Occupational Therapist - Eating Disorders

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Eating Disorders
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Role
This role is based within The Haldon Specialist Eating Disorder Service at Wonford House Hospital, Exeter.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Band 5 Occupational Therapist, who is interested in working people with Eating Disorders to join the team. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for completing evidence based assessments and interventions with our service users.

With supports and supervision, the applicant will have responsibility for a defined caseload of patients who have a diagnosis of Eating Disorders, alongside contributing to team and service development.

The post holder will be supported to develop knowledge of relevant legislation, the use of Occupational Therapy models and interventions, whilst becoming skilled in liaising with the multi-disciplinary team and external agencies.
About You
The post holder will be required to have a high level of adaptable communication skills, be compassionate, respectful and value individual patient needs. They will have the ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner, be resilient and emotionally intelligent and engage positively with patients and their families and carers.

You will be working in a friendly and supportive environment, with a focus on providing the very best patient care.
The location
Your base will be at the Haldon Unit in Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You’ll be part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.
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.

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 with the NHS 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 benefit
  • 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.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations 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.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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