Band 6 - Static Occupational Therapist, ED and AAU, Clinical Support

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year including 5% High Cost Allowance
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Inpatient Therapy Department at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as part of #TeamWestHerts at Watford Hospital.

Are you interested in a post that will offer you the opportunity to further expand your acute assessment and discharging skills with a varied clinical caseload in a fast paced setting? This is a challenging and exciting Band 6 role that will provide lots of opportunity for development.

The ideal candidate will be an integral part of our Occupational Therapy Emergency Department and Acute Admission Unit Team.The post is static and would be suitable for an experienced Band 5 demonstrating a good range of rotational experience, or current Band 6 who would like to further develop their specialist skills in emergency medicine and acute admissions.

We offer a regular in-service training programme as well as clinical supervision with an experienced band 7 within the team to support with your own professional development. You will need to be a dynamic team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to teach, supervise and appraise Assistants and Students. We are a very friendly and supportive department where staff wellbeing is a priority.

The team is 7 day working and this post would be included in that rota (frequency of 1:6 weekends) with rest days in the following week.

Please do not apply if you have applied within the last 3 months.

Main duties of the job

The post would also offer the candidate the opportunity to supervise more junior team members, participate within service development projects and contribute to the Team and Department's well-established in-service training programme(s) and opportunities to represent Occupational therapy in MDT forums.

We have a strong MDT focus in the Accident and emergency department and acute admission wards and we are a forward-thinking team as to how best to develop services to benefit the patients care. You will be encouraged to take an active role in quality improvement/audit projects across the department.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In the role you will need to be able to complete comprehensive assessments within the acute hospital environment, implementing treatment plans, as well as focussing on rapid discharge from the acute hospital setting.

You will be working as part of a Team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistant Staff, and supported within an integrated Acute Therapy Service.

You should have a caring, committed and quality focused approach to the provision of patient care.

Team assessments will be holistic and identify a range of patients needs, ensuring appropriate use of available community services.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

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