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Occupational Therapist posted by Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Full Time
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

Occupational therapy is a key part of patients’ recovery at Langdon Hospital. We are committed to providing occupationally-focused assessments, interventions and outcomes that are needs-led and evidence-based. The team has a complement of highly skilled Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors and OT Assistants who provide vocational, creative, educational and life skills support. We also support a highly regarded Recovery College and Patient and Carer engagement team.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our band 5 Occupational Therapy Team at Langdon Hospital. The band 5 role covers the Langdon site, giving opportunities to work within medium and low secure services, as well as our open rehabilitation units. Where there is an identified clinical need there is a requirement for the band 5 Occupational Therapists to work flexibly to support our therapeutic programme.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop a wide range of clinical skills and have opportunities to contribute to the supervision of our technical team and support workers. The post-holder will contribute to service development and quality improvement initiatives. There is opportunity to participate in learning and professional development. We also have on-site peer support groups.

It is an exciting time to join us; our team is developing as we strengthen the role of occupational therapists at Langdon Hospital. A positive and open attitude to multidisciplinary working is vital as is a strong patient focus and a desire to provide excellent support to people who use our services. Our goal is to deliver a recovery focused service that supports our patient’s hopes for the future and facilitates opportunities for individuals to learn and practice skills that will underpin their return to community life.

Langdon Hospital provides a forensic mental health service for Devon and Cornwall. This campus-style site currently offers a service for 111 male clients with a range of mental health needs through an integrated care pathway from medium, low-secure, open rehabilitation and pre-discharge units. Each ward has a full complement of multidisciplinary professions that include nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, medical and social work, delivering high quality care and treatment.

Whilst newly qualified OTs are welcome to apply (We have an established preceptorship programme that will support your learning and development post-qualifying).

We are particularly keen to recruit Band 5 OT staff who have aspirations to move towards Band 6 Roles. Whilst we cannot guarantee Band 6 posts, we can provide opportunities to develop your clinical skills (such as in personality disorder and sensory integration) and/or leadership/management (running a ward/NHS leadership programme).

Please contact Mike Feighan ( Email address removed ) or [Click here to apply], for a discussion or to arrange a visit.

Application supporting information

Prior to paper shortlisting, you will be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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