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OT Support Worker

Band 3 (20,700- £22,594)
Dumfries & Galloway
NHS Dumfries and Galloway


Community Health and Social Care Regional (DG) ,Community Health and Social Care (DG)

An opportunity has arisen to join the Acute Occupational Therapy Team at Dumfries &Galloway Royal Infirmary. This will be based mainly in the Orthopaedic unit. You will be allocated a patient caseload by the qualified OT and be expected to implement and modify existing treatment plans within the scope of your practice. You will be expected to liaise with patients, carers and external agencies regularly, therefore requiring excellent communication skills.
You should demonstrate the ability to multi-task in a busy environment and be able to manage your own workload. In addition, there are non clinical tasks within the department that are also a requirement of this post. The Occupational Therapy Team provides a supportive learning environment through regular supervision, training and the appraisal process.
As a post development, it is planned that you will also be expected to undertake some Physiotherapy Support worker competencies that would enhance the patient's care journey. You will be given full support and training for this programme.

Due to the every changing healthcare landscape, there will be the requirement to work flexibly across different units and over 7 days . This also may include Public holidays. This will be discussed at interview.

Please contact Gillian Carson on 01387 242995 for any informal enquiries.

Employer details: Attractions of the region include fine countryside and coastline, ideal for outdoor pursuits, good schools, good transport links and a favourable cost of living compared to other parts of the UK.

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