Occupational Therapist (Rotational)

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Rotational Occupational Therapist

Dorset County Hospital is an engaged partner of the Integrated Care System, working closely with partner organisations, committed to delivery of the NHS long term plan (2019) and the Home First model developed to support patients having the right care given to them at the right time by the right person.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 occupational therapist, to join our rotations. If you are looking for a change, or wanting to work in a small but progressive acute hospital, this could be the role for you. The therapy team at Dorset County Hospital are very proud of the service they offer to patients, they are embedded in the MDT and work in conjunction with other members of the team.

Main duties of the job

A full driving license and access to a car is essential. Working patterns will vary dependent on rotation. The therapy team is committed to the principles of 7 day working and are working towards it.

Our rotations are 6 months and cover Hand therapy, Acute Stroke/Rehabilitation, Frailty & Complex Care and Orthopaedics

We are looking for a forward thinking OT, who enjoys a challenge. We can offer you:-
  • One year post graduation preceptorship programme.
  • Potential of Band 5 to Band 6 accelerator pathways for candidates who have required skills and experience.
  • A varied range of rotations.
  • Competency based learning structure and profession specific training.
  • The opportunity to work alongside a highly skilled and well established team leads.
  • Mentorship/Peer support.
  • Clinical supervision.
  • Values based appraisals.
  • An opportunity to help shape future services
  • a career framework with opportunities for level 7 apprenticeships and ACP's

If you are a forward thinking, dynamic therapist who would like to develop, we look forward to hearing from you.

About us

Dorset County Hospital offers the opportunities to work in acute wards, assessment units and out-patient departments.

Dorset isn't just a great place to work it's also a great place to live. The area boasts the best beaches in England with a range of outdoor activities on your doorstep. The area is largely rural with a good rail and road network. The stunning natural Poole harbour and Quays at both Christchurch and Poole. There is easy access to the New Forest and the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

We are a trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at Recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Please contact us for further informal, and an informal discussion.

Person Specification

Education & qualifications


  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy*
  • Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council*



  • Experience of working in the acute physical sector as an undergraduate.
  • Experience of working in the community setting as an undergraduate.

Skills & Competencies


  • Ability to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner.
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible clinical notes.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning and knowledge of OT interventions with this patient group, commensurate with Band 5 level.
  • To have a full UK driving licence.


  • To show an understanding of clinical governance and its implication for the Occupational Therapy service

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

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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