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Occupational Therapist (2 Posts)

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Derby Royal Hospital
Salary details
Grade 9 - £26,204 - £28,113 per annum, Grade 11 - £33,489 - £36,788 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
14 August 2022
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We have two exciting full time and permanent opportunities for Occupational Therapists to be employed by Adult Social Care and Health as part of a hardworking supportive hospital discharge team based predominantly Royal Derby Hospital. You will need to be fully qualified and fully HCPC registered, although return to practise Occupational Therapists will also be considered.

The work will focus on collaboration with Health colleagues, the client and their support networks and others within the multi-disciplinary team to support timely hospital discharge into community settings with a Home First approach. You will need a knowledge and understanding of using person centred and strengths-based approaches to ensure the client has the right package of care including manual handling and equipment to maximise independence and make best use of resources. 

You will need to be able to physically undertake moving and handling assessments with people and demonstrate excellent communication and record keeping skills as well as have a flexible approach to your work. This is a great opportunity to work within a team of Health and social care professionals in a hospital setting. You will be supported by the service manager of the hospital discharge team and an OT senior practitioner. 

Derbyshire County Council offers a comprehensive induction package with regular professional supervision, training from a dedicated team of moving and handling staff which includes regular updates as well as support from a community of practise in Occupational Therapy. Derbyshire County Council also offers attractive flexible working policies and operates a champion’s role which will give you the opportunity to develop and share your knowledge and practice interests with the team.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact:  Joanne.evans@derbyshire.gov.uk

Provisional Interview Date: 16 August 2022

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.