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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2019.

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Occupational Therapy Advanced Practitioner and Team Lead OT/ PT

Job Reference: 415-AA19-133ND

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata

We are looking for a dynamic and flexible Team Lead and Occupational Therapy Advanced Practitioner for the Respiratory Team (Medical and Surgical) based at North Devon District Hospital. The post holder will lead a Team across an integrated Team of Occupational and Physiotherapists, taking the Clinical lead for Occupational Therapy across the Surgical, Respiratory, Cardiology Wards, Intensive Care and the Hospice. The post holder will work closely with the Physiotherapy Advanced Practitioners.

The Respiratory Team sits with in the Acute Inpatient Therapy Service which consists of teams across Medical Rehabilitation and the Orthopaedic Wards. We are proud to deliver a fully integrated Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy service across all areas.

Within the Respiratory Team , we have been proactive in: developing a OT service on Intensive care; assessing and treating patients early in the pathway; supporting the development of assistant practitioners; working collaboratively with the Neuro-Rehab Team to manage patients admitted with neurological conditions; implementing rehabilitation pathways for Trauma patients; embedding Enhanced Recovery principles across all services; developing a Home first ethos and active involvement in research and development.

You will be required to ensure delivery of high quality patient centered care measured by clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience.

You will be expected to work as an autonomous practitioner, be up to date with evidence based practice and be able to offer advanced assessment and rehabilitation of patients. The Trust is keen to support staff to develop strong leadership and clinical skills through both internal and external CPD opportunities.

The post holder will be required to work autonomously on weekend rotas and on bank holidays.

Closing date: 21/04/2019

** 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**


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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