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Macmillan Advanced Practice Occupational Therapist

Role Summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic Advance Practice Occupational Therapist to scope, design and deliver a Cancer Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy service for those known to the Northern site of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Trust. 

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The overarching aims of this role, over the 18 month pilot, are to undertake a comprehensive scoping review and ascertain where specialist Occupational therapy advice and input is indicated and would be beneficial for those with a suspected or diagnosed cancer on any pathway and at any stage.

The post holder will identify the key area with the greatest impact and benefits to patients for a single pilot project. They will then develop, establish and deliver personalised specialist occupational therapy assessment, intervention and education, as well as supporting those with cancer, and their carers, in a variety of settings.

The post holder will work as part of the newly funded Macmillan AHP team to enhance the provision of Cancer Rehabilitation and personalised care for those with cancer and be actively involved in service evaluation; the outcome of which will be used to support future business cases.

This post is supported and funded by Macmillan and there are many benefits of being a Macmillan professional; you’ll be provided with learning opportunities, networking events and grants to support you in your role. This includes

  • Learning and development events
  • Digital learning and information resources
  • Grants for learning and development and grants for people affected by cancer who the post holder supports
  • Access to free information, tool kits and resources to support them in their role, as well as quality information for people affected by cancer and how they can get involved with Macmillan.

The post would be ideal for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist with experience in supporting patients with a cancer diagnosis as well as service development

Working Pattern: 32 hours per week

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Heather Gilmore, Cancer Transformation Manager, via email on or Rebecca Stuckey, Lead Cancer nurse, via email on

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


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