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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Sep 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
A exciting opportunity has come up within the Occupational Therapy Team in Gloucester!

The new post holder will:
  • Provide specialist breadth and depth of skills and knowledge to deliver evidence based occupational therapy assessment and treatment to service users with complex learning disabilities
  • Work as a key member of a specialist multidisciplinary service contributing expert knowledge and outcomes of assessments to support the creation of specialist intervention plans to manage complex needs including behaviours that challenge others
  • Provide consultancy and advice, and training to support primary and secondary health care professionals, social care providers and carers to enable them to better meet the health needs of service users
  • Research, develop and share current best practice to optimise the service users ability to engage with their environment in line with principles of social inclusion and / or recovery
  • Support the continuous practice development as a member of the leadership group in the occupational therapy workforce

Main duties of the job

  • The LDISS Team provide a specialist countywide service for people with a Learning disability whose challenging behaviour is causing significant impact on the individual and their family or the services supporting them.
  • The team works closely with relevant carers, organisations, agencies and with CLDT and inpatient provisions.
  • LDISS is available 7 days a week and is delivered in relevant settings to meet service user needs
  • The inpatient services provide specialist assessment and intervention on a short term basis for those who require additional support and whose needs cannot be managed within their home environment.
  • The job role spans both LDISS and inpatient services and delivery into each service will be based on priority need.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Specific Key Responsibilities
  • Deliver highly specialist occupational therapy assessment, recommendations and short term interventions as part of a specialist multidisciplinary service.
  • To provide specialist knowledge, experience, advice and consultation related to occupation focused practice.
  • Contribute to and lead where appropriate the development of multidisciplinary intervention plans for service users with complex needs and behaviours that challenge.

  • Provide highly specialist Occupational Therapy assessments, recommendations and where appropriate short term intervention for people who face significant Occupational Performance and environmental challenges as detailed in relevant Integrated Care Pathway (ICP)
  • To be responsible for own time management, working autonomously.Utilise the conceptual framework of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and other evidenced approaches to underpin clinical practice and support highly developed clinical reasoning
  • Provide highly specialist assessments utilising MOHO tools, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) informed assessment, and other Sensory Processing assessments as relevant to client needs commensurate with skills and knowledge

  • To provide training and support of primary and secondary health care professionals, social care providers and carers to enable them to better meet the occupational needs of service users
  • Maintain accurate, informative and contemporaneous records of all interventions. Initiate referrals to other services and provide substantive letters, and formal reports as required within Trust and Professional standards
  • Instigate and actively contribute to all service user care planning and review meetings for your caseload
  • Regularly attend and actively contribute to multi-disciplinary, team and professional meetings and forums

Person Specification



  • Substantial post qualification experience as an Occupational Therapist working with people with complex learning disabilities.
  • Clinical experience within at least two of the following settings secure settings, rehabilitation settings, intensive care settings, acute care wards, community



  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Profession Council (HPC) Registration

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Pullman Place

Great Western Road



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