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Occupational Therapist, Band 6

18819 - 22734 GBP YEAR
Bere Regis
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the multidisciplinary Purbeck Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team. This vacancy is for 22.5 hours per week.

The post will involve assessment and treatment of patients in both a community and inpatient setting (Purbeck area and Swanage Community Hospital) to prevent hospital admissions, promote earlier hospital discharges and rehabilitate a wide variety of conditions. The hospital caseload comprises of a mix of complex medical problems including orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory and elderly care.

The community caseload offers a wide variety of pathologies and conditions to treat and rehabilitate. Support for complex admission avoidance patients is provided by our integrated advanced practitioner and GP cover.

The post would suit a therapist with a commitment to integrated working with a passion for promoting rehabilitation, occupation and function as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation pathway. Training can be provided to develop any areas of specific clinical interest. Professional support and access to the Trust’s clinical supervision, in-service training and other developmental opportunities are just some of the benefits of working as part of this team.

The other benefits involve working in a beautiful area of Dorset as part of a busy, friendly team, who are co-located with social services and community matrons which offers further scope for training and development. The hours of work are flexible and would include being part of a rota at weekends and bank holidays.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Jackie Lidgard

Job title: Team Leader

Telephone number: 01929 408073