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Occupational Therapist




Priory Hospital Dorking, South Terrace, Harrowlands Park, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Dorking is an inpatient recovery and rehabilitation service which is well placed to serve the south east of England and provides for the needs of women who have complex mental health problems and a history of challenging behaviour.

Priory Hospital Dorking is set in picturesque grounds overlooking the Surrey Hills and has extensive facilities including onsite Gym, Purpose Built Bake off Kitchen aswell as extensive Occupational and Educational Facilities.

Priory Hospital Dorking is a motivated, devoted, nurse led service which is dynamic in therapies. As a member of the team, you will be encouraged to let your creative side flow, positively contributing to the sites success.

Job Advert Role Description

Our Occupational Therapist role involves:

1.  Manages and co-ordinates the implementation of individual treatment plans for occupational therapy services ensuring treatments, activities and interventions are delivered through effective application and communication. 

2. Receives and responds promptly to referrals undertaking patient assessments to identify and prioritise patient needs before planning and delivering the appropriate and relevant interventions either on an individual or group basis. Maintains accurate and timely records detailing each patients rehabilitation / progress.

3. Ensures the effective and efficient management of more junior staff. 

4. Maintains and develops close working relationships with professional and clinical colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring clinical practice is in line with Priory policies and procedures and complies with statutory regulations and quality standards.

5.  Contributes to business growth by actively promoting priory therapy services in line with the local units’ business plan.

6. Maintains effective communication links with patients, relatives, carers, and purchasers throughout the patient’s rehabilitation.

7.Leads on implementation of new services within own site, sharing best practice with other sites in the area.

8. Ensures the services and support provide offers good value for money and supports the overall aim of the site

To be successful as an Occupational Therapist, you’ll need:

- Hold a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy together with full BAOT membership and HPC registration.

• The role holder will require experience including experience of working within the specialised are:

Additional expertise such as DBT and CBT for Psychosis would be advantageous.

Some of the benefits we offer our Occupational Therapists are:-

- A World Class Employee Assistance programme

- Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare)

- Shopping discounts

 - Free onsite meals and free onsite parking

-Contributory Pension Scheme

- 25 Days annual leave + Bank Holidays

- Career Development and continuous learning and development

- Full Extensive Training Induction plus opportunities to do further training while in the role.    

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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