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Occupational Therapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We're an integrated community therapy team whose aim is to help the local population maximise their abilities to improve their quality of life. We have an emphasis on prevention, early intervention and long term self-management to enable patients to live better lives at home. If you're an Occupational Therapist looking for a new opportunity and would like a discussion, please get in touch!

Please note - this post would be suitable for a qualified OT or student due to qualify in 2024.

You will play an integral part of the Community Rehabilitation Team, managing a diverse community caseload including orthopaedics, frail elderly, post-surgery and neurological long-term conditions. You will have opportunities to support students and be involved in regular training and peer support. We are part of an innovative neighbourhood model with close links with district nurses, mental health teams, community agents and adult social care staff as well as the rapid response and hospital at home teams.

Main duties of the job

Assessment and treatment of adults with a rehabilitation need that can be met in the community. Maintaining peoples independence and reducing hospital admissions.

What can we offer you?

To be given enough time to learn and develop you rehabilitation skills.

Develop your Occupational Therapy specific skills.

Support assistant staff and students to help with their development.

To be part of a supportive multidisciplinary

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 for further details of the role.

We have a lovely team at Burnham that I feel has great teamwork at its core. All members of the team are very supportive and flexible and are able to adapt to the needs of individuals and the wider team where needed. We communicate well as a team and I feel I am freely able to communicate any issues or concerns within my immediate team and to my manager. I like to think we are all happy to share our skills and knowledge with each other and have regular clinical discussions on a regular basis to help problem solve any issues/questions we have regarding patients on our caseload (Current Therapist in the Community Rehabilitation Service , Burnham on Sea)

If you want to be part of the team please contact Ben Lang, Team Manager, for more details. Email: Telephone: 07990567063

Person Specification



  • Qualified and registered Occupational Therapist


  • n/a



  • Qualified and registered Occupational Therapist
  • Relevant experience


  • n/a

Additional Criteria


  • Car owner and driver


  • n/a

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust



The Crescent




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