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Activities Coordinator

Job Reference: 415-Z21-210

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Fortescue Ward
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

We are looking to recruit an activity coordinator to join our Dementia and Care of the Elderly team on Fortescue Ward.  This role is for 37.5 hours per week.

The Activity coordinator plays an important role in patient’s recovery by providing meaningful activities to promote appropriate levels of stimulation, promote well- being and encourage and maintain a patient’s current level of function and avoid de-conditioning whist in hospital.

You will lead on developing an activity programmer, facilitating groups and individual interventions on the ward. The post holder will work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, liaising closely with nursing and therapy staff to design person centred activities contributing positively to the emotional and psychological wellbeing of patients. We are fortunate to have the support of our volunteers who already are involved with the patients on this ward.

The successful candidates will need to be passionate about dementia care and demonstrate their enthusiasm and motivation to make a real difference working within our trust values. They must be able to work as part of a team but also under their own initiative to provide and co-ordinate such activities.

If you require any further information please contact Kate Barnard on 01271 322330

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future.

Closing Date: 23rd May 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

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.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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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