Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care organisation which aims to provide high quality, safe and effective health and social care.
Our vision is a community where we are all supported and empowered to be as well and as independent as possible, able to manage our own health and wellbeing, and in our own homes.

We have a great opportunity available within our continually developing Intermediate Care and Community therapy team in Newton Abbot. We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking Occupational Therapist, this post is suitable for existing band 6 OT or an experienced band 5 OT looking for progression. The post currently available is for fixed term of 12 months to cover maternity leave on a full-time basis. Days/hours can be agreed with the suitable candidate. This post will include 7 day working.

The Intermediate Care Service facilitates crisis management in the community, prevention of hospital admissions, quicker discharge from hospital and supports people to remain as independent as possible at home. Patients are seen within the most appropriate setting; at home and in intermediate care placements in residential care homes. The team works in a truly integrated way, with nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, pharmacist, dietician and a paramedic.

The Community Therapy service provides therapists to work autonomously, managing their own caseload. Types of referrals vary, with a chance to practice or develop skills in moving & handling or complex seating assessments, as well as stair lift referrals and other access & environmental solutions.
The post holder will be well supported by senior staff, as well as by the wider multi-disciplinary team, which will include medical support. There will be opportunities to supervise support workers and students. There are excellent CPD training opportunities, including OT peer support groups, training from the South Devon Health Services training and development team, Clinical Interest Groups and peer support.
Please note that we do offer Skype interviews if necessary.

Reference: 40883980

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