of mental health, physical health, neurological conditions and cognitive and /or learning disabilities.

To deliver evidence based occupational therapy interventions.

To provide clinical supervision and leadership to staff as delegated by Lead Occupational Therapist.

Advertising date : 14th September 2023

Closing date : 28th September 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • Professional registration
  • Evidence of relevant post registration experience


  • Experience of leadership position
  • Experience of autonomous working



  • Experience of working within mental health


  • Experience of working with older adults



  • Experience of collaborative MDT working

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Monkwearmouth Hospital

Newcastle Road



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