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The Ayr Clinic, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£26,500 - £32,000 FTE



Job Advert - Division Information

The Ayr Clinic - Occupational Therapist (Part Time)
To be successful as an Occupational Therapist, you will need: 

• BSc Hons or Diploma in Occupational Therapy and accreditation by the HCPC and full RCOT membership

• Undertake patient assessment and observation to identify patient need before planning and delivering appropriate and relevant interventions on either a group of individual basis
• Maintain and develop close working relationships with professional and clinical colleagues within the multidisciplinary team, ensuring that clinical practice is in line with Priory policies and procedures
• Support junior occupational therapy staff
• Leading on further development and implementation of occupational therapy service within the site
• Organise and deliver therapeutic activities for service users
• Assess service users’ response to activities in accordance with agreed models of practice 
• Provide practical support, advice and education to service users, carers and other disciplines
• Responsible for the recording of all patient related activity information.
• Produce accurate and timely documentation on all clients in line with your Professional Code of Conduct and organisational policies
• Carry out risk assessments including any potential hazards in the service users environment
• Attend multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral / review / business / CPA and weekly ward rounds
• Report and document incidents as required
• Facilitate and support in group work such as relaxation, health promotion etc
• Be competent in use of relevant screening and assessment tools
• Participate in the continuing development of a high quality service that is underpinned by evidence based practice, care pathways / packages

Job Types: Part-time
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (flexible) 

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from Disclosure Scotland. Priory Group will cover the cost of the check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Ability to commute/relocate:
• Ayrshire Area (Ayr, Prestwick, Mauchline)


Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

Job Advert Location Description

About us

Priory Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments and we are looking for caring, compassionate people to join us.
Ayr Clinic, with its two step down services -Gatehouse and Lochlea, is a low secure setting, caring for men and women mental illness and/or personality disorders, located in the coastal town of Ayr in West Central Scotland.
Within the service, an opportunity has arisen for an occupational therapists to join the multidisciplinary team. Working within a low security environment and operating with a full multi-disciplinary team including occupational therapy, forensic psychiatry, nursing and psychology. The role will involve undertaking occupational therapy assessments, interventions and evaluations for a designated caseload. You will work closely with the other occupational therapists on site and form part of a multi-disciplinary team within your allocated ward/site. You will manage and co-ordinate the implementation of individual treatment plans for occupational therapy services ensuring treatment, activities and interventions are delivered through effective application and communication. Delivering occupation focused individual and group work based interventions for service users
 As an occupational therapist you will be working across our services within the Ayr Clinic or across Gatehouse and Lochlea. You will be expected to work autonomously, as well as part of a team using evidence based practice and client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in both hospital and community settings.
Considering the service user’s own views carefully, you will assess their abilities to perform activities and design treatment programmes to increase their capability to tackle identified goals and progress within their recovery pathway.


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