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Rotational Occupational Therapist

£24,214 - £30,112 Per Annum
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy acute NHS Foundation Trust as a rotational junior occupational therapist with opportunities across the integrated acute and community services. We are based in a beautiful part of the country with the sea and the moors and located in the historic city of Exeter.

The post holder is responsible for providing occupational therapy assessment, diagnosis & treatment and education & advice to patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team. There will be liaison with family, carers and external agencies to ensure safe and effective discharge of patients from the acute trust and/or appropriate transfer of care. This caseload will be allocated by the relevant Speciality Team Lead and will be ward, community hospital or domiciliary based work.

This is a developmental post as part of a rotational scheme supported by experienced occupational therapists. Rotations specialities may include general, acute or respiratory medicine, older people, surgery, neurology, acute stroke, neuro-rehabilitation based at Mardon and within the community services across Exeter, mid and east Devon supporting the urgent community response teams, rehabilitation and intermediate care.

The specific caseloads will be flexible across all in-patient & out-patient clinical areas within the Trust. The post also holds a requirement to participate in regular seven day per week cover / weekends as required, shift patterns which may include working until 6pm and car driver is essential.

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
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.**

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

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