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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 415-J20-357

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Therapy Department
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

Are you interested in developing your Occupational Therapy skills across a variety of specialities?

There is an opportunity to join the Occupational Therapy Junior rotation which provides experience cross Acute Medicine (Respiratory and Rehabilitation), Orthopaedics, Neurology Team (Acute, Rehabilitation and Early Supported Discharge) and in the Health and Social Care Teams based in Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford.

Each rotation is for six months.

This will provide an opportunity to work with an integrated team of therapists across Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. Recent developments in the rotations are opportunities to work across Health and Social Care and to work on the new refurbished Stroke Ward providing experience across Acute and Rehabilitaion.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they have sound core Occupational Therapy skills, a willingness to learn and a positive attitude towards team working.

This post is suitable for :

Students who are in their final year of training to be an Occupational Therapist.

Return to practice - This would role would enable you to complete your return to work training so you can re register as an Occupational Therapist.

If you have been qualified for a while and are looking to broaden your experience.

This post will enable you to consolidate and build on graduate skills and academic knowledge by participating in Continual Professional Development and other training opportunities. The post holder will receive regular clinical supervision and participate in a preceptorship programme. This also includes the opportunity to attend the Trust’s biannual OT Professional Forum which involves Occupational Therapists from across acute, community. social care, mental health, learning disability, outpatient and paediatric services, coming together to network, learn and share best practise

The post holder will be expected to work occasionally at the weekends.

Closing Date 02/12/2020

**As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**



Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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