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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Adult Acute Mental Health
Band 5
Fixed Term or Secondment
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Hellesdon Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 gross per annum
02/06/2019 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 passionate, motivated and resilient Occupational Therapist to join our diverse team made up of Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant Practitioners, Family Liaison Leads and Wellbeing Nurses.

This post will be based on Rollesby Ward which is a 10 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Whilst working on this ward you will be working closely with an Occupational Therapy Assistant Practitioner and the wider the MDT.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist (OT) with a strong interest in mental health to join our team. Experience in mental health is beneficial however not essential. You will work with minimal supervision, be passionate, kind and proactive when developing all aspects of the OT Service. This will include developing the OT Program, Care Plans and have the opportunity to develop skills in using standardised assessment tools.

You will be supported to further your knowledge and clinical experience in this area with guidance from an experienced Therapy Team. If you are newly qualified you will be supported to complete your preceptorship and will be able to attend the Newly Qualified Academy.

Any applicant should be prepared to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, patients, carers, relatives and external agencies in order to provide a holistic, cohesive, therapeutic environment and plan of care for any/all patients.

This post is fixed for 1 year due to maternity cover. Please note that this post may be offered as a secondment at the discretion of your manager.


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.


NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.


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!

Interviews 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

Kerri Norfolk (CTL Wellbeing & Therapies) - or 01603 421 536

Debs Agar (Senior Occupational Therapist) -