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Specialist Occupational Therapist (Community)

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

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We have the exciting opportunity to appoint a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic and energetic Community Therapy Team based at Okehampton Community Hospital.

The post is a permanent role, for those seeking part-time hours up to 22.5 hours a week, although we are happy to explore each individual's specific circumstance.

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:

The Community Therapy team work with adults who have a wide range of disabilities which maybe acute or long term, but often require flexible and creative case management, clinical tenacity and professional accountability in order to deliver excellent holistic patient care. Our work is consistently varied and stimulating covering admission prevention and supporting discharge, with a dedicated focus on rehabilitation in a range of Community settings, utilising medical, social and public health approaches. The Community Therapy Team works within the broader Health and Social Care team alongside colleagues from Community Nursing and Adult Social Care.

We are a positive, progressive and proactive team and adapt to the changing needs of the patients we work with and the service demands. If you are flexible and creative in your approach to work, enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team, have an interest in developing yourself and others, this could the opportunity for you. In support of Community based staff, our cluster has a fleet of shared pool cars that Clinicians are able to book to aid Clinical visits.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Dawn Parker, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, on dawn.parker7@nhs.net

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

Okehampton Community Hospital

Cavell Way

Okehampton

Devon

EX20 1PN

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185-1438-7509

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