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Community Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about working with adults with complex needs in the community?

Community rehabilitation in a physical healthcare setting is on the cutting edge of current healthcare provision. Discharge to assess and urgent care reablement models require patients with complex needs to be assessed at home to optimise function. Health promotion and prevention of or managing disease progression is also key to keeping our population healthy.

This post gives you opportunity to be involved in these areas of healthcare provision. Community based working in a fully supportive MDT.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

We need a Band 5 Occupational Therapist who is motivated and able to work in a recovery focussed way to join our Community Therapy team based in Rushcliffe. Our integrated Healthcare Team provides goal focused, needs led treatment to those with complex long term conditions. In addition, your role will provide experience in admissions, avoidance, falls prevention and the discharge to assess pathway. We strive to provide an evidence based service and to ensure that all service users are valued, listened to and receive high quality personalised care. The team members include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, community nurses, matrons, specialist nurses and support workers, also working closely with GPs and voluntary sector.

You will have a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered. You should possess excellent interpersonal and time management skills, be a good communicator and able to prioritise and work well as a member of a team. An induction period and supernumerary support will be given.

The service currently runs from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week, therefore some weekend and bank holiday working may be required.

A full UK driving licence is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

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

You will be an autonomous caseload holder, promoting health and well-being and providing continued rehabilitation to those who have a physical healthcare need. The range of conditions treated is broad and there is opportunity to progress your knowledge and skills in complex community rehabilitation.

Person Specification



  • BSc/diploma in occupational therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of OT Professional Body



  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rehabilitation philosophy
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible and positive approach to working
  • Understand local and national policies for treating service users in the community
  • Willingness to undertake study for the requirements of the job



  • Supervision of other staff
  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills over a range of conditions
  • MDT working


  • Previous community experience
  • Case management skills
  • To assess and organise equipment provision appropriately



  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise work

Values and Behaviours


  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • oAll 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


West Bridgford Health Centre

Musters Road



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