Rotational Senior Occupational Therapist - Intermediate Care

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and inspiring Occupational Therapist to provide advanced clinical and professional Occupational Therapy within the intermediate care services. The post holder will complete nine month rotations between Discharge to Assess, Rapid Response and Bedded pathway service.

You will gain an in depth understanding of community working and supporting people within their own homes and bedded facilities.

Intermediate care services in Somerset have been hugely successful - 'hailed as one of the best in the UK by Professor John Bolton' and shaping policy at a national level. A recent report by ADASS and Impower - 'The Age of Intermediate Care' - featured Somerset as a case study, praising our 'high performing system'. In Intermediate Care we are committed to investing in people; forging new partnerships between health, social care, the care agency sector and voluntary services. In Somerset we have proven that when we work together, we can achieve truly great things for people.

The post holder will be required to work their hours over 7 days, including out of hours, weekends and bank holidays, to meet the needs of the service.

Post holder must be a car driver with a valid driving license in the UK with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the trust.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to carry out specific therapy assessments which will include goal setting and treatment planning, assessing risk, promoting and enabling independent functioning. You will be committed to a person-centered approach to your work, have an ability to prioritise and work flexibly.

Who are you?
  • Are you a fully qualified Occupational Therapist with an active HCPC registration?
  • Do you have a desire to enhance your post-graduate training and experience?
  • Do you want to get involved in a pioneering service that welcomes development initiatives and integration projects?
  • Keen to take an active role in developing and nurturing others, both personally and professionally?
  • Hoping to support the leadership of an engaged, friendly and supportive team?

About us

  • As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
  • The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
  • There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for further information about the role and the personal requirements and specification.

Person Specification Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Supervision, appraisal and teaching experience.
  • Broad range of acute/community experience
  • Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning
  • Service development experience

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