Band 5 Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you been thinking it is time for a change? Are you a registered or going to be registered in the next few months as an Occupational Therapist and interested in exploring a new clinical area or maybe looking for a more flexible working pattern? Maybe you are interested in living and working by the sea?

We are pleased to announce an exciting vacancy for a Band 5 OT to join our Community Interim Team who provide a 'Discharge to Assess' service to patients leaving our local hospitals.

We have a friendly and flexible team where we put patient care and care for our staff first. We have excellent opportunities for personal and professional development as part of a large University Hospital Foundation Trust. We also understand the importance of maintaining a work-life balance and would be willing to consider flexible working patterns that suit you.

This post is based with our Interim Care Team who have bases currently at the Christchurch Hospital and Bournemouth Hospital sites and provide community assessment and rehabilitation to patients recovering following hospital admission. There are opportunities for rotation or secondment into the acute hospital teams if you are looking to develop your frailty clinical knowledge and experience.

The role will involve community work and for this reason a car owner/ driver is essential.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview date: 10 July 2023

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • BAOT member



  • Ability to assess, manage & treat people with a variety of acute presentations affecting their performance status, effectively and independently
  • Skills in goal setting & evaluating outcome measures
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to produce clear written documentation of intervention & reports
  • Ability to prioritise clinical workload



  • Clinical experience in core areas including working within an Acute Hospital Setting


  • Covered core areas including Orthopaedics, Neurology, Experience of working in the community
  • Previously worked as occupational therapist in the N.H.S or in a system comparable to the N.H.S for 18 Month

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to drive and hold a clean driver's license
  • Well motivated
  • Ability to use a keyboard to access and input information from a computer based system

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

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital & Christchurch Hospital



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