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Supernumerary Specialist Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a motivated occupational therapist who wants to make a difference to older adults with mental health needs in an inclusive and innovative directorate? Are you looking for a flexible, dynamic role? If so, MHSOP would like to hear from you!

The supernumerary role supports services where additional therapy support is required. The post enables occupational therapists to gain skills in a range of areas across the directorate with patients living with dementia of any age and other mental health needs. Occupational therapists provide services to a wide range of MHSOP areas including; inpatients, care homes, intensive treatment teams, community mental health teams, memory service and therapy intervention services,

Working hours are week day office hours.

We pride ourselves on being a very supportive directorate; a recent OT who joined us said:

MHSOP care about their staff and their patients and I am really glad I joined the team.

Main duties of the job

The Occupational therapist works in a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive assessment and interventions which promotes recovery enabling patients to remain at home including supporting their positive mental and physical wellbeing.
  • To provide an occupational therapy service for older people with complex mental health needs who are referred to the service including providing duty cover for the team.
  • To carry out specialist 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 represent and promote the specialist role of Occupational Therapy.

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

We welcome applications from experienced occupational therapists, including retire and return staff. Although the posts is advertised as full time we would encourage applications for part time employment too.

The benefits of working at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • 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
  • The MHSOP OT Service offers regular monthly forums on wide range of topics to promote CPD and staff support.
  • Access to band 7 occupational therapy Clinical Specialist and an AHP Lead for specialist advice and support .

Person Specification
Contractual Requirements
  • A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post

  • BSc/MSc/Diploma in OT
  • HCPC registration

  • Practice Placement Educator

Further training
  • Evidence of regular relevant CPD activities

Work experience
  • Experience of working with older people with mental health conditions Experience of dementia
  • Experience of MDT working at band 5 or 6 level or equivalent.

  • Recent experience of working with older adults with physical conditions
  • Recent experience of working with adults with mental health conditions.
  • Experience of working in a community or primary care team
  • Experience of service improvement

  • Good written, verbal & IT skills with patients, carers and other professionals.
  • Ability to undertake specialist OT assessments and assess complex risks with people with mental health conditions and cognitive impairment.
  • Ability to apply the OT process and plan, carry out and evaluate treatment for this client group according to needs and best practice evidence.
  • Understanding of the diverse needs of older adults
  • Effective time management and organisational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Understanding of OT Professional Code of Conduct and OT core skills, and their application in practice

  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Ability to undertake initial mental health assessments and experience of care coordination and CPA.

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