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Senior Occupational Therapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic, confident and motivated Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills with the ability to assess and lead on clinical decision making?

Looking at a change of direction or for more experience in community care?

If so we would really like to hear from you.

This is an exciting role, working in a fast paced working environment within a well-established, multi-disciplinary team.As a service we are looking for individuals who are genuinely warm and engaging and focussed on client / customer satisfaction.

We are looking for a full time Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our team.

Main duties of the job

As an Occupational Therapist in the team, you will support patients who would benefit from occupational therapy intervention.
  • You will play a key role in delivering holistic, person-centred assessments and therapeutic interventions.
  • You will have a knowledge of the CMHF
  • This will include offering clinical advice on the assessment and intervention of clients' occupational and functional needs.
  • You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will embrace the delivery of best practice guidelines for Mental Health and Occupational Therapy.
  • You will need to be a dynamic clinician with good interpersonal skills to enable engagement of service users and their families or carers.
  • You will be able to make complex decisions, formulate detailed assessments and person-centred care plans to assist treatment during inpatient admissions.
  • Supporting students during their placement.
  • Supervision of junior staff including Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
  • Professional development, learning, supervision, wider support and training is provided.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • Previous and relevant post-registration experience



  • Qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Current registration with the relevant professional body, eg NMC, HCPC, Social Work England



  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post.



  • Experience of working within a WAA crisis and home treatment team


  • Experience of working in Adult Assessment services

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Dales Adult CMHT

27-29 Causeway Lane



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