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Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£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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We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our service at Bracken House Rehabilitation Unit.

Bracken House is a purpose built 18 bedded controlled access rehabilitation unit in the centre of Mansfield. The service provides high quality care 24 hours a day 7 days a week to people over the age of 18 from Nottingham City and County who are experiencing a range of mental health issues and require a longer stay in hospital order to achieve their goals.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a proactive, compassionate, caring and recovery focused HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills to join our existing dynamic multidisciplinary team to be involved in holistic assessments and interventions to support the planning and delivery of patient care.

We welcome applications from newly qualified or soon to be qualified Occupational Therapists where we will support you with engaging in the Trust Preceptorship programme.

In return, we offer you a supporting professional network of colleagues, opportunities for career development, access to high quality clinical supervision, and an employer who is supportive of your own physical and mental wellbeing.

The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates; Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services.

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

To effectively plan and implement high quality Occupational Therapy input with Service Users at Bracken House.

You will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and will provide a variety of individual and group occupational therapy interventions to a diverse range of service users.

You will liaise with a range of agencies and services across Nottinghamshire.

You will manage a variable clinical caseload, working with people with a diverse range of needs towards an effective discharge from hospital.

Professional and clinical supervision will be provided by an identified Occupational Therapist and you will link into the wider network in Nottinghamshire working co-operatively with colleagues to ensure high quality service provision and gain opportunities for support and Continued Professional Development.

Person Specification
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council registration

  • Relevant pre/post graduate qualifications

  • Evidence of recent continuing professional development

  • Current College of Occupational Therapists 'Apple' (Accreditation of Practice Placement Educators) accreditation

  • Occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, delivery and evaluation in an acute mental health setting.
  • Planning and running a variety of individual and group interventions.
  • Effective team working.
  • Liaison with other agencies, services and professional colleagues

  • Experience of the occupational therapy process in other services
  • Student/staff supervision

  • Patient-focused approaches such as Recovery and user/carer involvement.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and current mental health issues.
  • Knowledge of assessment, treatment and evaluation approaches used in mental health.
  • Awareness of health and safety and clinical risk issues.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication, negotiation and liaison skills.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a non-judgmental attitude
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Effective risk management skills
  • Motivational skills.
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to respond appropriately to quickly changing situations

Equality and Diversity
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Trust's Equality and Diversity principles

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