Lead Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Occupational Therapist within Adult Mental Health Services (AMH) working within in-patient services based at Highbury Hospital

You will be responsible for ensuring a robust OT service is provided at Highbury Hospital AMH services, providing OT professional advice and OT professional supervision; and contributing to service improvements. You will lead the Maples therapy department which will support a range of AHPs.

You will closely link with the OT lead based at Sherwood Oaks.

AMH provides a range of services across Nottinghamshire including in patients, crisis and community services. We are currently undergoing a transformation programme in line with the NHS long term plan - your involvement in this will be very welcome.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should be an Occupational Therapist with experience of leadership in mental health areas and highly motivated to deliver an excellent service.In return we will support and facilitate your development in this role through regular supervision and a personal development plan tailored to your needs and experience.

People with lived experience of mental health issues are encouraged to apply.

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 role will support 4 acute mental health wards (2 male and 2 female) and 1 male psychiatric intensive care unit based at Highbury Hospital as well as supporting Thorneywood Mount rehabilitation unit.

You would be supporting and developing the OT service within your teams in collaboration with the lead OT at Sherwood Oaks to ensure a high quality OT service across AMH inpatient services.

Highbury Hospital has a therapy space 'The Maples' for all AHPs. This role would support the use of this space and ensure resources are managed effectively.

(Please see attached job description for full role responsibilities).

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.

Person Specification
  • OT Diploma/Degree Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration HCPC
  • Formal accreditation for students

  • Management/leadership qualifications

  • Experience of delivering OT in Mental Health settings including, clinical, leadership and management roles
  • Supervision and appraisal of staff
  • Working knowledge/experience of Care Programme Approach and mental health care pathways
  • Child and Adult Safeguarding
  • Experience of providing OT taking into account all aspects of Equality and Diversity
  • Risk management
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team working experience

  • Clinical audit
  • Working with carers
  • Project management
  • Investigations and report writing

  • Working understanding of policies and procedures of the Trust both clinical and corporate
  • Leadership and management approaches including performance management
  • Evidence of maintaining CPD

  • Knowledge of Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Sound assessment skills including risk assessment and management
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Clinical audit and service development
  • Ability to work flexibly and to deadlines
  • Supervision and appraisal
  • Reliable and resourceful
  • Performance management skills
  • Management of change
  • Good IT skills

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

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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