Occupational Therapy Assistant Practitioner


Occupational Therapy Assistant Practitioner

Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)

NHS HIGHLAND, Nairn, Highland

  • Part time
  • Permanent

, 8 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a B4 Occupational Therapy Assistant Practitioner to join the AHP team in Nairn Town and County Hospital.

As an assistant practitioner you will be a key member of the Allied Health team and work closely with fellow colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team including reablement and care at home teams.

You will work both independently and jointly including performing tasks delegated by senior Occupational Therapists, to deliver rehabilitation to patients with ongoing care needs following injury or illness. You will be based both in the community and within a ward environment depending on whole team demand.

Key attributes for this post include enthusiasm, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge and an understanding of Occupational Therapy in rehabilitation. IT literacy is considered essential for this post.

Essential requirements for consideration for this role include a minimum of three years experience working as a band three Occupational Therapy Assistant, or a similar AHP role.  You will understand the role of functional assessment leading into rehabilitation including the process of reablement and care at home interventions.   You will have undertaken an HNC in OT support, working towards completion or be willing to undertake. You will also be a UK registered car driver and have access to a vehicle to allow for community care provisions.

Opportunities for personal development and full training and support for the role will be given.

In addition, the AHP department offers a rolling in service training programme which you will attend and you will also have access to Highland wide training opportunities.

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Angela Boyle, AHP Team Lead Nairn, Tel: ; email:angela.boyle1@nhs.scot

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.




Care and compassion

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NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week 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.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.