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Occupational Therapist, Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy - Psychiatric Intensive Care
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Wellsprings, Taunton
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum
25/11/2018 23:59

At Holford Ward, we recognise that to provide exceptional care to our patients, we need exceptional people, and this is where you come in.

We are a progressive 10 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), based in Taunton.  The ward has undergone a major refurbishment, providing a specifically designed, modern, bright and comfortable environment for individuals admitted to our service as well as offering our staff a better working environment.

We are now looking for an Occupational therapist to join our dynamic and innovative team. The role is a band 5, offering £23,023 to £29,608 per year, depending on your experience.

You will work closely with the Ward Manager and clinical leads in the Inpatient ward ensuring the provision and development of a growing quality service.

On a normal day, you will carry out general team assessments to gain an understanding of the client’s needs. You will also undertake specific Occupational Therapy assessments, which include risk assessment, goal setting and treatment planning, promoting and enabling independent living, and supporting clients to meet their goals.

You’re excellent communication skills will be imperative to this role and you’ll be able to think on your feet whilst motivating others. There will be an opportunity to work collaboratively with our consultants and a team of nurses to work closely and individually with your patients.

You will receive regular Supervision and Annual Appraisal and will be offered training opportunities to meet your Personal Development Plan.

If you feel you have what we are looking for, can demonstrate care and compassion and have the drive and commitment to deliver high quality care; this opportunity could be just for you!

Relocation packages are available.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Martin Chapman or Christine Picton on 01823 368211.