Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship

Expiring today

Dorset County Hospital
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
Competitive salary
03 May 2021
11 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career


Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship - INTERNAL VACANCY

Therapy services at Dorset County Hospital are excited to be developing therapy apprenticeships.

The successful candidate will be a trainee in Occupational Therapy (OT) and will complete a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy as a Level 6 Apprentice. This will encompass teaching from the University, workplace learning and full time clinical placements over a 4 year period.

Your role as an apprentice is to develop the required skills and knowledge to learn to provide effective Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention with individuals who are experiencing difficulties with occupational performance. You will learn to assess needs, agree goals, implement intervention plans and evaluate progress in partnership with the individual and their relevant family members/carers.

You will be required to continuously develop your skills and knowledge as you progress through the degree programme, so that when competent you can manage and be responsible for a clinical caseload with supervision from a qualified OT.

On successful completion of the End Point Assessment you will be in a position to apply for a qualified B5 OT position.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sandra Firth, Head of Physiotherapy, sandra.firth@dchft.nhs.uk - 07584530110

Gill Faley, Head of Speech & Language, Gill.Faley@dchft.nhs.uk

Louise Clark, Stroke consultant Therapist, louise.clark37@nhs.net

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk to find out whether you have been shortlisted

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£40 - enhanced check or £23 - standard)

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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