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Senior Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Mental health occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The role is as a Senior Occupational Therapist working in the Broxtowe and Hucknall Locality Mental health Team. The LMHT's provide community services for those aged 18-65 with a range of significant mental health issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, severe anxiety and personality disorders. We aim to provide the best quality care and treatment for patients who are experiencing significant mental illness by having a collaborative approach and recovery focus, as well as having patients and carers at the centre of what we provide.

The LMHT prides itself on a strong culture of multi-disciplinary team working, including mental health nurses, nurse associates, peer support workers, psychiatrists, community support workers, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapy assistants, administrative staff, managers, and early career apprentices. The successful candidate would be a strong advocate for OT within the team, as well as providing occupation-focussed person-centred interventions within the LMHT team.

Main duties of the job

  • Conducting specialist OT assessments, planning interventions, and organising OT care.
  • Monitoring OT inventions and supervising junior staff, including OT assistants
  • Manage and prioritise a defined caseload of OT clients
  • Delivering recovery-based interventions for clients with complex mental health needs
  • Contributing to the MDT, RAM meetings and patient care across the team
  • Using OT skills generically such as being on duty, participating in team initial assessments and screening referrals to the LMHT
  • Actively work to continually develop the service in a client-centred and evidence-based context
  • Follow the professional standards for occupational therapy practice, conduct and ethics

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 maintain an individual caseload being responsible for assessment, evidenced based interventions / treatment and evaluation.
  • Understanding of service users needs relating to active rehabilitation and impact on functional ability.
  • To evaluate interventions and ensure effective outcomes.
  • To prioritise caseload allocation and to ensure appropriate service delivery.
  • To utilise core specialist OT skills within adult mental health care.
  • To work across health and social care boundaries.
  • Implement and co-ordinate a range of group work and individual work.
  • To use expertise to deliver therapeutic interventions to service users with complex needs.
  • To carry out effective discharge planning.
  • To work with service users / carers with diverse needs.

Person Specification
  • Degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Maintains current HCPC registration
  • Specialist knowledge / post registration experience in a mental health setting

  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting in the community

Aptitudes / Skills
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Caseload management skills
  • Ability to undertake specialist OT assessments and interventions based on current evidence base and service user need for this client group
  • Quality and Audit
  • Effective risk management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate clients and staff
  • Use and provision of clinical supervision
  • Ability to lead and support colleagues
  • Good IT skills

  • Experience of supervising and leading staff

Dispositional Attributes
  • Flexible and approachable
  • Client centred/non-judgemental
  • Able to work independently, knows own limits
  • Maintains positive attitude
  • Creative and willing to learn and try new things
  • Able to provide stability and continuity

Contractual Requirements
  • A driving licence 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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