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Senior Occupational Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
We are looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy team based at Langdon Hospital, in Dawlish.

You will be joining the team of Occupational Therapists, our Assistants and our Engagement & Involvement team (E&I) and will work as part of the MDT to provide specialist Occupational Therapy assessments, to assess individual occupational needs and provide group and individual interventions to promote recovery. You will support the Band 5 to manage their caseload and will also hold a small caseload of your own which will include the more complex patients.

This Band 6 role will give you an opportunity to further develop your professional and clinical skills, lead small scale projects and includes line management responsibilities.

You will be given excellent professional and clinical support as you develop your skills and ideas in this post.

We will support you to grow and develop in your role. We are keen to support people to achieve their career potential and this is in part offered through a wide variety of training opportunities. In return, you will need to be motivated, forward thinking, and flexible.
About you
You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT) with evidence of post-graduate courses or on-going training and development in the theory and practice of mental health occupational therapy. In addition, you will have demonstrable OT experience at Band 5.

You will be required to foster close effective working relationships with the senior leadership team and you will become an important part of the team, working to ensure that every patient receives high quality care. The role is dynamic and challenging and you will be expected to take on clinical leadership responsibilities to support the delivery of occupational therapy assessment and interventions.

A positive and open attitude to multidisciplinary working is vital as is a strong patient focus and a desire to provide excellent support to people who use our services to establish hope for the future and facilitate individuals to learn and practice skills that support their goals and discharge to community life.

It is an exciting time to join us; our team is developing as we strengthen the role of Occupational Therapist at Langdon Hospital. Our goal is to deliver a recovery focused service that supports our patient’s hopes for the future and facilitates opportunities for individuals to learn and practice skills that will underpin their return to community life.
Secure Services
We have 2 Local Delivery Units (LDUs) at various locations across South Devon including our Inpatient, Community Forensic and Criminal Justice Services as well as our Prison Mental Health Teams.

The Directorate supports people who, as a result of their mental health issues, have had contact with the legal system and need a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to help them recover. This includes contact within Liaison and Diversion services; assessment and treatment within our 3 Devon prisons; secure inpatient care and discharge into the community.
About us

Overall Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England.

Our passion and commitment to achieve this shapes our vision, mission and strategy to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. All of our members of staff work to our organisational values.

Langdon Hospital is committed to involving patients, families and carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production wherever we can.

Co-production is about people with lived experience and staff working as equals, sharing expertise and power to improve outcomes and services for people who use them, families, friends and staff.

We expect all our staff to embrace this way of working, recognising the equal value of everyone involved in service design and delivery.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive. If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
  • Refer a friend scheme applies – both earn up to £500 See attached t&c’s
Living here
South Devon offers a beautiful coastal and countryside location with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the country, the moors, canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.

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