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Senior Occupational Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£26,964 to £32,470 a year p.a.
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an occupational therapist to join the therapies team at St. Ann's hospital.

The therapies team covers the 6 acute wards at St. Ann's.

The team provide a dedicated occupational therapist to each ward and a service from physiotherapy and exercise instruction.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside the OTs already in post on the male treatment ward and acute admissions unit adding extra value through the delivery of a dedicated OT role working with men as they move between the 2 units.

The post holder will have a supervisory role supporting the rotation B5 OT's as they complete their 6 months rotations on Harbour ward.

They will work closely with the OTs on both wards in the delivery of a sensory friendly, trauma informed service evidence based occupational therapy service.

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 Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • Registration with HCPC
Job specific experience Essential
  • Developed and proven experience in Mental Health
  • Previous experience of working in the Community, using community resources
Managerial/supervisory experience Desirable
  • Evidence of how to motivate a team and develop staff or evidence of self motivation
Personal qualities/attributes Essential
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team

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