In-patient Occupational Therapist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£28,408 to £42,503 a year including HCAS
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Band 5 to 6 developmental post

In-patient Ortho-Geriatric and Frailty Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist

Part-time position 0.8WTE. Flexible working or other part time hours would be considered.

Are you are a motivated Band 5 Occupational Therapist looking to progress and build further knowledge and skills in Ortho-Geriatric and Frailty Rehabilitation?

We are looking to recruit a part time Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our in-patient therapy team at Haslemere Community hospital in Surrey. We are a friendly and experienced team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants. We work with people, with a wide range of complex conditions, who require further rehabilitation prior to being discharged home or to suitable alternative environments. We are an integral part of the MDT and work closely together to plan discharges.

We will support you to attain competencies in this field in order to progress to becoming a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist. You will be supported with regular clinical supervision and in service training.

We value the importance of continuous improvement culture across our teams to provide high quality care to our service users. You will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of clinical practice, standards, research as well as policies, protocols, guidelines and service development.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of the inpatient therapy service, meeting the needs of a complex ortho-geriatric and frailty population. Our objective is to maximise the functional ability of people for the facilitation of safe discharges home or to suitable alternative environments. You will assess and treat people in the in-patient setting. You will assist the multi-disciplinary team by contributing to the planning, co-ordination, delivery and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service.

As a senior member of the team you will be responsible for providing education and support to Occupational Therapy students and other members of the team.

Currently the team operate a five day service, but in accordance with other services, seven day working is a possibility in the future.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact either Victoria Mitchell, Team Lead Occupational Therapist (on 01483 956508 ext: 5508 or 5565) or Madeleine Meakin, Service manager (on 07790 986345).

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder assists in the development, administration and provision of a specialist Occupational Therapy service; carries a caseload dealing with complex assessment, and planning discharge of patients with predominantly physical conditions and with regard to the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and social aspects of their care.

Directly responsible for the management of own caseload of patients referred for Occupational Therapy assessment, rehabilitation and management within the multi-disciplinary team.

Assists in the management of the specialist team providing, developing and planning an Occupational Therapy service to patients for this client group.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of the role of Occupational Therapy for people with a wide range of physical dysfunction.
  • Able to assess for and fit basic equipment to facilitate safe discharge.
  • Previous experience relating to specialist area.
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting.
  • Knowledge of relevant NHS and SS legislation.


  • Able to assess for and fit complex equipment and teach patient/carer in the safe use of these.
  • Experience with community/mental health conditions.



  • Diploma/degree in OT by recognised awarding body e.g. Royal College of Occupational therapists.
  • Must satisfy the criteria for full membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


  • An approved Occupational Therapy supervisor for OT degree students.
  • Further qualifications/Study.

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