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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2021.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 085-WHC-20430

Wiltshire Health and Care
085 Respiratory Team - WHC4013
South Wiltshire - Exact TBC
£38,890 to £44,503 pa pro rata

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?

Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Respiratory Team - Long Covid Service

15 Hours per Week - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

We are looking for a highly skilled, caring Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our flourishing Long Covid Assessment team.

As the mental health Occupational Therapist you will be working with the clinical team in the south of the region, based at 5 Rivers in Salisbury to develop the Long Covid service, evaluate and implement timely changes. You will assess, treat and develop interventions for people who have mental health issues in response to the impact of their Long Covid Symptoms.  The post holder is expected to have experience of working with clients with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders. They should have experience of cognitive behavioural models of working and of running small groups. This is a unique opportunity to support and contribute to the emerging knowledge, expertise and skill development regarding Long Covid. You will be expected to work closely with clinicians across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, sharing your knowledge and skills through training and educational events and supervision.  

The Wiltshire Health and Care is working in partnership to provide the BSW (Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Health and Care single point of access Long Covid Rehab Assessment service. This is the first clinical service that has worked within our emerging integrated care system. This post will help to support the delivery of this service.

The BSW Long Covid Rehab assessment team is made up of respiratory nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, rehab support workers and is supported by a multi-disciplinary team from across BSW comprising Cardiologist, Respiratory Consultant, Local GP’s, Commissioners and allied health professions. The service was set up in December in response to the pandemic and the emerging needs of patients suffering with long lasting Covid symptoms.

Depending on the successful candidate experience supervision will be provided within the team from peer supervision, from our experienced band 7 Occupational Therapist Programme lead and can also access case by case support within the MDT.

Wiltshire Health and Care is a partnership, focused solely on delivering improved community services in Wiltshire and enabling people to live independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.

We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Wiltshire Health and Care are supportive of flexibility and are open to discussions regarding flexible working for our roles. We will endeavour to meet the flexibility needs of individuals however we must always ensure delivery of our services to our patients and communities is not impacted.

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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