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Senior Occupational Therapist Community Rehab

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting to our Community Rehabilitation Service in the Taunton and West Somerset Neighbourhood, providing physical rehabilitation to our community patients across this area. We work in a collaborative way with patients, other agencies and the voluntary sector within our local neighbourhood.

We have two bases within the Neighbourhood, One, based on the edge of Taunton near the M5 Junction, covers community rehab work only. The other, at Minehead Hospital, has a bedded rehab unit, as well as community rehab patients to be seen. You will be expected to provide cover across both areas as required but be predominantly based at the Taunton site.

The team consists of OTs, Physiotherapists, Clinical Specialists, Assistant Practitioners, Apprentices, Rehabilitation Assistants and a Pharmacy Technician. This position will provide the opportunity for you to develop holistic cognitive, environmental and functional assessment skills in the community across a variety of conditions. You will also develop your clinical supervision and delegation skills, rehabilitation and clinical skills, deepen your knowledge base and strengthen your clinical reasoning in a structured, supportive environment.

So if you are passionate about person centred rehabilitation, want to experience community working and continue to develop your skills, come and join our team. We care about and will actively support your wellbeing as part of our team.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a high standard of Occupational Therapy within the Rehabilitation services.
  • Participate in the development of the Rehabilitation Service in the community and within the Community hospital bedded environments.
  • To provide advice regarding the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT.
  • Provide support, guidance and training to Senior Rehabilitation assistants, Rehabilitation Assistants and students.
  • Responsibility for a caseload of complex patients within both the community and the community hospital bedded environments.
  • Act as Clinical Supervisor and undertake Managerial Supervision, including Appraisal, for Band 5 Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma level education leading to Registration by the Health Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at relevant post grad courses.


  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Taunton Vale Health Centre

Lisieux Way




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