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Band 6 Rotational Occupational Therapist

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity is available for an Occupational Therapist to join our innovative team at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, based in Harlow, Essex. We provide ongoing care to a broad range of patients, ranging from those who are critically unwell, to those who need minimal rehabilitation or assessment and advice.

You will be responsible for providing a high standard of assessment, advice, treatment and evaluation of patients referred to the acute Inpatient Occupational Therapy Service, including patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions.

In return, you will be supported in your efforts to build on your previous experience to further develop your clinical competencies and leadership skills.

Current rotations are 9 months within:
  • Acute Medicine and Surgery
  • Oncology and End of Life care
  • Orthopaedics
  • A& E, short stay wards and Frailty
  • Community rotations with our partners in Hertfordshire and Essex

Rotations and place of work may change according to the evolving nature of the integrated pathways across acute and community teams. A flexible and adaptable approach will be necessary to ensure delivery of an excellent OT service across all pathways.

We will consider job shares and flexible working requests.

Main duties of the job

To have a major role in the advanced Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality who may have acute, complex and/or chronic presentations, provide functional assessment and deliver individualised treatment plans aimed at reducing the impact of disability and ill health.

To undertake a leading role in planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating the Occupational Therapy service provided to inpatients on many wards, by the medical/surgical team on a daily basis.

To deputise where necessary for team lead Occupational Therapist. Responsible for the clinical development of the service within the speciality, and provide day to day management of more junior staff, including Band 5 Occupational Therapists and assistants.

To work with community teams, for onward referral for patients being discharged home, to facilitate a safe and timely discharge.

About us

This is an exciting time for PAHT. Over the next five years we are on a digital transformation journey, leading us to ourbrand new hospital. You'll be part of the team supporting our organisation in a diverse and challenging role a role which can make a significant difference to our patients, staff and the future direction of our services.

Our people demonstrate energy and commitment towards improving the care and experiences provided to our patients and the drive to be an 'outstanding' organisation.

It's never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and job specification for the role

Person Specification



  • Acute inpatient experience in a variety of settings


  • Supervision of staff
  • Student educator



  • Occupational Therapy Degree
  • HCPC Registration


  • Evidence of recent CPD activity

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

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Hamstel Road


CM20 1QX

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