Occupational Therapist, Band 5

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
08 Nov 2018
13 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Occupational Therapy - Psychiatric Intensive CareGrade Band 5Contract PermanentHours 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 184-SS.GEN.111 Site Wellsprings, TauntonTown TauntonSalary £23,023 to £29,608 per annumClosing 25/11/2018 23:59

At Holford Ward, we recognise that to provide exceptional care to our patients, we need exceptional people, and this is where you come in.

We are a progressive 10 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), based in Taunton. The ward has undergone a major refurbishment, providing a specifically designed, modern, bright and comfortable environment for individuals admitted to our service as well as offering our staff a better working environment.

We are now looking for an Occupational therapist to join our dynamic and innovative team. The role is a band 5, offering £23,023 to £29,608 per year, depending on your experience.

You will work closely with the Ward Manager and clinical leads in the Inpatient ward ensuring the provision and development of a growing quality service.

On a normal day, you will carry out general team assessments to gain an understanding of the client’s needs. You will also undertake specific Occupational Therapy assessments, which include risk assessment, goal setting and treatment planning, promoting and enabling independent living, and supporting clients to meet their goals.

You’re excellent communication skills will be imperative to this role and you’ll be able to think on your feet whilst motivating others. There will be an opportunity to work collaboratively with our consultants and a team of nurses to work closely and individually with your patients.

You will receive regular Supervision and Annual Appraisal and will be offered training opportunities to meet your Personal Development Plan.

If you feel you have what we are looking for, can demonstrate care and compassion and have the drive and commitment to deliver high quality care; this opportunity could be just for you!

Relocation packages are available.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on 01278 432008.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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