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Advanced Practitioner - Occupational Therapist

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Advanced Occupational Therapist within the Norfolk Community Eating Disorder Service will provide inspirational specialist practice leadership within the team. Including conducting specialist assessments, providing advice and guidance within the team and outside of the service and ensure the implementation of psychological therapies and evidenced based interventions to service users, families and carers.

Working will be across the service in new pathways including new Intensive Community Support, Support and Stability, Early Intervention and ARFID. We are also looking to introduce sensory integration modules into treatment skills modules.

This post is central to the delivery of clinically based therapeutic intervention, support, education, and training working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will develop and embed evidence based clinical practice within the team.

Main duties of the job

The Advanced Occupational Therapist is a clinical specialist in adult mental health and is knowledgeable and skilled in working with groups and teams.The post holder will promote an effective ethos across the service and work closely with the leadership team to support and implement changes to practice and contribute to ongoing service development.

The post holder will liaise with other organisations and professionals, promoting communication and good practice, contributing to outcome measures and auditing, and provide supervision to other staff in the team.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To ensure that a therapeutic milieu is maintained by supporting the clinical team and the therapeutic structure
  • To take a lead role in ensuring that a high standard of multi-disciplinary care planning is in place and to be accountable for the clinical contribution to the process. To ensure that the clinical team provide accurate and high-quality patient records
  • To maintain personal and professional development by providing direct clinical work to individuals and their families with appropriate evidence-based intervention e.g. CBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, providing groups and activities in line with the recovery model
  • To participate in research and audit in the clinical field
  • To encourage and develop service user and carer involvement
  • To support the Directorate with the investigation process and learning lessons from serious incidents and complaints
  • To undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required by the Service manager

  • Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications


    • Degree and extensive clinical experience.
    • Professional qualifications in Occupational Therapy eg BSc OT
    • Completion of Mentorship/Coaching Course or intention to complete.
    • Evidence of postgraduate training relevant to the ongoing development of an experienced clinician


    • Sensory Integration Practitioner Qualification.
    • Qualification in evidence based psychological therapy relevant to eating disorders
    • Leadership qualification



    • Ability to travel across sites.
    • Able to use IT equipment



    • Experience of working alongside people with complex eating disorders
    • Experience of supervising staff, clinically
    • Extensive experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care pathway
    • Extensive experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
    • Extensive experience of working within the CPA process
    • Extensive understanding of clinical governance


    • Experience of leading clinical staff or teams in practice improvement

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Advanced Clinical Skills in the planning and delivery of evidence based interventions
    • Advanced clinical skills in completing specialist assessments
    • Provision of specialist clinical advice in relation to care delivery
    • Excellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others, (individuals and groups
    • Able to establish and maintain communication with individuals families, carers and groups about difficult or complex matters
    • Develop own skills and knowledge and impart information to others to facilitate their development
    • Skills in influencing, empowering, behaviours of others
    • The ability to multitask and mental adaptation to different unpredictable situations
    • Advanced specialist knowledge of clinical assessment, intervention and practice models relevant to the client group
    • Knowledge of NICE guidance and other National guidance relevant to delivery of care and safe clinical practice
    • Knowledge of Mental Health Act


    • Ability to use manual handling techniques

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


    21 Meridian Way

    Meridian Business park


    NR7 0TA

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