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Occupational Therapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

We provide patient-centred care in patients’ homes, nursing and residential homes, providing support and rehabilitation to patients with long term and acute conditions, falls prevention and care of the older person, to achieve their full potential.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and experienced multi-disciplinary team in the Exeter South & West cluster. You may be an existing band 6 Occupational therapist or be an experienced band 5, looking to develop. You require a wide ranging clinical skills & community experience to be able to work autonomously, as well as part of a team. Lone working is required at times.

The team is multi-professional and includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a rehabilitation nurse and support workers. There is a structured in service training programme and support and supervision from an Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead. You will be expected to provide supervision, training and support to peers, junior staff and students. You will need excellent communication skills, adaptability & resilience to change

This role is based within the community rehab team. The team visits patients in their own home to work together towards their rehabilitation goals, using a strengths-based approach. We also support those within different care home settings, whether they be long term residents or short term stays, following hospital discharge to support and optimise their rehabilitation goals, before returning home with appropriate support.

We link closely with our wider colleagues in the community nursing teams as well as social care. We also support the Community Urgent response team at times of need and the successful candidate is also expected to support a 7 day service, as part of a weekend rota.

The South & West cluster covers the areas of Broadclyst, Pinhoe, Topsham, Exminster, Alphington, St Thomas and Starcross

The post holder will have; a Degree in Occupational Therapy, HCPC registration.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours. This is a 7 day service so will include weekend working on a rota.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Siobhan Huskins - Therapy Manager Exeter South & West (

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.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

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


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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