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Rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting band 5 opportunity to develop your mental health skills across a range of mental health specialisms within a rotational scheme in services which are committed to using a recovery focussed approach to deliver the very best outcomes for our patients.

The rotations are each a 12 month duration and provide opportunity to develop individual and group work skills across:
  • Mental Health Services for Older People within inpatient and community mental health services
  • Inpatient Low Secure Setting
  • Inpatient High Secure Setting
  • Adult Mental Health within a community setting

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapist will work with in a multi disciplinary team in a collaborative manner with patients and families. They will provide comprehensive assessments and interventions which promote recovery and positive risk taking maintaining occupation at the centre of their practice.
  • Provide an occupational therapy service for a diverse range of people with complex mental health needs who are referred to the service.
  • To carry out occupational therapy ethical and evidence based assessment, goal setting, implementation of individual and group treatment and programs and evaluation.
  • To establish the needs of individuals referred into the service and plan care with colleagues from health, social services, families and the voluntary sector.
  • To represent and promote the role of occupational therapy
  • To actively engage in CPD activities offerred including band 5 peer support group, team in-service training, preceptorship program, specialist rotational competencies, clinical supervision.

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

To provide an occupational therapy service for a diverse patient group and their families.

The occupational therapy service delivers individual assessments, formulation, specific interventions and evaluations maintaining occupation at the centre of practice.

Occupational Therapists will work as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team in collaboration andconsultation with the patient group, their families, support network and/or other agencies/professionals to deliver safe, effective person centred care.

Occupational therapy service provides a quality timely accessible, ethical, person centred servicethrough tailored packages of care in the most appropriate setting under the supervision of a Band 6Occupational Therapist or above.

To provide mentoring, education and supervision to non-registered, junior staff including students.

To contribute to the development, provision, and evaluation of learning programs for the wider MDT.

Role Context:

Registered occupational therapist with HCPC registration.

The post holder will need an understanding of the complex needs and treatment approaches relevant to the individual.

The post holder will work towards the role of practice placement educator for OT students providing practice and work based learning including placement opportunities.

The post holder will work flexibly to meet the needs of the service this may include evening or weekend work.

Key Accountabilities:
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work including the management of the individuals on their caseload.
  • To ensure high standards of clinical care by utilising core occupational therapy skills, professional judgement and evidenced based critical reasoning in decision making
  • Takes responsibility for occupational therapy assessment, formulation, interventions, evaluations, effective discharge planning and safe transfers of care for individuals and groups
  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive, and up to date documentation in line with legal and departmental requirements.
  • Communicates assessment and treatment outcomes to other agencies, referrers, and team members as appropriate in a timely manner.
  • To undertake any other duties that would be a reasonable expectation of the role.

Person Specification



  • BSc/MSc/Dip COT Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration

Physical Requirements


  • Physically able to perform the full range of duties

Contractual Requirement


  • 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



  • Evidence of relevant continual professional development and how the training has been applied to improve practice skills in relevant patient groups


  • OT Practice Field work educator



  • Experience of working with mental health


  • Work experience with adult mental health
  • Work experience with older adult mental health
  • Recovery Focussed Practice

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstration of OT assessment and process skills relevant to mental health
  • Effective Risk Management Skills
  • Effective communication skills with people with mental health difficulties
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Effective use of supervision
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Effective time management strategies
  • Able to work independently and seek guidance where appropriate
  • Creative and willing to try new things


  • Experience of supervising staff

Value and Behaviours


  • Demonstration of trust core values (trust, compassion, honesty, respect, teamwork)
  • Understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity and how it applies to the role

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview 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


The Wells Road Centre

The Wells road centre , Mapperley



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