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Bank Occupational Therapist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Full Time
Bank OT

To undertake holistic, strengths based Occupational Therapy assessments in partnership with individuals (service users/ patients).

To undertake specialist clinical Occupational Therapy assessment and provision within the various settings of Torbay and South Devon Foundation trust as required. This may include providing specialist clinical advice to the multi- disciplinary team, clients, carers and other professionals on disability, rehabilitation, housing, equipment provision, adaptations, risk management, relevant legal and funding issues.

To manage a personal caseload of complex, highly complex and statutory work. Act as an autonomous practitioner evidencing high levels of problem solving, decision making and independent judgement in a variety of acute hospital and community settings and situations.

Main duties of the job

  • To value everyone as an individual and actively support their right to have their voice heard in decisions about how their needs are met.
  • Using a strengths based approach, analyse and utilise the strengths of the individual, their environment and the community in which they live and function.
  • To value differences and individuality, showing respect to all.
  • To promote the importance of meaningful occupation and the impact that it has on an individual's health and wellbeing.
  • To respond with humanity and kindness to every person, by listening attentively and respecting others in conversations.
  • To respect a person's preferred wishes when providing occupational therapy interventions.
  • To provide the highest quality of care by listening to and acting on feedback.
  • By taking personal responsibility you will play your part in sustainably improving services by implementing change positively and contributing to MDT discussions in a constructive and flexible way.
  • To work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for people.
  • To act as a role model, valuing everyone's opinion and experiences.
  • To seek out, recognise and value the contributions of others and the role they play in a patient's life
  • To strive to provide excellent, innovative services that help people to be able to live their lives to the full.
  • Taking every opportunity to encourage and support individuals to improve their own health and wellbeing.

About us

Bank OT

We are looking for applications from OT's who would be interested in working as a member of our bank staff. Working as a member of the bank offers opportunities to work and gain experience in a variety of different settings including the acute hospital, community settings and social care, whilst enabling you to work flexibly.

For further information or an informal chat please contact Adele Friend , Head of OT services on 07833192109

Why work with us

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Effective communication with all members of multi-disciplinary team.
  • To liaise with other health and social care professionals involved in patient care.
  • Liaise with GPs/consultants as necessary.
  • To liaise with patients, relatives and carers including residential and nursing home staff and domiciliary care staff.
  • To communicate with the Therapy Lead regarding service development issues and staff related issues such as staff sickness and grievances.
  • Communicate sensitive information to patients and carers regarding loss of independence and unfavourable outcomes of assessments e.g. The inability to remain at home or return home from a place of safety.

Please see our attached job description and person specification form for full details.


Person Specification



  • Proven post-graduate experience
  • Pressure care and prescription Knowledge and understanding of complex legislation surrounding health and social care
  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks for Older People, specifically aspects referring to Stroke, Falls and Intermediate Care.


  • Clinical leadership skills
  • Appraisals and supervision training
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Wheelchair Accreditation
  • Student Placement Educators Course
  • Use of PARIS or SystmOne



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Valid state registration with Health Professions Council
  • CPD portfolio and evidence of recent post-graduate learning relevant to area of clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hopsital



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