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Senior Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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 role is as a Senior Occupational Therapist working in the Broxtowe and Hucknall Locality Mental health Team. The LMHT's provide community services for those aged 18-65 with a range of significant mental health issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, severe anxiety and personality disorders. We aim to provide the best quality care and treatment for patients who are experiencing significant mental illness by having a collaborative approach and recovery focus, as well as having patients and carers at the centre of what we provide.

The LMHT prides itself on a strong culture of multi-disciplinary team working, including mental health nurses, nurse associates, peer support workers, psychiatrists, community support workers, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapy assistants, administrative staff, managers, and early career apprentices. The successful candidate would be a strong advocate for OT within the team, as well as providing occupation-focussed person-centred interventions within the LMHT team.

Main duties of the job

- Conducting specialist OT assessments, planning interventions, and organising OT care.- Monitoring OT inventions and supervising junior staff, including OT assistants- Manage and prioritise a defined caseload of OT clients- Delivering recovery-based interventions for clients with complex mental health needs- Contributing to the MDT, RAM meetings and patient care across the team- Using OT skills generically such as being on duty, participating in team initial assessments and screening referrals to the LMHT- Actively work to continually develop the service in a client-centred and evidence-based context- Follow the professional standards for occupational therapy practice, conduct and ethics

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

- To maintain an individual caseload being responsible for assessment, evidenced based interventions / treatment and evaluation.- Understanding of service users needs relating to active rehabilitation and impact on functional ability.- To evaluate interventions and ensure effective outcomes.- To prioritise caseload allocation and to ensure appropriate service delivery.- To utilise core specialist OT skills within adult mental health care.- To work across health and social care boundaries.- Implement and co-ordinate a range of group work and individual work.- To use expertise to deliver therapeutic interventions to service users with complex needs.- To carry out effective discharge planning.- To work with service users / carers with diverse needs.

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Maintains current HCPC registration
  • Specialist knowledge / post registration experience in a mental health setting


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting in the community

Aptitudes / Skills


  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Caseload management skills
  • Ability to undertake specialist OT assessments and interventions based on current evidence base and service user need for this client group
  • Quality and Audit
  • Effective risk management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate clients and staff
  • Use and provision of clinical supervision
  • Ability to lead and support colleagues
  • Good IT skills


  • Experience of supervising and leading staff

Dispositional Attributes


  • Flexible and approachable
  • Client centred/non-judgemental
  • Able to work independently, knows own limits
  • Maintains positive attitude
  • Creative and willing to learn and try new things
  • Able to provide stability and continuity

Contractual Requirements


  • A driving licence is required for this post, however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the equality act 2010

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Broxtowe & Hucknall LMHT

38 Wollaton Road, Beeston



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