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Occupational Therapist CRT

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,918 Per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join a growing team and be part of transforming services for those who have mental health rehabilitation needs? Having the opportunity to be of the development of the new service from the very beginning? If you are a senior mental health clinician with experience of working with people with serious mental health needs and keeps service users and their loved ones at the heart of everything they do.

As a result of the extra investment that is coming into Mental health services as part of the NHS Long term Plan, we are excited to be able to expand and transform what we offer to this service user group and their families. You will work as part of a community rehab team, part of the wider rehab pathway offering intervetions that are in line with National guidance.

Thepost holder is identified as having specialist knowledge in the mental health needs of adults and their families with specific focus and remit to deliver significant improvements in services for patients that have long term mental health conditions and rehabilitation needs.

The community rehab clinical model consists of:

Three areas of intervention including 'transition' intervention, where the team facilitates a service users move from inpatient to the community the 'hub', providing bespoke consultation, supervision, training and advise and the 'spoke', where the team provide intensive, time-limited interventions in conjunction with the service users primary team.

Main duties of the job

Role Purpose:

To provide the Community Rehabilitation Team (CRT) with the defined level of expertise as a registered Occupational Therapist in a dedicated role within the CRT.

This includes to effectively plan and implement a high-quality occupational therapy service with people suffering from serious or complex mental health illness referred to the CRT. The post holder will work autonomously and ensure each service user is assessed in relation to their occupational functioning and will work with the individual to identify their plans to maximise independence in relation to daily living.

To provide a lead role as an occupational therapist when working with colleagues within the community rehabilitation team. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team to use their clinical expertise to participate in the preparation, implementation, and review of plans to aid recovery. This will involve liaison with a range of agencies and services as appropriate to service user's needs.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

The post holder will provide support/consultancy to the CRT and other appropriate statutory/non statutory agencies in relation to professional occupational interventions.

Professional and clinical supervision will be provided by the identified OT Professional Lead. The post holder will link into the wider OT network within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and will work co-operatively with colleagues to ensure high quality service provision. There will be continual professional development opportunities available. They will undertake the role of Practice Field Work Educator for occupational therapy students providing student placements in accordance with local agreements and standards. It may also need to support students from other disciplines.

This role is going to be a county wide basis service. You will be allocated a working base where you can travel from. Highbury hospital base can be negotiated with you through agile working.

Person Specification



  • BSc or MSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Specialist knowledge/post registration and experience of working in a mental health setting


  • Demonstrates continued professional development to maintain registration



  • OT Practice Field Work Educator
  • Willingness to undertake clinical practice, education, and training to enhance service delivery.


  • Relevant training to post



  • Experience of working in mental health


  • Work experience in acute mental health
  • Working experience in older adults' mental health
  • Recovery focused practice

Knowledge and Skills


  • Assessment and OT process skills
  • Effective risk management skills
  • Excellent communication skills OT skills in relation to longer term and acute mental health
  • Skilled in motivating others
  • Skilled in use of clinical supervision
  • Team working
  • Time management and flexibility skills -able to work across multiple areas
  • Client centered/ non- judgmental.
  • Able to work independently, knows own limits.
  • Creative and willing learn and try new things
  • Shows respect, recognising peoples' differences
  • Understanding of the CHIME model within the recovery model.


  • Experience of supervising staff

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Highbury Hospital

Highbury Road



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