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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Want to progress in your career whilst still building on your experience in a range of clinical areas? Looking to develop your managerial skills in a positive and supportive team? We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join us as Band 6 Occupational Therapists across Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We are excited to be able to expand our current rotations and as a result, recruit to our Band 6 Occupational Therapist posts across Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [HHFT]. This is a 9 monthly rotational post, with a diverse range of clinical areas to work within.

There are opportunities to rotate across our Winchester (RHCH), Basingstoke (BNHH) and Andover (AWMH) sites on a variety of rotations and specialities throughout the patient pathway. These settings include:
  • Front door (Emergency Department & Acute Assessment Unit) - RHCH & BNHH
  • Medicine - RHCH & BNHH
  • Coronary Care, Oncology & Gynaecology - BNHH
  • Surgery - RHCH & BNHH
  • Long Term Conditions and Elderly Care - RHCH & BNHH
  • Stroke - RHCH
  • Inpatient rehabilitation - Kingfisher ward, AWMH

If you have excellent communication skills, are passionate about providing outstanding patient care, have experience within the acute setting and are looking to further your career in a supportive and friendly environment, then please do get in touch as we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lauren Knight Savory on or Hannah Potter on

You will notice that there are jobs listed under Winchester / Basingstoke, please only apply once as applications for all sites will be considered for the cross site rotation. Please note you will have a base working site e.g Basingstoke or Winchester, with the opportunity to rotate across sites, as per preference, rotation requests and also according to service needs, therefore a flexible approach is a requirement

The successful candidate will have a broad range of relevant clinical experience and able to demonstrate a real passion for the inpatient acute hospital setting, acute rehabilitation, and complex discharge planning from a therapy perspective.

You will work as part of the acute therapy team within a multidisciplinary team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Therapy Practitioners and Therapy Assistant's. You will be promoting patient independence with the focus on providing early acute inpatient rehabilitation, assessing patient's current needs, ongoing acute therapy interventions and discharge planning. Your therapy assessments willinform appropriate discharge planning from the hospital setting, according to the patient's holistic needs.

About us

As a Band 6 at HHFT you can expect to receive robust peer support from fellow Band 6's and regular formal supervisionand clinical supervision by a Band 7 therapist. You will have opportunities to lead on service improvement projects, to supervise therapy colleagues and to provide clinical support and guidance to Band 5 occupational therapists, physiotherapists, Band 4 therapy practitioners, Band 3 therapy assistants and therapy students from our partner Universities.

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital is on the edge of the lovely town of Basingstoke, approximately 50 miles from London and 30 miles from the south coast. It is easily reached from the M3 and is accessible by public transport (although you will need to hold a manual driving licence for this position).

Royal Hampshire County Hospital is located in the vibrant city of Winchester. It is a historic city with lots to offer and events throughout the year.

We are committed to supporting professional development, with a strong supervision structure in place. Hampshire Hospitals NHS foundation Trust places a strong emphasis on supporting staff to be the best they can be in order to deliver their vision of outstanding care for every patient.


Job description

Job responsibilities

ampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's vision is to provide outstanding care and strive for excellence, whilst incorporating the trusts CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encouraging and challenging each other to always to our best.

Assess and treat a variety of conditions across all rotations, whilst working as part of a wider therapy team to promote and develop evidence-based care and practice.

The successful applicant will be expected to hold a manual driving licence or have access to their own car with business insurance, unless medically exempt. The therapy team have a therapy (manual) car to enable community access visits to be completed if needed, to facilitate hospital discharge.

The acute therapy team covers a 7 day service 8.30am - 4.30pm, including bank holidays. A commitment to working 50% of the bank holidays and working weekends (usually approximately one weekend per month), as part of the occupational therapy weekend rota is essential.

We reserve the right to close the job early if we receive a high number of applications.

We welcome informal visits to meet the therapy team.

We are happy to consider flexible working all requests for part time and flexible working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and the role can be found on the job description and person specification document attached to the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Has HCPC registration
  • Occupational Therapy Qualification


  • RCOT Membership



  • Evidence of experience within an inpatient setting
  • Evidence of undertaking safe practice


  • Demonstrate effective management of own workload and autonomous practice



  • IT skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills


  • Demonstrates presentation skills
  • Access to own vehicle with business insurance



  • Full UK manual driving licence.

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital


RG24 9NA

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