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Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a substantive 2 day a week OT Clinical Specialist to work alongside our established job share who does 3 days a week. The OT Clinical Specialist works across our Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) inpatients and community teams supporting our OTs and Team Leaders, working on profession specific projects and as supporting/influencing future service developments. Base is flexible. There will be some requirement to travel between sites.

Main duties of the job

To work collaboratively with colleagues in MHSOP to provide assurance that evidence based occupational therapy is provided for our service users. The role requires an experienced, senior clinician with proven clinical and leadership skills.

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 vital to both to support our Occupational Therapists and to lead on profession specific developments within our services. Please see attached JD and PS.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Relevant Masters level qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Current HCPC registration


  • Member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Member of relevant special interest group
  • Formal accreditation for students - L'APPLE

Further training


  • Evidence of CPD to include recent clinical course(s) relevant to mental health


  • Leadership/management training/qualification/experience

Work experience


  • Significant clinical experience in working with older people with mental health issues and dementia
  • A working knowledge of a range of assessments and interventions used with older people and their evidence base
  • Experience of teaching/delivering training/presentations
  • Experience of providing specialist advice


  • Experience of performance management & undertaking investigations
  • Experience of audit & research
  • Experience of partnership working with relation to service development and modernisation
  • Project management experience



  • Ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive or contentious information to a range of stakeholders, ensuring application and implementation of information
  • Ability to manage conflict and negotiate resolution
  • Understanding of appropriate national and local drivers affecting OT within Mental Health Services for Older People
  • Clinical Supervision, induction and preceptorship, coaching & mentoring skills


  • An understanding and awareness of Clinical Governance issues

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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