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Senior Occupational Therapist - Specialist Palliative Care

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part 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.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare are delighted to bring to advert a position for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our specialist palliative care service.

Bassetlaw Hospice provides specialist palliative care to the population of Bassetlaw and North Notts through inpatient, outpatient and day services. Working along side a physiotherapist and assistant practitioner this role will provide day to day therapy support to our inpatients as well as supporting the development of our day services.

With recent introduction of a Lead Consultant and expansion of services this is a fantastic opportunity to join our specialist service at a time of real development. If you want to be part of a passionate and innovative service, then this is the opportunity you may have been looking for.

Main duties of the job

As the only occupational therapist in the immediate service you will work autonomously as well as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team. You will deliver specialist assessment of patients with highly complex functional needs who access our services as inpatients, outpatients and day attendees. You will also provide assessment and equipment support and advice to the wider hospice team and community colleagues.

liaising closely with health and social care colleagues to coordinate services, promote recovery from illness and enable health, wellbeing and self-care. You will be visiting patients within their own homes using a goal-orientated focus, to maximise patient's independence, safety and quality of life.

The post will involve cross site working and community visits. 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.

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

You will manage your own caseload in the community. As part of the Community Therapy Team you will work closely with the rest of the MDT to provide the best possible outcomes for our service users in the locality.

You will have a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered. You should possess excellent interpersonal and time management skills, be a good communicator and able to prioritise and work well as a member of a team. An induction period and supernumerary support will be given. You will need to have current UK experience of working in the NHS at Band 5 level and a full UK driving licence.

Person Specification



  • BSc/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Relevant courses in Palliative Care

Previous Experience


  • Proven post qualification experience with some at a more senior level
  • Recent experience in palliative care
  • Supervisory skills
  • Experience of audit.


  • experience in a variety of acute and community settings



  • Evidence based practice
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate rehabilitative treatment
  • Knowledge of local & National priorities
  • Treatment of complex conditions
  • Leadership skills
  • Self motivated and able to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Bassetlaw Hospice

North Road


DN22 7XF

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