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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Reablement

Posted 5 February by NHS Highland Featured Ended
SPECIALIST OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT

LORN & ISLANDS HOSPITAL, OBAN

37.5 HOURS

BAND 6

£26,830 - £35,933

PERMANENT

About us

Our team provides an Occupational Therapy service to Oban, Lorn and neighbouring islands on the north-west coast of Scotland. We are an Integrated Occupational Therapy Team who are based in the hospital in Oban and work primarily with the adult population in both in-patient and community settings.

We also provide a community visiting service to the inner Hebridean islands including Colonsay, Coll and Tiree and have a small Occupational Therapy team based on the island of Mull.
Peer support is provided by our very experienced Occupational Therapy team with a broad range of specialisms and areas of special interest and CPD is fully supported.

About the role

This post offers the opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated and confident Band 6 to join our Integrated Occupational Therapy Team. This post is community based however flexibility to provide in-reach services would be beneficial as service demands require.
You will have a sound knowledge regarding reablement and rehabilitation and a high level of skill around moving and handling would be beneficial.

The post holder will act as Reablement Lead with an educational element being essential to the role. The aim is to support people to remain in their own homes , prevent admission to hospital and support hospital discharge and includes a strong reablement focus.

About you

Essential - 3 years post qualifying experience – Community experience preferred.
Highly motivated and confident, Great interpersonal skills, Good communication skills, Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy, HCPC registered, You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Argyll & Bute HSCP to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

Informal enquiries: Julie Henderson, Team Lead Occupational Therapist.

For more information about the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website:

Application packs are available from HR Department, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aros, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8LB - Tel (24 hour answering machine service) or e-mail -

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote job reference number 18ab/019 in the subject line of your e-mail or enquiry.

Reference: 34393885

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