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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 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to career progression of the current post holder, there is a new opportunity for you to join our friendly Inpatient Therapy Team. We provide Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetic and Speech & Language Therapy input to the Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) wards across Nottinghamshire. This post is based on the MHSOP mental health ward at Highbury Hospital, which is due to undergo an exciting redevelopment.

We are committed to providing person-centred, recovery-focussed care with compassion. If that's something you want to do too, then we would love you to join our team!

We can offer you:
  • opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in mental health and dementia
  • support from Senior OTs and Clinical Specialist OTs
  • access to preceptorship and early career development support from AHP Practice Learning Education Facilitators
  • regular clinical supervision
  • annual appraisal and support to achieve personal/professional objectives
  • bi-monthly MHSOP Band 5 OT Development Forum
  • monthly MHSOP OT Forum

Main duties of the job

To contribute to a high quality Occupational Therapy service by carrying out assessment, goal setting, identifying occupational based interventions, implementing treatment programmes and evaluation in conjunction with other members of the Multi- Disciplinary Team (MDT) under the supervision of a Senior Occupational Therapist.

To support patients/ service users to improve or maintain their level of function and quality of life and plan future care in an appropriate setting.

To be responsible with the MDT for planning treatment pathways, a safe discharge / progression to next stage, including possible home visit assessment or future placement as required.

To work as part of the MDT, using clinical expertise to participate in the preparation, implementation and review of plans to aid recovery.

To contribute to the completion of risk management plans for complex and challenging situations.

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.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NottsHealthcare

Job description
Job responsibilities

Essential Criteria:
  • You will have a MSc/BSc/Diploma in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the HCPC or awaiting HCPC registration.
  • You will undertake occupational based assessments.
  • You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team inputting into care
  • You will be providing therapeutic activity groups and one to one work.
  • Due to the fast turnover you need to be adaptable and flexible.
  • A full driving licence or an ability to travel between locations is essential during the rotational scheme.

This post is both rewarding and a vital role towards the delivery of treatment to our patients.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust offers a range of benefits , 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

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will participate in regular managerial and clinical supervision and engage in both mandatory and supplementary training as required.

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

  • BSc or MSc in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration

  • Experience of working in mental health settings

  • Work experience in acute mental health
  • Work experience in older adults mental health
  • Experience of recovery focused practice

  • 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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