Occupational Therapist

NHS Tayside
16 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity within Dundee CHP Occupational Therapy Service for a Band 6 occupational therapist to work in this developing band 6 post. This is an excellent opportunity for a forward thinking registered occupational therapist who is a team player and has well developed communication skills to join us as we continue to expand and develop our occupational therapy team to include service provision over 7 days. Based within Ninewells Hospital, this post provides the potential to enhance your knowledge and skills to act independently to provide a full comprehensive specialist service by delivering OT interventions to patients within an acute hospital and be responsible for maximising their functional potential. This post is based in the acute medical wards covering a wide range of specialties and clinical areas such as Acute Medical Unit admissions unit, Short Stay Medical ward, Respiratory, Cardiac Care, Medicine for the Elderly, Renal and the Emergency Department ward.

We are looking for an individual who will provide specialised occupational therapy assessment, diagnosis, treatment discharge planning and onward referral of own patient caseload, facilitating high quality treatment with the interdisciplinary team working in partnership with all agencies providing care and support for this patient group. You will be expected to work as part of the multidisciplinary team in ensuring effective delivery of patient care and be able to successfully work together with colleagues in the acute hospital setting and beyond with onward referral and discharge to a complex range of patients to our colleagues in local authority to ensure that there is a seamless approach to practice. Leadership and mentoring skills will be developed as this post provides supervision and support for junior staff. As a band 6 OT, you will assist in the development of the service within your team as well as supporting change and development within the wider OT department.

Allied Health Professions are moving to 7 day working and this post will require some weekend working in line with the evidence base and the strategic direction of NHS Tayside. This is for improved patient outcomes and to maximise a person-centred equitable approach to care. All new contracts for AHP staff will be for a 7 days service/rota to enable the service to be ready to move to a safe and effective 7 day service.

For this post, you can expect to be fully supported through our established system of personal development planning and training programmes. We have a strong commitment to MDT working, clinical governance, CPD and evidence based practice. We fully support undergraduate OT training programmes and regularly accept students on practice placements from Scottish and International Universities. The post holder will hold current HCPC registration.

Informal enquiries to:
Gillian Crighton, OT Operational Manager, phoneemail:
Kelly Ross, Acute Medical OT Team Lead: Telemail:

Written approval must be sought from your line manager prior to applying for this secondment. You will be required to bring this if shortlisted for interview.

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