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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2021.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 415-Z21-011

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
South Molton
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

We are looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist who has an interest in Frailty and rehabilitation to join the Medical Rehabilitation Therapy Team at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust working 27.5 hours per week.

This post holder will be based at South Molton Hospital and work with the Therapy Clinical Lead to develop the frailty service with in the trust and the development of Therapy Led Beds with in the Community site. You will be part of an integrated Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy team that has a forward thinking approach to healthcare and rehabilitation.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in the field of care of the elderly, frailty and rehabilitation. It will be advantageous to have acute clinical experience.

You should have experience in setting patient lead goals, and understand the discharge to assess model.

As part of your role you will be supervising junior Therapy staff and be willing to participate in training and educating staff. You should have previous experience in supervising staff.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, flexible, committed to team working, excellent communication, problem solving and organization skills

The post holder will work on the weekend Medical Rehabilitation rota at North Devon District Hospital.

** 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: 18th January 2021

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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