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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division



up to £42,618


18.75 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 77 beds over seven wards including Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, PICU, Rehabilitation and Recovery, Addiction treatment and general psychiatry.

We are looking to employ an enthusiastic occupational therapist to work within our rehabilitation and recovery service, supporting the needs of individuals with a range of mental health conditions and neurocognitive disorders. Half the ward consists of service users with a range of mental health conditions and is focused on providing effective rehabilitation to support transition back into the community. The other half of the ward consists of service users with neurocognitive disorders and focuses on maintaining occupational performance and improving quality of life.

The role will involve completing assessments, developing and implementing person-centered care plans, facilitating group and 1:1 work, assessment and review of moving and handling equipment, including hoists/slings and contributing to multi-disciplinary team meetings. You will be working alongside two occupational therapy assistants and may be required to provide supervision to other occupational therapy staff.

Although you will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, comprising of nurses, healthcare assistants, psychiatrist, specialty doctor, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and fitness instructor, a large part of the role will also involve autonomous working. You will be expected to apply your occupational therapy skills, complete thorough risk assessments and use evidence-practice to guide your therapeutic interventions.

Previous experience working in mental health and/or neurocognitive settings, excellent communication skills and a commitment to team working is essential for this post.

The post holder must also be HCPC registered.

The post holder must have a degree in occupational therapy

Newly qualified and senior OT applicants accepted

For further information, including key responsibilities, please contact Lead Occupational Therapist, Kayleigh Lewton on 0117 9525255.

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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