Occupational Therapist - Intermediate Care Team - Ref:IRC9221

Shetland Islands Council

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Occupational Therapist – Intermediate Care Team (Ref: IRC9221)

Band 6 – Salary Range £26,565 - £35,577 per annum

Full time 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity to provide an Occupational Therapy service in a unique location with unique challenges. The Intermediate Care Team provides rehabilitation and reablement to the population of the Shetland Islands aged 18 and over, with the main bulk of the caseload being older people with a variety of conditions, which can include straight forward to the more complex cases e.g. Parkinson's Disease, Neurological conditions, Orthopaedic conditions, Dementia, Falls, Palliative care. The post holder will work primarily within the community in client's homes and in care homes, and occasionally in the hospital, involved with in-patients and out-patients.

HCPC registered, you will hold a degree or equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy and a minimum of 3 years clinical experience with a highly developed understanding of Occupational Therapy. In addition you will need to be able to demonstrate experience of assessing and developing Occupational Therapy graded rehabilitation programs for clients in a variety of settings.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Rice, Intermediate Care Team Leader, or Jill Beswick, Intermediate Care Team OT on 01595 745023.

Closing date: 31 October 2016

Interview date: 21 November 2016


Additional Information

We offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000 and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,721 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link: https://www.jobs.nhsscotland.com/OA_HTML/AppsLocalLogin.jsp

For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email shet-hb.eesshelpdesk@nhs.net

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-


If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at nss.eess@nhs.net including the vacancy reference number and "NHS Shetland" in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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