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East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF
£38,359 - £42,830 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Days of Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday (09.00-17.00 - flexible)
To start: ASAP

This post is re-advertised. Previous unsuccessful candidates need not re-apply

East Lothian Rehabilitation Service (ELRS) is a continually expanding integrated service which comprises over 140 staff of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Telecare Officers, TEC Occupational Therapist, Care Review Occupational Therapists, Specialist Occupational Therapists for Adaptations, Complex Equipment, Children, postural management and enhanced Moving & Handling, Exercise specialists and Musculoskeletal service.). We are part of the  East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist to work within  our newly created Single Point of Contact (SPOC) Service based at East Lothian Community Hospital. The SPOC is operational Monday to Friday, Hours of work are 9 - 5.

The post holder will be responsible for carrying out telephone consultations with both public and professionals seeking advice or requesting interventions from Community Occupational Therapy. Here in East Lothian, we utilise the innovative Request for Assistance model, which is based on good conversations and an assets based approach in supporting early intervention, prevention and self management. Where these elements are exhausted, we will allocate to staff for assessment, rehabilitation and specialist interventions if required. We require an experienced individual with experience of community work, adaptations ,rehabilitation, housing assessments and moving and handling knowledge to be able to fulfil the role fully. Training will also be provided where this is required.

This post would suit an individual who is  looking to take on a new role as a senior practitioner and developing telephone consultation skills. There will also be numerous opportunities for additional service development and innovation. There is also  scope for those who would still like to carry out clinical face to face assessments.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be part of an innovative and forward thinking team who strive to offer the best solutions and interventions to the citizens of East Lothian.

We have recently launched our new website ' Access to a Better Life in East Lothian' where our ethos can be seen.

For any further information please contact Morven McLelland on



Job Details

To provide a responsive and needs led occupational therapy service throughout East Lothian within the requirements of relevant legislation, national standards, policies and guidelines.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Qualification recognised by professional body – i.e. Dip/Bsc/Msc Occupational Therapy.
Registration as an Occupational Therapist with Health and Care Professions Council 

Adult Protection Certificate level 2. 

Driving Licence
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).

PVG Requirements
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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