Senior Occupational Therapist - Same Day Emergency Care

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: 12 months fixed term/secondment

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Front Door, Same Day Emergency Care Therapy Team at Scarborough Hospital.

We are a supportive team with opportunities to work with advanced clinical specialist colleagues regularly. We are currently looking for someone to join our team promoting a culture of same day emergency care.

You will join a highly motivated team, at a time full of many new opportunities to shape the future of same day emergency care. The role enables you to develop dual competencies and work closely with other therapy colleagues. Full training packages and support are available. There will be opportunities to engage in service development and join our existing projects, including falls, frailty as we work towards Scarborough hospitals exciting new building due to open in 2024.

The Trust offer a generous relocation package for people who are looking to move to the area. The Trust recognises that financial assistance with relocation helps employees relocating to meet the considerable demands of moving home, and supports the recruitment and retention of high quality staff.

Scarborough boasts easily accessible beaches, moorland and forestry to enable you to create a fantastic work life balance, especially for adventurous individuals who enjoy everything from leisurely pursuits to adrenaline sports.

Main duties of the job

You will be based in Scarborough Hospital, with a self-motivated and aspirational MDT. A good knowledge of the SAFER principles will be beneficial.

SAFER Principles underpins the Trusts ethos to ensure the efficient flow of patients through the system, so they are treated in the right place at the right time with a home first approach.

The Trust actively promotes staff development through a structured support process which will be available to you for both clinical and managerial supervision, and encouragement to explore other learning opportunities. There are Advanced Clinical Specialists embedded within the team and you will also have access to peer support both from the senior clinicians in Scarborough, as well as wider AHP peer support within the Trust.

We are looking for a person who is an excellent communicator with a flexible approach, existing or an eagerness to establish links with community partners and a passion for 'trusted assessor' principles, will be at an advantage. You will have opportunities to support junior staff and students, drive and lead in service development projects and quality patient care.

The benefits of working in our team include:
  • Home to work life balance
  • Relocation packages available
  • Flexible working patterns available
  • Flexible annual leave patterns
  • 6 week rotas so you know your shifts in advance
  • Large, friendly and diverse team
  • Opportunities to experience other speciality areas if you are interested
  • Fun team social time and events

About us

If you are currently employed by the Trust and you wish to apply for this role on a secondment basis, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for the post.

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England, which you will see is reflected on the salary for this role. Thenew salary rates for this year(2023/24)willtake effect from 1 April 2023. Eligible staff can expect to receive the additional 2022/23 payment and the new 2023/24 pay rates (including back pay to 1 April) as part of their pay in June.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge required


  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions including acute elderly medicine patients, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Awareness of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed/ Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects



  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours
  • Flexible & adaptable

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within acute care and rehabilitation
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Scarborough Hospital

Woodlands Drive


YO12 6QL

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