Allied Health Professionals – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.​​​​​​​

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our service, to work within the Elderly Mental Health Liaison Team, across our hospital sites.

We are looking for an innovative and flexible Occupational Therapist, with experience of working across mental health and physical health settings. You will be able to evidence competent skills in the assessment & treatment of complex conditions and demonstrate advanced clinically reasoning to develop treatment plans which meet service user outcomes.

The Occupational Therapy role will provide a range of objective functional and cognitive assessments; ensuring a holistic approach that’s right for the individual.

Aiming to reducing the length of stay where possible whilst ensuring the most effective and supported discharge for the service user and families.

A working knowledge of the impact of health inequalities, to address the complex health needs of this client group should be evident.

As this is a new and developing role, experience of service improvement and evaluation would be beneficial.

You will have an understanding of the current agendas influencing services and be able to evidence continuous professional development.

A Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy and HCPC registration are essential requirements.

A current driving licence and access to a car are essential.

Hours: 37.5 per week, 2 years fixed-term

Support and supervision is available from Service Lead Occupational Therapist as part of the Occupational Therapy Service supervision and Personal Development structure.

Informal inquiries to: Alison Wallace, Service Lead Occupational Therapist: [email protected]
Tel: 01563 827197

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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