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Band 5 Peripatetic Occupational Therapist - Long Fox Unit

Band 5

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Mental Health
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Long Fox Unit
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.



Full time: 37.5 hours (over 7 days)

 We have an opportunity for a well-organised, dynamic Occupational Therapist to join In-patient Therapy Services in North Somerset.

You will be working across two sites, the Long Fox Unit and Elmham Way, and a range of services including adults of working age, later life and rehabilitation.

You will be part of multi-disciplinary teams delivering high quality patient care to a mixed caseload of complex people with functional and organic mental health conditions.

Previous experience in working in a health care setting and experience of mental health would be preferable.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to become involved in assessment, treatment and outcome monitoring of patients.

The post will include managing your own caseload and delivering timely assessments. Interventions will include both individual and group work.    

There are ample opportunities for professional development, including preceptorship, comprehensive supervision & appraisal structure.

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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

Julie Mitchell, Occupational Therapist 01934 836505

or Kate Simmonds, Occupational Therapist 01934 836480

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731794