Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about working with older adults in a rehabilitation setting with a range of physical and mental health needs?

Are you able to work holistically in a patient-centred environment?

We are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist to join our therapy team on the wards at Ruddington Manor Care Home. The focus of both units is to maximise and enable independence of the individual and the nature of work is fast paced

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.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Occupational Therapist is:
  • To hold a patient caseload to facilitate effective rehabilitation and timely discharges of potentially complex patients with support of the Senior therapists.
  • To manage your caseload effectively and to contribute to the MDT management of the patients.
  • To delegate appropriate caseloads to Assistant Practitioners and tasks to support staff.
  • To provide support and clinical supervision to support staff.
  • To take Occupational Therapy students once relevant training has been completed.
  • To take a lead on a delegate Link Role such as Falls Management, Tissue Viability or Palliative care. This will involve attending training sessions and feeding back to the team as needed.

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!#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a well-established therapy team and work closely with the wider system including the Community Therapy teams, to ensure effective transitions through the system.

You will need to be motivated, resourceful and committed to providing excellent interventions to older people. A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Applications are also welcome from those out of clinical practice who would like to return to the profession through the Return to Practice Program. Please contact Amy Freeman or look on the HCPC website for further details if you are interested in this option.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Aptitudes


  • Professional Codes of Conduct
  • Ability to adapt theory to practice
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate treatment
  • Knowledge of risk assessment
  • Awareness of diversity
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to self manage
  • Ability to participate as a team member
  • Meets requirements of CPD
  • Understands when to seek advice
  • Flexible
  • IT literacy


  • Knowledge of principles of group work Pathology of ageing
  • Evidence based practice Knowledge of equipment/adaptions, assessment and provision



  • Experience working with older people
  • Experience of rehabilitation


  • Varied rotational expereince
  • Experience in MDT working
  • Experience of In-Patient and Elderly rehabilitation



  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered

Physical Requirements


  • All appointments are subject to satisfactory medical clearance and the ability to cope with the demands of the role

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

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


Ruddington Manor Care Centre

West Bridgford


NG11 7HL

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