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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

If we receive a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

It is very important that you read the job description, person specification and any additional information documents before you apply for this post.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our ward team based at Newton Abbot Community Hospital.

You will be part of an integrated team consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nursing and support staff and will also work closely with the locality Intermediate Care team. You will be responsible for providing rehabilitation input to the general medical beds within the hospital and work with other team members to implement suitable treatment plans and prioritise caseloads with the aim of increasing patient independence and facilitating discharge. You will also provide clinical supervision and line management to rehabilitation support staff.

This is a permanent post of 375 hours per week.

For further information please contact Glyn Coley  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ).

NO Agencies or Canvassers.

If you would like support completing an application form, please contact the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed )  where one of our administrators will be able to assist you.


  • All correspondence will be made via NHS Jobs by text and email. Your application status will also be automatically updated as recruitment decisions are made . Please check your email and NHS Jobs account regularly.
  • Note that non-NHS applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band.
  • If you have not received an email inviting you for interview within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Please note: where the post is a temporary position there may be a possibility of the post becoming permanent.

The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010: Sexual Orientation; Gender; Age; Gender Reassignment; Pregnancy and Maternity; Disability; Religion or Belief (non-belief); Race; Marriage and Civil Partnership. In addition to these nine, the Trusts will not discriminate on the grounds of domestic circumstances, social-economic status, political affiliation or trade union membership.

As an inclusive organisation we welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in the health and care workforce (for example; people from a Black or Minority Ethnic background, people with disabilities and people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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