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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 267-CH1771456

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Therapy Services
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for either a new graduate (2019) or experienced band 5 to join our dynamic, friendly and supportive team in the Community Therapy Service in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The present position is in the South West Locality with the office based in Abingdon. There may be a possibility for a rotation with this post into another setting.

The Community Therapy Service is part of the Integrated Locality Team consisting of district nurses, a community matron and end of life team. This would give you the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team and develop both professional and generic skills.

The objectives of the team are to help maximise people’s independence and help maintain them at home by providing rehabilitation, advice and equipment. The work is very variable with patients aged 18 plus but mainly elderly, with a wide variety of issues and condition such as falls, poor mobility, and strokes.

You will join the 2 year Band 5 preceptorship programme, with possibility of attaining Master’s level points, which includes leadership and reflective learning, action learning sets, profession and service specific topics. You will also receive regular supervision, mandatory training and support with Continuing Professional Development so you will have an overall great start to your career.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jessica Deguara, Clinical Lead, on 07887 845667, or call 01865 903468 and ask for the South West Community Therapy Team.

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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