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Occupational Therapist Respiratory

Job Reference: 415-E20-410

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Occupational Therapy
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

You should have clinical knowledge and experience of working with complex patients with a variety of respiratory conditions and have the skills to provide assessments, deliver effective treatment plans and design on-going management plans. Candidates will need to possess excellent communication skills in order to provide a patient-centred service, liaise with out of locality agencies, and ensure a safe and timely case management. This is an opportunity to join a new respiratory out-patient service and provide specialist knowledge to the inpatient wards.

In return, we can offer you a supported work environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge and play a key role in the delivery of high-quality health care. There are multiple opportunities for personal and professional development, both within the team and though our partnership with the University of Plymouth. You will be supported in your role through work-based competencies and regular supervision.

We offer a rewarding and challenging clinical environment. Our integrated team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Clinical Support Workers have won awards for their mentorship skills and have been successful in uplifting therapy services to meet new demands.

This position is a fantastic opportunity to experience:

• An interesting, challenging and diverse caseload.

• Collaborative multi-disciplinary team working with close links to community partners.

• Development opportunities and training to facilitate your CPD, with quality improvement projects encouraged.

• Opportunity for post-graduate level learning.

North Devon District Hospital is situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple within very close reach of some of the country’s best beaches in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are currently able to offer financial assistance with relocation costs for the successful applicant to this post.

The hours for this post are 18.75 per week.

Closing Date: 07/01/2021

**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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