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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Specialist Occupational Therapist who wishes to join. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care.

The post holder will be based within the Memory Service and work alongside another Specialist Occupational Therapist, Community Psychiatric Nurses, ANP, Consultant Psychiatrists, Admiral Nurses, Associate Practitioners and an administrative support team to provide a multi-disciplinary service for people with dementia, their families and/or their carers.

Clinical activities can take place in different settings including patient own homes, hospital, nursing and residential care homes and community settings.

Main duties of the job

Main duties are to provide a community based Occupational Therapy service for adults with dementia as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Excellence. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Occupational Therapist
  • Professional knowledge of current theory and practice in relation to occupational therapy and dementia
  • Experience of supervising students
  • Proven ability in assessment interpreting treatment and evaluation



  • Mental health work experience in working with people with cognitive disorders
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience in managing case load
  • Can demonstrate ability to assess develop and implement therapy programs for patients
  • Manage available resources to meet clinical demand
  • Experience of audit and implementing evidenced based practice

Additional Criteria


  • Current clean driving licence
  • Car owner with business usage insurance
  • Keyboard IT skills
  • Proven post graduate skills development
  • Computer literate
  • To demonstrate a professional and empathetic approach to distressed people
  • To participate in service development
  • To prioritise workload
  • To inspire confidence in others
  • To be motivated and flexible

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road


Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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