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Specialist Respiratory Occupational Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a respiratory MDT based in the community.

We are a respiratory team formed my specialist nurses, physiotherapists, support workers, speech and language therapist, exercise instructor and dietitian. We are looking to complete our MDT with an static occupational therapist to provide even greater holistic care to our patients suffering with respiratory conditions.

Are you looking for a job where you can apply all of your occupational therapy skills? This is the one for you!

We are looking for someone that can contribute to our pulmonary rehabilitation groups by helpings us run the exercise classes as well as providing education to patients about pacing, breathing control and coping strategies to manage breathlessness. This is a unique role where you will be able to provide strategies to manage aspects of mental and physical health.

Apart from being part of our pulmonary rehabilitation service, you will also have your own caseload in the community.

We cover central Cornwall and work closely with our colleagues in the West and the North and East respiratory community teams. You will be working with patients with chronic respiratory conditions, COPD, asthma, IPF, bronchiectasis.

We are very flexible team and are willing to look at flexible working to make it work for you and for the service. We highly encourage all candidates to contact us if you have questions about the role.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard occupational therapy service, performing advanced assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this, formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions as an autonomous practitioner using independence of judgement. To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision, training and appraisal. To participate in the planning and development of Occupational Therapy services within the designated team. To screen for anxiety and depression using validated tools in line with national guidance.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Professional Registration - HCPC
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of appropriate postgraduate courses and CPD to support practice, to degree equivalent level
  • Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • A broad range of clinical experience in a variety of community and inpatient settings

Skills and Aptitude


  • Teaching, Assessing, coaching and mentoring skills to facilitate an effective learning environment for staff and students

Knowledge and abilities


  • Confident and competent leadership with the ability to work in diverse and complex situations

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell/Falmouth

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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