Occupational Therapist - Broomfield

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 a year Per Annum Pro Rata for Part Time
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapist - Band 5 Rotational post, Full time (37.5 hours) Therapy Services, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford - Part time hours and job share may be considered.

Come and join our Band 5 Occupational Therapy in-patient rotations. If you have recently qualified or are an OT student who qualifies this year then we want to hear from you.

Our rotations are 6 months long: Orthopaedics,Surgery/Respiratory, Medical/Elderly Medicine, Stroke, St Andrew's Centre - Plastic surgery and burns, Emergency floor - including Frailty and ED. We also have the potential to offer rotations in the other hospitals that make up the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Ideally you will have experience of the acute hospital setting but if not we are looking for transferable skills: excellent communication and assessment skills, problem solving, and a passion for helping people regain their independence.
  • Degree or equivalent diploma in Occupational Therapy and HCPC registered.
  • Assess and treat own caseload of patients as an autonomous practitioner, planning and developing appropriate rehabilitation and discharge plans.
  • Liaises with patients, family members, carers, equipment services, social care and health professionals to ensure each patient receives high quality and coordinated care.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continued development of skills and knowledge through CPD, training and involvement in the rotation scheme.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertakes comprehensive/ standardised Occupational Therapy assessments addressing occupational performance and skill deficits in the areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.
  • Jointly identifies Occupational Therapy goals with the patients as part of the overall care plan, using therapeutic use of self and graded activity to achieve agreed goals.
  • Undertakes assessments of patient's home environment and social situation to advise and implement provision of equipment and adaptations to gain maximal independence.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with patients and carers to ensure understanding of the patient's condition and compliance with the treatment plan to attain mutually agreed goals.
  • Prioritises own workload and organises own work to meet these priorities and reduce risks to quality, seeking support and guidance as necessary.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support transition from student to therapist our Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy and Practice Development Occupational Therapist work closely with the band 5 therapists to provide a supportive environment for staff to develop during their rotations. We also have highly skilled band 7 Occupational Therapists who are able to provide supportive rotations with regular supervision and teaching within each rotation.

You will have regular clinical supervision, as well as rotational and annual appraisal. The post holder will participate in our rostered weekend and public holiday service.

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include
  • Communicates in a confident and assertive manner as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Adheres to Trust Values and Behaviours, modelling those values and challenging poor behaviour in others.
  • Undertakes moving/handling tasks that require intense physical effort throughout the working day.
  • Provides day to day supervision and delegation of work to therapy assistants.
  • To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive written or electronic patient treatment records and activity data are maintained in line with Occupational Therapy Professional and Trust standards of practice.
  • To liaise with health and social care professionals and other related statutory, private and voluntary organisations, providing written reports, recommendations and referrals when appropriate.
  • Ensures that up to date written or electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust Standards.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as Occupational Therapist
  • Graduate Diploma or Degree in Occuptional Therapy
  • Soon to qualify with a Graduate Degree in Occupational Therapy

Skills and Experience


  • Relevant core placements as a Student
  • Experience within specific acute hospital areas


  • Experience of MDT working

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



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