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Development Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Bulwell Nottingham
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an enthusiastic & motivated Occupational Therapist wanting to develop?

Are you passionate about working with older people with mental health concerns?

We are offering an exciting band 5 development post which offers you the support from senior occupational therapists to develop the specialist skills required to become a band 6 within the team

The Gedling and Hucknall Intensive Home Treatment Team offers assessment & treatment for people over the age of 65 with mental health needs & for people of any age with a dementia diagnosis in their own home

The team covers a 7 day service with a shift pattern of 8-4pm & 12 - 8pm

We pride ourselves on being a supportive directorate; a Occupational Therapist who joined said:

Starting in MHSOP presented me with a huge learning curve and the support of my OT colleagues has been invaluable to me. The saying no question is a stupid question springs to mind....MHSOP care about their staff & their patients & I am really glad I joined the team.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work in a multidisciplinary team to provide assessment and interventions which promotes recovery enabling patients to remain at home and supporting their positive mental and physical wellbeing working alongside a specialist occupational therapist.

Some of the duties of this job include:
  • To provide an occupational therapy service for older people with complex mental health needs who are referred to the service.
  • To carry out occupational therapy assessment, goal setting, implementation of treatment programmes and evaluation.
  • To establish the needs of individuals referred to the service and plan care with colleagues from health, social services, families, and the voluntary sector.

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

This post is both rewarding and a vital role towards the delivery of treatment to our patients.

We would welcome applications from 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 working
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular 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 Specialists and an Allied Health Professional Lead for specialist advice and support.

Person Specification
  • Experience of working in mental health

  • Working experience in older adult mental health
  • Working in community setting
  • Recovery focused practice

  • BSc or MSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration or pending

  • 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

  • Experience of supervising staff

Contractual Requirements
  • 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.

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