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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Various - around Oxford city and community hospitals
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a recently qualified OT looking to develop your skills and experience across a wide range of physical and mental health settings? We are looking for OT's to join our established Band 5 Occupational Therapy rotation.

Main duties of the job

The rotation offers a unique opportunity to work in a mix of clinical areas in different teams across physical health and mental health. The rotation currently includes:
  • Adult Mental Health (inpatient)
  • Adult Learning Disability (community)
  • Forensic Mental Health (inpatient)
  • Stroke Rehabilitation (inpatient)
  • Older Adult Mental Health (inpatient)
  • Older Adult Mental Health (community)
  • Community Therapy Service (community)
  • Community Hospital rehabilitation (inpatient)

The rotation is focused in and around the city of Oxford, with some rotations based in the community hospitals to the south of the county. Each rotation is for a period of 8 months.

In each rotation you will work within a team to assess, plan, treat and review patients with a range of physical and mental health conditions. Different settings use different clinical models or frameworks suitable for their area, which you will be supported to develop your understanding of. You will also be supported to work through specific competencies to evidence your developing skills in each specialty.

About us

In all the band 5 posts you will be fully supported by senior Occupational Therapy colleagues and a wider multi-disciplinary team. If this is your first qualified post, you will be supported to complete your preceptorship as part of our Flyer Programme. Also, there are exciting emerging opportunities for staff to participate in our new career framework going forward.

We offer all band 5 OTs a monthly CPD educational and peer support programme. These sessions cover a wide range of topics to ensure you access broader learning opportunities from current OT colleagues working within Oxford Health.

We are really proud of the range of clinical areas covered by our rotation, and the breadth of experience this will give our rotational OTs. We hope that this rotation, along with our B5 training programme and the Flyer Programme gives recently qualified OT's a great start in their career.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

We want you to have a great experience, working with us to support your development into the next generation of leaders and expert clinicians. We are committed to developing a strong occupational therapy workforce and supporting your career progression whether it be through quality improvement and research, clinical specialism, education or management and leadership.

Please note that it is essential for all candidates applying to this post to be car drivers who have access to cars for work purposes and to be physically able to meet the demands of OT interventions in mental and physical health settings.
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Mentions learning from a range of placements
  • Demonstration of MDT working
Skills Essential
  • Good command of written English
  • Demonstrates diverse skillset as required for rotation
Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registered or working towards

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