Occupational Therapist

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  1. TurtleHead

    TurtleHead Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Hi all, i am an Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge.

    I have been working in OT for 9 years in an NHS trust and have spent the last 2 years working in A&E focusing on admission prevention.

    I have looke at all of the usual job sites, NHS Jobs, reed healthcare, MOD, my question is this
    ' does anybody know of any interesting areas for an OT to move in to?'

    by the way i live in Birmingham.

    Thanks all
  2. Have Headley Court got any vacancies? They work very closely with complex trauma and other injuries from spines to lower limbs.
  3. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    I am well out of my comfort zone here since I do not do Service Roughly so feel free to advise me to do one.

    A few years ago a couple of chums of mine who were OT nurses were in the same boat. No jobs or jobs paying shite money or worse; jobs that did not deliver results at the sharp end. They set up in their own business as some sort of OT outreach gig. Mainly paid for by NHS, local council, like that.

    They specialised in the really horrible cases - blind, deaf quadriplegics. Which should have got them a medal in my opinion. Last I heard they were doing quite nice. Five full-time staff and people who came in now and then.

    Just saying, if you really care about OT for people who are hurting... maybe think about doing it for yourself? I hear the NHS is big on outsourcing these days. It is part of the Big Society, whatever the **** that might be. Social Enterprise. CIC's. Do a Google. Call Me Dave is chucking money at it.

    I did not say this. I was not here.
  4. Headley Court sounds just the thing you're looking for, patients working hard to improve, a budget that will allow you to buy decent things for injured soldiers (£4000 on titanium wheelchairs). And avenues into lots of resources to really help make a difference.

    My OT is awesome (she's also a gorgeous Aussie) she's done loads with me and really made a difference.

    Or if you require a job closer to home why not work for QEHB plastics/hands, I was told they are always on the lookout for OTs.