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Friday 06 January 2017
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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 Hours/Week
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Radbourne Unit, DE22 3WQ
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum pro rata
26/04/2018 23:59

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Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives.
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Would you like to be part of a forward thinking progressive service that is embracing the therapeutic day and recovery approach into acute mental health wards?

Are you someone who has a passion for working with adults with acute mental illness and who wants to use your core skills as an Occupational Therapist?

We are taking a new and innovative approach in our adult acute inpatient services. In response to our service users’ needs and the demand for access to therapy across the 7 day period, we have increased our Occupational Therapy posts to be able to support this new way of working. As Occupational Therapists we are positioned to shape the culture of inpatient settings to promote a therapeutic day, enhancing therapeutic environment and recovery focused approach. These posts will sit within the ward MDT teams with support and access to a much wider OT team and professional network within the acute services.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapists, who have an interest in providing care to adults in the acute setting .You will be responsible for providing OT assessments and interventions both individual and in groups. You will work closely with the nursing teams, unit band 6 OTs, support workers and to provide a therapeutic programme that supports the use of activity and recovery. You will develop the ward therapeutic activities, sharing skills and undertake tasks that support the nursing roles,that maximises service user engagement.

You will need to be a dynamic clinician with good interpersonal skills to enable engagement of service users and staff in the therapeutic programme. You will need to be flexible and work across two shift patterns, 7.00am - 2.30pm and 2.00pm - 9.30pm that supports a seven day programme.

Occupational Therapists are recognised as essential, core members of the multi-disciplinary team and are in the forefront of developing recovery and therapeutic interventions. DHCFT can offer both personal and clinical development opportunities, in addition to regular professional and clinical supervision, Personal Development Plans, and support for Continual Professional Development activities. We also offer a number of clinical and professional development opportunities through our clinical forums and internal professional networks and links with local universities.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Kalwran Sangha, Acting Lead OT, 01332 623822;
Rachel Chambers, Allied Health Professional Lead, 0300 123 3373; or
Hannah Burton, Unit manager, 01332 623700 x33877.

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623700 ext 31228