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Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you an enthusiastic & motivated Occupational Therapist?
Are you passionate about working with older people with mental health needs?
Then we want to hear from you!

The Broxtowe Community Mental Health Team is a well-established team, based at Stapleford Care Centre which offers assessment & treatment for people over the age of 65 with mental health needs & for people of any age with a dementia diagnosis.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm, however we can offer flexibility.

We pride ourselves on being a very supportive directorate & actively support preceptees.

Our band 5 Occupational Therapist said about us :

Since joining MHSOP, I have been encouraged & supported to build & develop my skills as a newly qualified OT. The staff are compassionate & caring to their patients & care givers, constantly striving to provide the best clinical care. The wider MHSOP OT community offers guidance and clinical specialist skills that have empowered me to expand my skills.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work alongside specialist occupational therapists delivering occupational therapy assessments & interventions to the CMHT multidisciplinary team. The teams aim to promote recovery enabling patients to remain at home & supporting their positive mental and physical wellbeing.

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.
  • To promote occupational therapy and support service development

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 experienced and newly qualified 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
  • Preceptorship programme

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.

We have a band 5 occupational therapy support group and actively support preceptees.

You will also have access to Band 7 Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist and an Allied Health Professional Lead for specialist advice and support.

We would welcome informal chats or visits, please contact:

Team Lead Suzie Skelton -

Lyndsay Beck OT Clinical Specialist 07880 698831

Person Specification
Contractual Requirements
  • A driving licence is required for this post and access to a vehicle

  • BSc or MSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration

Further training
  • Evidence of maintaining own CPD in relevant areas.

  • OT Practice Field work Educator

Work Experience
  • Recent experience of working in mental health

  • Work experience in acute mental health
  • Working experience in older adults mental health
  • Recovery focused practice

Aptitude and Skills
  • 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

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