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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/11/2020.

Occupational Therapist Specialist

Job Reference: 415-S20-255

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

Are you interested in developing your Occupational Therapy specialist skills, clinical knowledge and supervision skills within rehabilitation? We may have a post for you.

We are looking for a motivated, determined and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our medical rehabilitation team within the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust.

Weare working towards a model of care as part of Government initiatives in providing a discharge to assess service following patients home from hospital. You will part of this exciting service development linking our acute and community teams across North Devon.

The post will be based across the acute rehabilitation wards in Northern Devon District Hospital and also working in our community rehabilitation beds at South Molton.

You will be part of our holistic multidisciplinary team that has a dynamic approach to healthcare and rehabilitation.You should have relevant experience working at a junior level or equivalent with comprehensiveexperience of assessment and treatment of patients with a wide range of complex conditions. You will be expected to be responsible for your own clinical caseload and to work without direct supervision.

In addition to your clinical responsibilities you will also have opportunities to advance the frailty and care of the elderly service provisions in line with local and national clinical guidelines. It is an exciting time within our frailty services with the trust investing in new pathways and growing opportunities for development.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality teaching and supervision whilst maintaining your own professional and highly specialist knowledge base.

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 across acute and community sites.

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

• Development opportunities and training to facilitate your CPD including post-graduate level learning, with quality improvement projects encouraged.

Both North Devon District and South Molton Community hospitals are 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.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week: Mon-Fri 08:00-16.00 (Will be required to work occasional shifts on the weekend roster as per rota or a 7 day working pattern depending on the outcome of a review )

** 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**

Closing date: 26/11/2020


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.

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