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Occupational Therapist

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

DCHS has a fabulous opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join the Core Community Services Team in Derby city.

Various hours are available between with a minimum of 22.5 hours up to full-time of 37.5 hours.

The role supports 7-day working and there will be a requirement to cover some weekends and Bank Holidays as part of our Rapid Response service.

There is an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Derby City Core Therapy Team.

This role would give the successful applicants the opportunity to experience a variety of clinical settings including our Rapid Response service and our Core Community Team.

Our multi-disciplinary approach to care supports patients with a wide range of conditions; including complex comorbidities, palliative care and Frailty.

The successful applicant will require the ability to integrate into different teams and transfer their skills into different clinical settings, so the need to be flexible is essential across Community services.

The successful candidates must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills, have the ability to work on their own initiative, but also be an effective team worker.

Main duties of the job

You will need to effectively engage with your patients, peer groups, and service users in all elements of your role, leading by example and promoting a supportive and caring culture.

This will require an inclusive, transparent, open approach to your role, whereby you are happy to be accountable to others and to go that extra mile when required.You will be passionate about our business, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all you do.As a key person in the directorate you will act as a role model, be inspirational, dynamic and a courageous individual.As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.The opportunity to develop advanced skills across a wide variety of different settings, the right candidate can expect to be supported and coached within these roles and newly qualified practitioners are welcome to apply for this post. DCHS provides a preceptorship programme for newly-qualifiedstaff and is committed to investing in both clinical and leadership development of its staff through a robust process of regular appraisal and supervision.

This post is appropriate for newly qualified Occupational Therapists as extensive preceptorship and mentoring are available.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered or working towards this
  • Occupational Therapy Diploma/Degree or working towards this


  • L'Apple accredited



  • Varied clinical experience


  • Community or Ward experience
  • Experience of implementing service improvement

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Access to vehicle and valid, UK driving licence


  • Teaching/Mentoring skills or willingness to acquire

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