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Student Occupational Therapist – Somerset

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Job Overview

  • Are you a final year Occupational Therapy student looking for your first qualified role post University?

We would be very interested to hear from you! We’ll also be hosting a face to face open day for AHP students and newly qualified students in Feb 2023. For more information, please contact: Ellie Berry-Roper AHP Recruitment Lead. [email protected]

As an Occupational Therapy service at Somerset Foundation Trust we can offer roles in: community rehabilitation, acute wards, adult & childrens mental health, learning difficulties, paediatrics and community neurology plus others.

This organisation can give you the opportunity to work in any of these areas with rotational roles and development opportunities.

The Occupational Therapy leaders across the county have developed a strategy which will inform and influence the delivery of services to the population of Somerset.

Join us and make a difference for the people of Somerset.

Please note – we can pay you a Band 4 until your HCPC registration has come through.

Main duties of the job

The AHP leaders across the county have developed a strategy which will inform and influence the delivery of services to the population of Somerset.

We’re currently in the middle of merging with Yeovil District Hospital, which will make us one of the largest NHS providers in the UK. This merge will create ample opportunities for development, growth and movement.

What can we offer you? Why work for us?

  • Rotational roles between specialties giving you exposure to more than one area including rotations between the community, acute and mental health
  • We pay for your first years HCPC registration fees
  • Competitive relocation package to those moving to Somerset (T’s & C’s apply)
  • Trust induction – welcoming you to our organisation
  • Tailored preceptorship programme for when you start with us for first 12 months of your role
  • Clinical supervision – reflecting on practice
  • Coaching – work through any challenges you’re facing and unlock solutions
  • Career conversations, both formal and informal

Working for our organisation

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

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