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Priory Hospital Arnold, Ramsdale Park, Calverton Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire NG5 8PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Arnold provides acute adult mental health services, delivered in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust at our purpose built facility in Arnold. We work closely with referring Trusts to achieve minimum lengths of stay, and are able to provide an extension to NHS care pathways during times of fluctuating demand. The service offers a multidisciplinary team approach, working collaboratively to support patients through periods of crisis. The hospital comprises of 4 wards, 2 Acute wards and 2 PICU wards with a total of 52 inpatient beds. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Occupational Therpay Assistant to join the OT team. The post holder will be supervised and work with an Occupational Therpist to deliver meaningful activities and interventions which provide a daily structure, support skills, development and recovery for patients. This will also include some aspects of personal care.

The successful candidate will;

1.Support senior staff with patient screening and assessments as part of the care and therapy planning process.

 2. Prepare, plan and deliver group and individual recreational and occupational activities, observing, recording and reporting patient responses to the assigned clinician as appropriate.

3. Ensures the effective, timely and accurate updating of clinical records, case files and computerised information systems as directed. 4. Contributes to surveys, audits and clinical research projects assisting with collection, analysis and presentation of data and information as directed.

 5. Observes and monitors the well being of patients ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to more senior staff and documented as appropriate.


The successful candidate will work within a team that consits of 3 Occupational Therpsists, 3 other Occupational Therapy Assistants and a Fitness Instuctor to provide cover to 4 wards over a 7 day period. Therefore some weekend and some evening work will be required.  We are flexible with hours in order that a service is provided to all patients and wards 7 days per week. .

Please get in contact today with Kevin Page, Talent Acquisitions Partner on or 07887 - 457033 - you can text me too! 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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