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Pathway 2 Occupational Therapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Are you a band 6 or experienced Band 5 OT looking for a new challenge to support patients to regain independence & function? Are you wanting a short term opportunity to try inpatient rehab? Are you wanting to build your knowledge & understanding of patient flow & bedded units?

Intermediate care services in Somerset are well established and have been hugely successful in shaping policy at a national level. In Intermediate Care we are committed to investing in people forging new partnerships between health, social care, the care agency sector and voluntary services.

In Somerset we have proven that when we work together, we can achieve truly great things for people.

We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic OT to join our MDT. We are a friendly and supportive MDT.

We have an opportunity in Oake Meadows nursing home, our bedded unit in Taunton.

You need to be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

In this post, you will be supported to :

Develop, use and be creative with your OT skills to work holistically and look deeper than the original diagnosis

Have the freedom and support to act in patients' best interests what matters to you

Connect with, assess and treat patients who may have diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions

Work with patients, to set personalised goals and individual treatment programmes

Work with patients, their families and the MDT to plan and implement discharge

Organise, prioritise and plan your own caseload

Clinically supervise other members of the team

Take a role in the development of the Intermediate Care Service within Somerset

Your professional supervision, includes support from the team leader who is an experienced AHP therapist, working with you in intermediate care. Links with other occupational therapists within the intermediate care service will be supported.

The Occupational Therapy leads and Occupational Therapists across all agencies in Somerset are working together to implement our OT strategy with the aims of better experience for staff, better experience of care, better outcomes and values.

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 which includes a Person Specification for Band 5 and band 6 depending on experience.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience as band 5 or 6
  • Qualified OT
  • HCPC registered
  • Has UK driving licence and access to own vehicle


  • N/A



  • Previous experience as band 5 or 6


  • N/A

Additional Criteria


  • Has UK driving licence and access to own vehicle


  • N/A

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Oak Meadows Care Home

Wyvern Road




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