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Occupational Therapist (Urgent Care Response)

Employer
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
  • To assess, provide and review a patients therapy requirements, to give advice and information to patients and carers within the home environment or alternative care setting.
  • Aim to wherever possible maintain patients in their own preferred place of care, enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life.
  • To work alongside our acute colleagues to assist with effective patient flow and admission avoidance.
  • To be part of a Multidisciplinary Team within UCR, which consists of Physiotherapists, Community Nurses, UCR Support Workers, and Co-ordinators. This also includes working in partnership with our Health and Social Care colleagues and has strong links with primary care and community partners.
  • May be expected to deputise in the absence of the Team Manager.


Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Honiton and Ottery St Mary Urgent Care Response (UCR) Team have a 12 month vacancy for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. This post would be suitable for many people with varying skills. The job may interest you if you have been working as an Occupational Therapist in a hospital and would like to gain experience in a Community setting or if you have a particular interest in UCR, or if you have worked in the Community but would like to gain experience working within another team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and forward thinking individual to join the service. The UCR Team are knowledgeable, hard working, kind and value each other. You will be well supported managerially, and encouraged to continuously develop your skills related to the role. The emphasis is on maximising the patients quality of life, promoting independence, whilst preventing Hospital admissions and supporting the discharge process if they do require a Hospital admission.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, to cover 7 days per week,8:00 - 20:00

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Louise Hemmens, Community Nurse Manager and UCR Manager on 07812608764 or louisehemmens@nhs.net.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Benefits

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements

Essential

  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


Desirable

  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Barrack Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5DW

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185-1441-7003

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