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Primary Care Occupational Therapist Band 7

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £40,057 - £42,121
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Primary Care
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Primary Care Occupational Therapist Band 7

Full AND part-time hours! Hours do include some weekend / evening working as part of the PN standard hours.

We've had a successful first phase of recruitment into the Primary Care Networks Occupational Therapy service, with 8 Occupational Therapists now appointed. Our next phase hopes to extend by a further 4 over another 4 PCNs across the County of Somerset in either: Bridgwater, Mendip, South Somerset West (Crewkerne) and Yeovil, Taunton.

Mendip PCN information found here!

You may be working in a person's home, clinic, in the community or using virtual appointments to offer flexible and accessible provision.

As a developing service there is plenty of opportunity to use or develop your leadership and clinical skills. You will be supported via regular supervision with our Professional Lead OT, peer network and a Community of practice to share learning and ensure development needs are met.

Posts are matched to a PCN so you become part of the Primary Care team, at the same time as enjoying Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and a strong support of peers who are developing and delivering similar services. Relocation package is applicable for these roles.

We anticipate interviews to be held in October 2022.

Main duties of the job

We are supporting development with our Occupational Therapists to complete the HEE FCP roadmap for OT either through taught or portfolio routes.

Imagine an Occupational Therapy role where you're able to work as part of a multi-professional team, where your unique skills and contribution are valued and where you can use the full suite of your Core Occupational Therapy skills to both co-create and deliver Occupational Therapy in a team who are focused on maximising health, wellbeing and independence.

These roles will be based in our Primary Care networks who will offer your operational support; Professional support is delivered by Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

We believe these roles will be instrumental in achieving the best outcomes for the people living in our communities and would welcome applications for B7 roles (see JD)

They will work collaboratively with the PCN's multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to meet the needs of individuals and carers, support the delivery of new policy and procedures, and provide Occupational Therapy leadership as required.

Our service and roles are embedded in Primary Care Multi Disciplinary Teams, focussed on prevention and are in addition to existing provision; although working in close partnership with Neighbourhood services. You will receive support to network into local teams and networks, and may use cutting edge risk stratification tools such as Brave AI.

About us

Having a shared OT strategy across Somerset allow us to build on a firm foundation of a shared vision for how OT is delivered in Somerset.

This allows us to offer really exciting and progressive opportunities and services to our Occupational Therapists and our communities.

The creation and delivery of a hosted model of our Occupational Therapists in Primary Care Networks is an example of just this- with a dedicated commitment to providing Occupational Therapy close to home and in settings that enable people to live as independently as they can in Somerset.

Working as an OT within Somerset FT is a friendly and supportive experience. We are able to offer a wide range of development and support due to the creation of ICS tailored to your career aspirations and life choices.

We offer a competitive relocation package to those looking to move to Somerset.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see our Job Description for full outline of duties and responsibilities of this role.

Candidates are required to have at least 5 years post qualifying experience to access FCP training courses.

You will need to have a clarity of professional identity and also be comfortable working with a degree with uncertainty as new services are tested and developed. You will not be alone and professional support will be available from Somerset OTs through individual, peer and a community of practice.

These roles will be instrumental in supporting the establishment and delivery of Occupational Therapy services across Somerset that respond to local population needs.

The post-holder will be required to establish and maintain key relationships with the local neighbourhood services and across the PCN Multi- Disciplinary Team.

For more information please contact our recruitment team:

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Demonstrable experience of working at an advanced level of practice
  • Evidence of inspiring and motivating teams with the ability to communicate passionately, effectively and persuasively across set a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Leadership qualification and application in practice

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Various across Somerset County. Including: Bridgwater, Mendip, South Somerset West (Crewkerne) and Yeovil.



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