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Band 6 Occupational Therapist-Pathways Team

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about making a genuine difference to peoples lives?

Due to the current post holders promotion, we have an opportunity for an occupational therapist to join our in-patient team, based at Glastonbury Care Home and West Mendip Hospital.

You would be a valued member, in a friendly multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistant practitioners, rehab assistants, social workers, pharmacy technicians, a discharge facilitator and others.

Your professional supervision, includes from the team leader who is an experienced occupational therapist, and works within the units. Links with other occupational therapists within the intermediate care service are being developed, and profession specific peer supervision is now available

Full time, but part time working and job share considered. Part agile, flexible working, and development posts and secondments also considered.

Free on-site parking in both units.

Informal conversations and visits welcome, please contact Anita Vowles, Team leader, 01458836474, or Sarah Higgins, Discharge Pathway Manager- Tel: 07385083834 | Email:

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality patient centred care and specialist rehabilitation to adults referred to the Intermediate Care Bedded Pathway Service. Ideally 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

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,

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 and managerially supervise other members of the team.

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

For further information, please see attached full job description and person specification. If you require any further information, please contact the line manager on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses


  • Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists



  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • willingness to work in other intermediate care locations
  • willingness to work weekends and bank holidays when requested


  • Experience in a Community Hospital setting
  • experience of service development

Additional Criteria


  • willingness to work in other intermediate care locationswillingness to work weekends and bank holidays when requested

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Glastonbury Care Home

Glastonbury Care Home




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