Occupational Therapist (Mental Health) - Rosewood PCN

Primary Integrated Community Services

The closing date is 16 June 2021

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist (Mental Health) to join our dynamic team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about providing high quality care.

You will be based within Rosewood Primary Care Network (PCN) covering:

  • Roundwood Surgery
  • Acorn Medical Practice
  • Churchside Medical Practice
  • Forest Medical Group
  • Millview Surgery

Rosewood PCN has a patient population in excess of 46,900. You will be part of a wider team of Occupational Therapists and supported by the PCN Clinical Director and PICS Medical Director who is on the PICS leadership team.

Main duties of the job


  • Facilitate mainstream primary care services for adults with mental health and/or learning difficulties and/or cognitive problems to advise and support agencies with regard to meeting their duty of care.
  • Provide a high level of occupational therapy/professional care and treatment to patients through high quality occupational therapy care, assessment and therapeutic intervention to adults with complex and substantial difficulties as part of a multidisciplinary team approach.

  • Work across organisational boundaries, developing new way of working to promote relationships to increase the quality of patient care and service within primary care.


  • First level Occupational Therapy Qualification and Registration or equivalent.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in evidence based psychological therapies.
  • Evidence of post graduate education.

About us

We offer a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Part of a team of experienced practitioners and supported by our Medical Director who will help support your professional development
  • Part of the NHS Pension Scheme or an alternative government based scheme (based on eligibility) with generous employer contributions
  • Competitive salaries with clear progression pathways referenced to NHS Agenda for Change
  • Fully integrated with NHS IT systems
  • Generous annual leave entitlement which references NHS Agenda for Change and recognises previous NHS service
    • On appointment 27 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
    • After 5 years 29 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
    • After 10 years 33 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement

Competitive leave entitlement that includes sickness pay and mater

Job description

Job responsibilities


Professional Leadership and Development

  • To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through Continuing Professional Development activities and to participate in the review and appraisal process.
  • To adhere to the individual Professional code of conduct and practice at all times.
  • To reflect on own practice individually and/or through regular clinical supervision.
  • Provide clinical education, training and evaluation of clinical competence of team and multidisciplinary team staff, providing support and guidance.
  • To maintain, develop and disseminate specialist knowledge of evidence based practice.

Communication and Relationships

  • Demonstrate advanced communication skills in providing advice, empowerment, facilitation, influence, motivation and counselling.
  • Manage complex communication issues that may arise between differing health and social care professionals including de-escalation skills when working in highly antagonistic, hostile and emotive clinical areas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need to involve patients and carers in decision making, offering them informed choices, respecting their views.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognise barriers to understanding that can be encountered with those without English as their first language, patients with disabilities and those with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, clinical depression or personality disorders.
  • Seek out different styles and methods of communicating to assist longer term needs and aims.

Analytical and judgment skills

  • Assess, interpret and analyse range highly complex clinical information and environments, delivering a clear rational for care delivery, clinical outcomes and clinical management strategies.
  • Demonstrate a high level of reflective practice and competence in clinical reasoning and decision making based on evidence based nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical and judgmental skills in relation to Initial and on-going assessments and subsequent treatment packages and assist colleagues in problem solving and providing quality care, and make recommendations as to the best course of action.
  • Initiate and promote Serious Untoward Incident (SUI) reporting and contribute to SUI Investigations as Lead Clinician or Investigator.
  • Contribute, Support and Lead on Complaints Resolutions where the Complaint is in relation to the Quality of clinical interventions and Treatment received. Take on role as Investigating Officer for formal complaints.

Responsibilities for patient/client care

  • Following the completion of a comprehensive core assessment, develop and provide an individualised, evidence based programme of care based on formulation, including to those with complex needs/challenging behaviours.
  • At all times work in collaboration with patients and carers ensuring that the patient is treated with compassion, respect and dignity.
  • Manage distress and conflict in the day to day work with patients who, as an expression of their condition/ diagnosis, may at times be difficult to engage and/or demonstrate significant risk behaviours.
  • Provide effective care and therapeutic interventions to patients presenting with a range of difficulties. To engage in active relapse prevention planning with patients and carers, contributing to their recovery and/ or wellbeing and discharge planning.

Policy and Service Development

  • Adhere to policies, procedures, protocols and standards and be instrumental in embedding these in service provision.
  • Adhere to professional code of conduct and standards, and requirements of other legislation.
  • Understand, contribute and advise on statutory issues which impact on patients and carers. Perform statutory duties and seek advice where necessary.
  • Positively promote adherence to Lone Working Policy and Protocols.
  • Ensure Implementation of National, Trust and Local Service Legislation, Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for Health and Social Care and be involved in their development where appropriate. Report any deficiencies within the clinical environment or equipment.

Research and Development

  • Initiate and Lead on regular Clinical Audit and participate in Research as required.
  • Keep up to date with relevant research in the field in order to evaluate current practice and suggest service improvement.
  • Share any knowledge gained via conference, peer review journals, specific training sessions, workshops, presentations etc. in order to develop and underpin good practice.
  • To reflect on own practice through clinical supervision and mentorship and to develop skills as a clinical supervisor/mentor to others.

Professional Development and Personal Performance

  • Identify learning needs, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of education to meet identified need.
  • Establish own support mechanisms to enable structured reflection, including clinical supervision, development of supportive networks mentoring and coaching.
  • Participate in and undertake clinical supervision of colleagues on an individual or group
  • Participate in the Divisional appraisal System and demonstrate the achievement of agreed personal objectives.

Please download the supporting documentation for full role requirements.

Person Specification

Personal characteristics


  • Please provide details for why you would be a great fit for this role and why you have decided to apply.



  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your experience is suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

Personal qualities and competencies


  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your personal qualities and competencies are suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

Knowledge and skills


  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your knowledge and skills are suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.



  • Please provide details of your CPD, using examples where necessary.
  • Please provide your registration number of your HCPC professional registration.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Primary Integrated Community Services


Rosewood Primary Care Network



NG18 1QQ

Employer's website


Date posted

04 June 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£38,890 to £44,503 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Rosewood Primary Care Network



NG18 1QQ

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