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County Dementia Outreach Service Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an Occupational Therapist passionate about promoting the mental wellbeing of care home residents living with dementia? The County Dementia Outreach Service aims to improve the quality of care for individuals with dementia living in care homes. We are looking for a permanent, motivated Band 6 OT to join our experienced team of Clinicians supporting care home residents in the Mansfield & Ashfield locality working 2 days a week.

Main duties of the job

County Dementia Outreach Service Occupational Therapist

Community Mental Health Team for Older People.


Band 6

15 hours/2 days per week

We operate within a virtual team model with clinicians being based withincommunity mental health teams. We utilise dementia friendly, non- pharmacological, person-centred care approaches working collaboratively with our residents, their loved ones and care home staff to enhance wellbeing. Our remit is to reduce distress and behaviours of concern. We aim to reduce inappropriate admissions to hospital and maintain appropriate care placements.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You must be a registered Occupational Therapist, be registered with HCPC and must have experience and knowledge of working with those living with dementia in a health or social care setting. You should have sound understanding of the relationship between physical health and its impact on mental health. You'll have excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act including DoLS. Thorough risk assessment skills and excellent communication skills are imperative to the role as is the confidence to challenge and raise quality concerns if required. We would welcome applications from experienced Occupational Therapists, including those that have retired and wanting to return back to the profession. In return, we will offer you a range of benefits for Making A Difference with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including:Up to 33 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)Flexible workingGenerous NHS pension schemeEnhanced maternity and sick payComprehensive induction and trainingCommitment to career developmentWide range of training and development opportunitiesWorking in a supportive environmentRetail discountsRegular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

In addition to the above benefits, The Mental Health Services for Older People Occupational Therapy service offers regular monthly forums on wide range of topics to promote continuous personal development and staff support. You will also have access to a Band 7 Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist and an Allied Health Professional Lead for specialist advice and support. 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.If this sounds like the job for you then we would welcome an informal chat or insight visit.

Person Specification



  • BSc/Diploma in OT
  • HCPC registration


  • Practice Placement Educator



  • Good written, verbal and IT skills
  • Ability to undertake specialist OT assessments and assess complex risks with people with mental health conditions and cognitive impairment.
  • Understanding of the diverse needs of older adults
  • Effective time management and organisational skills and ability to work under pressure.


  • Clinical Supervision Skills
  • Ability to undertake initial mental health assessments and experience of care coordination
  • Ability to develop skills in others, including informal teaching skills



  • Experience of working with older people with mental health conditions and dementia as an occupational therapist
  • Experience working at band 5 or 6 level in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of effective, adaptable communication with patients, carers and other agencies


  • Experience of working in a community or primary care team

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mansfield & Ashfield CMHT

Heather House, Portland Street

Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

NG17 7AG

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