Occupational Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£21,644 to £26,347 a year p.a
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Dorset is renowned for its quality of living, picturesque countryside and its famous Jurassic Coastline. You could improve your quality of life by combining these benefits with working for a transformational organisation.

Dorset Healthcare Trust's aim is to be an innovative and responsive provider, delivering high quality integrated care to make a positive difference to the health, well-being and independence of the people in Dorset.

Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic, friendly innovative team?

If the answer is yes, we have the job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to be part of our multi professional team here in East Dorset. Working on the Community Hospital Rehabilitation ward and out in the community.

The work will include some weekend working as the service runs over seven days; this is on a rota system.

You should be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional having good assessment skills, organisational skills, the ability to prioritise your work and excellent communication skills.

Recent experience of working in a similar environment would be beneficial but is not essential. Awareness of the effects of ill health and the ageing process and a basic level of IT literacy are an essential requirement.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high-quality person-centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.

To undertake assessment of patients / service users care needs and develop programmes of care/Rehabilitation as part of the wider multi-disciplinary care team.

To provide advice to patients/ service users and carers regarding their care.

To plan, implement and review health improvement programmes in a range of settings.

Provide supervision, mentorship, and clinical support to students and junior staff in the team.

The post holder will need to have a full UK driving licence and access to a car as they will be required to monitor patients in their own homes and other community settings.

As a key member of the team you will find the experience challenging, rewarding and varied.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Educational qualifications / requirements Essential
  • Diploma /BSc/BA Occupational Therapy
  • H.P.C. registration
  • Membership of Professional Body
  • Membership of Special Interest Group
Information Technology Essential
  • Experience of using IT systems such as Microsoft
  • Experience of using electronic patient/service user record systems
  • Experience of using similar IT system to Microsoft
Communication Essential
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively
  • Evidence of courses taken
Skills / Experience / Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Experience in assessing, developing, and implementing Occupational Therapy Programs
  • Relevant supervised experience gained during clinical placements
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of partnership working
  • Presentation skills
  • Research skills

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