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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Acute Inpatient Services
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Northgate Hospital
Gt Yarmouth
£30,401 - £37,267 gross per annum
26/08/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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We are looking for a recovery-focused, creative and motivated Senior Occupational Therapist to join our team at Great Yarmouth and Waveney Acute Services. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinician with a strong background in mental health and Occupational Therapy to work alongside the multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the Occupational Therapy programme offered to patients on the 18 bedded acute ward as well as patients receiving prescribed Occupational Therapy treatment under the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHT). Applicants should expect to work simultaneously with both inpatients and day patients to assess, organise and facilitate therapeutic interventions within the OT programme as well as one-to-one based treatments.

The programme consists of arts and crafts, photography group walks, anxiety management, relaxation, baking and much more. You will be expected to screen each patient to assess their meaningful occupations and recovery goals on the ward. You will be expected to complete Activity of Daily Living Assessments through home visits, observational assessments and discussions with the patient, multi-disciplinary team and carers.

You will need to work with minimal supervision and be passionate and proactive when developing the Occupational Therapy Service. The Occupational therapy team consists of Assistant Practitioners and volunteers who work closely with other services and external agencies such as Stop Smoking Advisors, Peer Support Workers, The Recovery College and the Trust Chaplain.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Steph Allen - Acting Ward Manager - 01493 337823 -

Jordan Peart - Management Support Admin - 01493 337935 -