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Occupational therapist




Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£23,023 to £29,608



Job Advert - Division Information


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Job Advert Location Description

Burton Park is a neurobehavioural locked rehabilitation hopsital for patients with acquired brain injury and neuroprogressive conditions patient displaying co-existing neuropsychiatric conditions and challenging behaviour.

There are three wards offering 50 beds. Warwick Lodge, Dalby and Cleves. A variety of care pathways are available, including acute and longer-term neurobehavioural rehabilitation and person-centred care, emphasising the least restrictive setting.

The multi-disciplinary team includes psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, physiotherapy, social workers and medical.

Burton Park is a member of the Independent Neurorehabilitation Providers Alliance (INPA).  

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated occupational therapist to join a developing service within acquired brain injury. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be involved in shaping the occupational therapy provision working alongside with a established occupational therapist and assistants within a dedicated and dynamic multidisciplinary team.

Given an opportunity to motivated and a forward thinking qualified OT with strong communication and organisation skills and a flexible approach will work to provide input which makes a lasting difference to adults who have diverse and complex needs.


Main duties

•           OT Role - Adopting a person centred approach to meaningful rehabilitation creating care plans which support meaningful engagement.


Key Clinical Responsibilities

•  Assessment - To follow the OT process with patients to identify meaningful aims for intervention

•  Undertaking patient assessments of physical, communication, interaction and cognitive skills

•  Documentation – maintaining accurate clear clinical documentation

•  Equipment - assessing, ordering and installing appropriate adaptive and supportive equipment. When appropriate overseeing installation and providing guidance to other staff members

•  MDT working - working and communicating as a part of the wider MDT, representing and promoting the OT within ward rounds, review meetings and

•  Working within professional framework

•  CPD - maintaining personal development, undertaking relevant training, delivering training for the wider team

•  Actively participate in regular structured supervision Innovation

•  Being passionate about service development

•  Willing to be involved in audits and reviewing progress

•  Using outcome measures to evaluate the service

•  Potential for being involved in conducting research



•  Demonstrating the Priory values

•  Being sensitive and attentive to the feedback and perspective of patients and relatives

•  Representing the service to externals



•  Must hold a valid HCPC Registration

•  Understanding of legal frameworks and key influencing wider policy drivers which impact on this area of work

•  Understanding of OT practice within an inpatient setting, awareness of the impact of brain injury on occupational functioning

•  Being willing to be involved in supporting student placements when needed. Willingness to undertake APPLE accreditation


Personal qualities

•  Good communication skills

•  Resilience

•  Good IT and computing skills

•  Compassionate

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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