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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Community Rehabilitation
Band 5
Full time. Part time considered.
Job ref
Seaton, Axminster & Sidmouth, EX12 2UU
£23,023 - £29,608
28/10/2018 23:59

The Seaton, Axminster and Sidmouth Cluster has an attractive mix of rural villages and coastal towns whilst being only 30mins drive from Exeter. The Cluster is set in a landscape of outstanding natural beauty, and part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The largest landslip in the UK provides the landscape for coastal walks, fishing harbours and beautiful beaches. Inland, the market town of Axminster provides excellent rail links to London and Exeter. We have an exciting opening for enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our community team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and forward thinking service with high morale and a commitment to supporting people at home.

You will be well supported and encouraged to continuously develop to meet the needs of yourself and the service. We offer flexibility in working patterns, term time or seasonal contracts, free parking and the chance to practice with true autonomy. The post is rotational between the ward, urgent care response and the community rehabilitation team. Duties will include assessing and treating patients who have a wide range of neurological conditions, those that are frequent fallers and complex patients who have multi pathology including dementia. The emphasis will be on providing rehabilitation, preventing hospital admissions and supporting the early supported discharge process from hospital. The successful candidates will work closely with Community & Specialist Nursing Colleagues, the Adult Social Care team, General Practitioners, Sidmouth community hospital and the acute hospital, as well as with other therapists within the Integrated Health Team. For further details / informal visits contact: Helen Ruse (Band 7 Clinical OT lead) 07816079853 Steve Poulton (Therapy Manager) 07816957161 Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity ***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.*** DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Ruse 07816079853

If you have problems applying, contact

Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Barrack Road
01392 403936 or 403758

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