Occupational Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy Team at Langdon Hospital.

You will play a key role in supporting our patients recovery through occupationally focused assessments, interventions and outcomes that are needs-led and evidence-based. This band 5 role covers the Langdon Hospital site, providing you with an opportunity to work within our medium and low secure services, as well as our open rehabilitation units.

You will have opportunities to develop a wide range of clinical skills as well as supervising support staff and students. You will be encouraged to contribute to service development and quality improvement initiatives as well as participating in learning and professional development.

You will possess a degree in Occupational Therapy or a Diploma from COT. Newly qualified occupational therapists are welcome to apply (we have an established preceptorship programme to support your learning and development post-qualifying).

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.

It is an exciting time to join us; our team is developing as we strengthen the role of occupational therapists. Our goal is to deliver a recovery focused service that supports our patients hopes for the future and facilitates opportunities for individuals to learn and practice skills that will underpin their return to community life.

Main duties of the job

Manage a defined clinical caseload, using evidence based and client centred principles to assess, plan implement and evaluate OT interventions for service users within Langdon Hospital.

Supervise support staff and students as requested by the Senior Occupational Therapist.

Contribute to service development in line with the Trust and Directorate organisational objectives.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job decription and person specification for further information on the job role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Bsc Hons Degree in Occupational Therapy or Diploma from COT
  • Evidence of Post Graduate Courses
Experience Essential
  • Application of the OT Process
  • Use of standardised / functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Prior Mental Health or Learning Disability experience
  • Previous Band 5 post
  • Forensic placement or work experience
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Clear understanding of core OT skills
  • Awareness of the implications of long-term institutional care
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice including CPA and risk assessment management
  • Awareness of legal restraints impacting on the rehabilitation of mentally disordered offenders

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).

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Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Devon Partnership NHS Trust





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