Occupational Therapist, Band 6

Occupational Therapy

Posted: 1 year ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 p.a.


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Do you feel ready for a new challenge?

Do you want to be part of an OUTSTANDING service, based in the beautiful seaside location of Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Forensic Occupational Therapists to work within Dorset Forensic Service, as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Band 6 Forensic Occupational Therapist

Twynham Ward (full time permanent)

- Twynham ward is seeking a motivated dynamic Occupational Therapist to start within an established Occupational Therapy service.

The role is to focus on further developing inpatient Occupational Therapy Services on Twynham Ward, a 12 bedded low secure inpatient unit at St Ann’s Hospital, Canford Cliffs, Poole. The successful applicant will form part of the Clinical Leadership Team on the ward, working closely alongside the nursing team, the Ward Manager and the Professional Lead for Forensic Occupational Therapy in ward based service developments. The post holder will clinically input into inpatient care focusing on assessment, intervention and transition work for successful discharge into the community through a combination of 1:1 and group work.

The successful applicant will join an already established Forensic Occupational Therapy Service, which provides assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare to patients with a mental disorder and associated offending behaviour.

We are seeking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated Band 6 Occupational Therapist with post qualification experience in working within forensic mental health and or complex mental health. Applicants must demonstrate a genuine desire to work in forensic mental health and commit to delivering the highest quality of patient centered care using national quality standards and evidence-based practice.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate sound theoretical knowledge under pinning forensic occupational therapy assessments and an ability to demonstrate intervention planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention using evidence-based principles. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of risk assessment and managing risk effectively when working with forensic patients to support functional skill development. Flexible working hours considered. The Trust is committed to developing staff through training and supervision and offers a range of developmental training opportunities for all staff.

 For further details / informal visits contact:

Name:  Simon Pallant

Job title:  Ward Manager, Twynham Low Secure Unit

Email address:  spallant@nhs.net

Telephone number  01202 492412

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from apps.trac.jobs. You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the gov.uk website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-M722.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-10

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