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Rotational Occupational Therapist - Mental Health

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Additional £7,000 per annum (pro rata for part time) at Rampton
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our rotational scheme across the Trust. This is a band 5 post which rotates annually between High secure forensic at Rampton Hospital, Acute Mental Health Inpatient Team, Low secure community forensic, Older Adult Inpatient Team, and community / local mental health teams. The trust is committed to using a recovery focused approach to care.

The band 5 rotation is ever growing across the trust. The rotation gives you the opportunity to gain a grounding in a variety of mental health settings and be part of dynamic teams which can provide you with opportunities to increase your knowledge and skills as an Occupational Therapist. You will be supported though out by other Occupational Therapists who are currently on the rotation and also the Occupational Therapy leads in the areas which provide the band 5 rotation opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to a high quality Occupational Therapy service by carrying out assessment, goal setting, identifying occupational based interventions, implementing treatment programmes and evaluation in conjunction with other members of the Multi- Disciplinary Team (MDT) under the supervision of a Senior Occupational Therapist. To support patients/ service users to improve or maintain their level of function and quality of life and plan future care in an appropriate setting. To be responsible with the MDT for planning treatment pathways, a safe discharge / progression to next stage, including possible home visit assessment or future placement as required. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team use his/her clinical expertise to participate in the preparation, implementation and review of plans to aid recovery. To complete risk management plans in for complex and challenging situations in variety of environments from the community, inpatient wards and high and low security.

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

This role requires the individual to be able to assess patients / service users needs, identify effective OT plans and implement these. In order to do this the post holder will need an understanding of the complex needs and treatment approaches relevant the patient / service user group. The post holder will need to communicate effectively with a wide range of multi-disciplinary colleagues and agencies.

Be a member of the Occupational Therapy service in the Trust. The person is required to rotate into different posts within the scheme on a 12 monthly basis, relating to a range of staff from statutory and non-statutory organisations.

As a registered practitioner you will be professionally and legally accountable under the HCPC code of professional practice.

Person specification

BSc or MSc Occupational Therapy

HCPC Registration Experience of working in mental health

Assessment and OT process skills

Effective risk management skills

Excellent communication skills

OT skills in relation to longer term and acute mental health

Motivate service users

Use of clinical supervision

Team working

Time management skills

Flexible able to work across multiple areas

Client centred/ non- judgmental

Able to work independently, knows own limits.

Creative and willing learn and try new things.

Show respect, recognising peoples differences

A driving licence is required for this post, however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the equality act 2010

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration

Knowledge / Aptitu de / Skills


  • oAssessment and OT process skills relevant to clinical area
  • oEffective risk management skills
  • oExcellent communication skills OT skills in relation to longer term and acute mental health
  • oSkilled in motivating others
  • oSkilled in use of clinical supervision
  • oTeam working
  • oTime management and flexibility -able to work across multiple areas.
  • oPerson centred and non- judgmental approach.
  • oAble to work independently, knows own limits and will seek guidance where appropriate.
  • oCreative and willing learn and try new things


  • oExperience of supervising staff

Physical requirements


  • has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties
  • Able to undertake and complete annual training in physical interventions, i.e. PMVA, PSPT and Hospital Life Support.



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


  • oOT Practice Field work educator

values and Behaviours


  • Able to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • Able 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.

Contractual requirments


  • oA driving license is required for this post, however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the equality act 2010



  • Experience of working in Mental Health


  • oWork experience in acute mental health
  • oWorking experience in older adults' mental health
  • oRecovery focused practice

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Rampton Hospital



DN22 0PD

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