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Community Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Community Rehabilitation
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Coastal Lodge
£24,214 to £30,112 p.a.
21/11/2019 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Dorset is renowned for its quality of living, picturesque countryside and its famous Jurassic Coastline. You could improve your quality of life by combining these benefits with working for a transformational organisation.

A Dorset Healthcare Trust aim is to be an innovative and responsive provider, delivering high quality integrated care to make a positive difference to the health, well-being and independence of the people in Dorset.

Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic, friendly innovative team?

If the answer is yes, we have the job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to be part of our multi professional team here in Bournemouth working within the Community of the Bournemouth and Christchurch Locality.  The post will primarily be based at Coastal Lodge, inpatient rehabilitation unit.

The service does not currently work seven days; but this is being reviewed and subject to change.

You should be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional having good assessment skills, organisational skills, the ability to prioritise your work and excellent communication skills.

Recent experience of working in a similar environment would be beneficial but is not essential. Awareness of the effects of ill health and the ageing process and a basic level of IT literacy are an essential requirement.

The post holder will need to have a full UK driving licence and access to a car as they will be required to monitor patients in their own homes and other community settings.

As a key member of the team you will find the experience challenging, rewarding and varied.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £250 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

We would welcome applications from newly qualified occupational therapists and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louise Jenking, Team Leader on 01202 451540 or 07833 058595