£16,830 to £21,986 p.a.
Part time
Jackie Lidgard or Karen Hornsby

Occupational Therapist, Band 6

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the multidisciplinary Purbeck Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team.

The post will involve assessment and treatment of patients in both a community and inpatient setting (Purbeck area and Swanage Community Hospital) to prevent hospital admissions, promote earlier hospital discharges and rehabilitate a wide variety of conditions. The hospital caseload comprises of a mix of complex medical problems including orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory and elderly care. The community caseload offers a wide variety of pathologies and conditions to treat and rehabilitate. Support for complex admission avoidance patients is provided by our integrated advanced practitioner and GP cover.

The post would suit a therapist with a commitment to integrated working with a passion for promoting rehabilitation, occupation and function as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation pathway. Training can be provided to develop any areas of specific clinical interest. Professional support and access to the Trust’s clinical supervision, in-service training and other developmental opportunities are just some of the benefits of working as part of this team.

The other benefits involve working in a beautiful area of Dorset as part of a busy, friendly team, who are co-located with social services and community matrons which offers further scope for training and development.

The hours of work are flexible and would include being part of a rota at weekends and bank holidays.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jackie Lidgard, Team Leader or Karen Hornsby, Deputy Team Leader on 01929 408073.

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Closing Date
Sun 17 Feb 19

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