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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Radbourne Unit
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
27/01/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career?  Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services.  The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues.  We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities.  Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients.  Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

A substantive post opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the dynamic team at the Hope and Resilience Hub and linking into inpatient acute wards on Radbourne Unit.

The Occupational Therapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Hope and Resilience Hub and in-patient wards at the Radbourne Unit for adults at an acute phase of their mental illness; working  with patients to provide therapeutic meaningful activities to support individual’s recovery. We are committed to delivering high quality, person centred care. We are an evolving team which is open to change and developing new ways of working and have a positive profile within the Trust and with service users and carers.

We are looking for a suitably experienced Occupational Therapist who is motivated and dedicated to work alongside and lead the current team to contribute to the continued development of the service.  This role will involve facilitating group work, home assessments to facilitate timely discharge, enabling functional assessments, wellness and recovery planning. It is anticipated that this will be achieved through MDT work, representing the team at Unit level and within the Trust, and an ability to provide a positive role model to other team members.  You will also carry a clinical caseload, and support the team with their clinical work.

 In return you can expect to be supported in your professional development and develop skills appropriate to the needs of the service and client group.

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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

Karen Sangha
Job title
Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist / Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01332 623822 or 07500 228223
Additional information

Kate Heapy, Lead Occupational Therapist, on 01332 623822.

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
01332 564856, option 1, option 1 / 07900 138117 (please note, my normal working days are Wed, Thu, Fri)
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