Senior Occupational Therapist - Specialist Dementia Service

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
£ 33000.0 - 38000.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Deputy Manager / Senior Staff
20 Nov 2020
20 Dec 2020

Job Description

Senior Occupational Therapist - Specialist Dementia Service  


Salary: £33,000 - £38,000 DOE  


Compass Associates are proudly working with a leading provider of private inpatient services to headhunt for a Senior Occupational Therapist to work on a full time, permanent basis.  


You would be based at a specialist dementia service for older aged adults with dementia, neuro-progressive conditions and challenging behaviours. The service is divided into smaller units which have all been extensively and specially refurbished for dementia care including personalised front doors, residents' memory boxes, cinema and communal seating areas. To stimulate memories and enhance quality of life, corridors and facilities have been designed to replicate local community services including a pub, record shop, library, village hall, bakery and book shop.  


You role will largely be based on the assessment and discharge planning ward where you would carry out comprehensive assessments, formulate care plans and advise the wider MDT on the what the best, safest and most appropriate plan would be - whether that would be to remain at the service for a period of rehabilitation, become a permanent resident or return home with a full package of care in place.  


This role would be an excellent opportunity for an Occupational Therapist, already at Band 6/Senior level, who has experience working with elderly patients with dementia as well as carrying out thorough assessments, discharge planning and experience with moving and handling, equipment and adaptations and liaising with external agencies e.g. social services.  



Paid leave for your birthday

Buy extra or sell unused annual leave

Clinical supervision

Pension contribution

Enhanced maternity package

Free parking

Free meals on duty

Annual pay/performance reviews

Staff wellbeing scheme

CPD opportunities

Employee assistance programme

Retail discounts

Car salary sacrifice


The Candidate  

Essential criteria:

A degree in Occupational Therapy

HCPC registration

Experience working with elderly patients with dementia in residential, care or nursing homes

Moving & Handling and Equipment & Adaptations experience

Ability to carry out thorough assessments and formulate detailed, safe and appropriate discharge/care plans

Commutable from: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke on Trent, Leek, Macclesfield, Winsford, Crewe, Nantwich, Market Drayton, Whitchurch, Stone, Stafford, Congleton, Ashbourne, Uttoxeter, Derby, Burton-upon-Trent, Rugeley, Peak District, Sandbach and surrounding towns.  


Interview Process  

Video/phone interview with the Therapy Lead and Hospital Director.  


Contact details  

If you would like to be have a confidential chat about this role, please contact Lynette Robb directly on Apply. Alternatively email an updated CV to Apply     



Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer a £200 John Lewis voucher for a successful recommendation following the completion of probation/rebate.  


Compass Associates, established in 2009, is an award-winning, UK specialist Health and Social Care Recruitment Consultancy providing tailored, high quality recruitment solutions for all permanent assignments.     

Ref: LR/HQ00032223

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