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Senior Occupational Therapist - Dementia Rapid Response Team

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a really exciting time to join Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as an Occupational Therapist.

The Chesterfield Dementia Rapid Response Team is looking for an enthusiastic, Band 6, Senior Occupational Therapist to join their friendly and supportive team, based at Scarsdale Hospital.

Ideally you will have recent and relevant experience of working with older adults with organic illness, preferably in a community setting.

The service focuses on providing support within people's own homes, working collaboratively with the service user, their family and other community services in order to avoid hospital admission.

The service covers Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.

The service operates 365 days a year, 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm, weekends and bank holidays.

Shift patterns are 8am to 4pm and 12pm to 8pm. Long days will be considered if requested by the successful candidate.

If you would like to visit our team or discuss this job opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Main duties of the job

As an Occupational Therapist in the team, you will support patients who would benefit from occupational therapy intervention.
  • You will play a key role in delivering holistic, person-centred assessments and therapeutic interventions.
  • This will include offering clinical advice on the assessment and intervention of clients' occupational and functional needs.
  • Within the DRRT, Occupational Therapists are core to the team in providing non-pharmacological interventions, as part of the multi-disciplinary meeting.
  • Our therapy team currently consists of 1 band 6 OT and an Occupational Therapy Assistant (in addition to this post)
  • You will embrace the delivery of best practice guidelines for Dementia and Occupational Therapy.
  • You will need to be a dynamic clinician with good interpersonal skills to enable engagement of service users and their families or carers.
  • You will be able to make complex decisions, lead a shift, cover duty, formulate detailed assessments and person-centred care plans to assist in the prevention of hospital admissions.
  • Supporting students during their placement.
  • You must have a full, valid UK driving license and the means to travel around the community.
  • Professional development, learning, supervision, wider support and training is provided.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Occupational Therapist


  • Mentorship qualification

Experience and Skills


  • Recent and relevant post-graduation experience
  • Recent and relevant experience of working with mental health
  • Full and valid UK driving licence / must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post


  • Community experience
  • Experience of covering duty role

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Scarsdale Hospital

Newbold Road


S41 7PF

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