187486 Occupational Therapist

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

187486 Occupational Therapist

Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)

NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Ninemile Bar, Dumfries and Galloway

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 2 weeks ago, 29 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

This post is suitable for new graduates.

We require an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist, with an interest in working in the Acute physical setting, to join our team. If you are looking to develop your higher Band 5 skills this post would also be suitable for you .You will be supported by experienced   staff and will have the opportunity to develop both clinical and leadership skills. 

The post will be based mainly at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary within the Therapies Dept. The rotational programme ( 6 monthly) enables you to develop skills, both clinically and Leadership pillar of practice, and gain experience across a range of acute hospital specialities including:

 · Medical / Surgical including Emergency Department and Admissions Unit
 · Orthopaedics
 · Rehabilitation
 · Medicine for the Elderly.

You will also be able to complete a new rotation between DGRI and Community Rehab Unit based at Mountainhall Treatment centre Dumfries. This will allow you to deliver rehabilitation services and   offers the opportunity to develop skills in providing ongoing rehabilitation for patients either as   out patients or within their own homes. 

The Acute OT   service currently provides a 7 day service and you would be expected to work at weekends as part of an agreed rota. This will be discussed at interview.

The service offers a friendly and supportive working environment which actively supports Continuing Professional Development, through an established supervision, appraisal system (TURAS) and in-service training. 

Informal enquiries please direct them to Naomi.yule @nhs.scot / Morag.macdonald4@nhs.scot


To find out more about working with NHS Dumfries and Galloway and for an insight into our friendly, beautiful corner of Scotland please visit our Work With Us web pages https://www.nhsdg.co.uk/workwithus/

NHS Scotland is reducing their full-time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week for NHS Agenda for Change workers in Scotland from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period, for which you would be paid, until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.

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