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Bank Occupational Therapist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Hourly pay rate
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Part Time
Job summary

We are looking to appoint Band 5 Occupational Therapists to support our Homesafe teams across the county on a bank basis.

We are looking for forward thinking, enthusiastic therapists who are passionate about occupational therapy and enjoy working in busy environments. Your main role will be to facilitate safe and timely hospital discharges using Occupational Therapy techniques, working closely with the multidisciplinary team. Our bank occupational therapists thrive on the ability to adapt to new environments and ways of working with ease, and enjoy meeting and working with new people.

Bank staff are given an induction and supported to develop their clinical skills.

Candidates must be able to meet travel requirements of the role and have access to a car that can be used for work purposes. We have a variety of shifts available 7 days per week between 8am-8pm

Main duties of the job

Operationally responsible to Head Occupational Therapist/Team Manager.Professionally responsible to Head Occupational Therapist/Professional Lead OT.

Responsible for: Own clinical practice, delegating work to support staff

To work with a wide range of patients in the areas of medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, elderly care, and clients with physical disability and illness.

To comply with the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and National and Trust procedures.

To work autonomously respecting the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.

Your clinical expertise will be provided where it is required as directed by your line manager.

Service provision includes working in a variety of settings, such as hyper-actue emergency setting, care of the elderly, orthopeadics & intermediate care.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a comprehensive Occupational Therapy service in the specific specialised area.
  • To ensure service provision in the specialised area is prioritised and service delivery is made effectively within resource constraints.
  • To practice within the multidisciplinary team, providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessments, diagnosis and treatment using clinical reasoning skills.
  • To manage a defined caseload of patients (often with highly complex needs), using evidence based clinical reasoning to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To undertake complex assessments, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic interventions. This work will take place both in patients homes and hospital.
  • To provide leadership for junior and support staff, through supervision and mentoring.
  • To carry out appraisals with junior and support staff, as delegated by Line Manager.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within the team, holding responsibility for defined projects through specialist interest and steering group.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy service.
  • To regularly supervise undergraduate Occupational Therapy students on practice placement and participate in placement experience of other professionals.

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Full driving licence with car that can be used for work purposes
  • HCPC Registered


  • Experience within acute hospital setting

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