Senior Occupational Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The City CMT at the Sutherland centre are looking to recruit a Band 6 Senior OT to provide specialist assessment and intervention to identify and address occupational performance needs in self-care, productivity and leisure to support the safe and effective assessment and discharge of patients.

The post is full time and permanent and has a lead role in promoting, enhancing and maintaining the health and wellbeing of adults experiencing mental illness within the local community.

Main duties of the job

Be a member of the Newcastle Adult Community Mental Health Team, demonstrating the ability to make decisions and influence the development of services, and work with clients in a variety of health / community settings.

- Participate in the development of an evolving community services.

- Participate in the development and provision of the community Occupational Therapy role in North Staffordshire.

- To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy services within a designated area / team holding responsibility for a defined caseload and projects.

- Effectively manage and prioritise a designated caseload

- Will be required to teach staff including both students and qualified and unqualified team members.

- To actively promote and maintain effective communication between multi-disciplinary/agency professionals across agencies to ensure co-ordinated and high quality care for patients and their families

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description Job responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Team Manager be accountable and responsible for managing the occupational therapy waiting list for a defined clinical caseload that reflects the priorities of the local service by ensuring the assessment of therapy needs, particularly in relation to:

  • Using highly developed specialist knowledge to independently undertake complex assessments and evaluate interventions with clients with diverse environmental, social, physical and mental health needs; adapting approach to the varying level of need.
  • Close working with other services aiming to reduce health inequalities and improve access to universal services.
  • The provision of timely intervention aimed at promoting and maintaining health and wellbeing. This will be achieved through individual and group therapy and where necessary the implementation of therapeutic interventions.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate professional qualification Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Experience Essential
  • Post graduate experience within the role of Occupational Therapist
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based interventions and how these relate to this post.

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