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Occupational Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to people’s lives to enjoy a better future?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join the Salus Ward and Haytor Ward Teams at Torbay Hospital.

Your clinical work will involve working with service users with severe/complex mental health needs, using occupationally focussed evidence based assessment and skills to provide therapeutic interventions. You will be supported by a Senior Occupational Therapist and an onsite Occupational Therapy Team Manager. There are plenty of opportunities for professional development, through our trust-wide OT training program, the Trust’s preceptorship programme, and supporting the implementation of the VdT MoCA on the ward. You will also have an opportunity to access the trust-wide Band 5 Occupational Therapy Peer Support Group.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews offered prior to the extended closing date; therefore this post may close earlier if a suitable applicant is found.

For further information please contact Liz Thomson, Occupational Therapy Team Manager, on01803 396570 or

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.
Salus Ward
We are embarking on an exciting £11.8 million pound project to build a new 16-bed adult mental health ward at Torbay hospital. The new ward - Salus Ward - will be located near our existing Haytor ward and together the wards will provide 32 adult beds for the population of Torbay, South and West Devon.

This new development will mean that more people can be treated closer to home and will void us having to send people out of area.

Having closer inpatient provision will enable greater in-reach from our Home Treatment and Community Mental Health teams, enabling better planning of care, reductions in overall lengths of stay, improvements in safety and patient experience.

The new facility will create a centre on two floors providing Salus Ward, treatment and therapy rooms and offices. The upper ground floor will contain the main public entrance leading to a reception and waiting area, a family visiting room, therapy spaces, offices and other rooms laid out around a central open courtyard. The lower ground floor will have the staff entrance leading to staff facilities.

With the new ward due to complete in Spring 2022 and open in June 2022, this is a great time to join us and be part of the team to support the successful opening and running of the new ward.
Haytor Ward
Haytor is a multi-disciplinary providing a service for adults with a mental health illness. We are a busy, motivated and interesting team who value working together.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata (Band 5)
About You
The successful candidate will need to have excellent verbal and written skills, be able to work on their own initiative and be able to work in an inpatient hospital environment.
The location
Your base will be Salus Ward / Haytor Ward at Torbay Hospital, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

If you are looking to relocate tothefabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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