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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/04/2021.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 383-FOR-2350-21

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
Kingsway Hospital, Derby
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service that is embracing the therapeutic day and recovery into mental health Rehab Pathways?

Are you someone who has a passion for working with adults with a mental illness and who wants to use your core skills as an Occupational Therapist?

As Occupational Therapists we are positioned to shape the culture of rehab settings to promote a therapeutic day, enhancing therapeutic environment and recovery focused approaches. This post will be contracted with Audrey House however currently due to temporary closure due to the Covid 19 response the successful candidate would work across the Rehabilitation service .

The post holder would recieve support and access to a much wider OT team and professional networks within the wider Trust.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist, who has an interest in providing care to adults within a Residential Rehab setting. You will be responsible for providing OT assessments and interventions, both individual and in groups. You will work collaboratively within the wider MDT, including the band 6 OT, OTA and nursing assistants to provide a therapeutic programme that supports the use of meaningful activity and recovery. You will develop therapeutic activities, sharing OT skills and knowledge within a Person-Centred, Recovery Based Approach.

You will need to be a dynamic clinician with good interpersonal skills to enable engagement of service users and staff in the therapeutic programme.

Occupational Therapists are recognised as essential core members of the multi-disciplinary team, and are in the forefront of developing recovery and therapeutic interventions. DHCFT can offer both personal and clinical development opportunities, in addition to regular professional and clinical supervision, Personal Development Plans, and support for Continual Professional Development activities. We also offer a number of clinical and professional development opportunities through our clinical forums and internal professional networks and links with local universities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sara Johnson

Senior Nurse

01332 623714

Additional contact information

Kylie Coningham - Senior Occupational Therapist - 01332 623714


This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


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DBS Check
The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.



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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