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Senior Occupational Therapist - Medicine (development considered)

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting an enthusiast and highly motivated Senior Occupational Therapist to join our Medical team here at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

You will be working with an established and supportive team of qualified Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy support staff, as well as liaising with, and referring to, our community colleagues utilising the discharge to assess process.

With support, you will hold a varied caseload, providing assessment and treatments to promote the recovery of our patients in preparation for leaving the acute setting. Involvement of patients and their families/carers in this decision making process is paramount.

We would welcome you to join a friendly team with the opportunity to develop your skills and services for our patients within the field of acute general medicine together we will be proud to deliver the highest standards of clinical quality, patient care and staff experience.

Your happiness at work is incredibly important to us, and hence, we are committed to supporting your health and wellbeing. Our proud to CARE values and Leading the Chesterfield Way behaviours are firmly embedded across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

To work with the existing Band 7, and Senior Therapists in Medicine to lead, to coordinate and monitor an effective and efficient service to meet the needs of the patients referred to the acute medical team.

To work with the team leads to monitor and evaluate existing services and develop services, in line with the changing needs of the Trust/wider healthcare community

To provide occupational therapy (and selective physiotherapy assessments following completion of competencies) within general medicine.

To develop links with other departments to facilitate a multi-disciplinary team approach

To assess, treat and educate patients referred to the service in the speciality of general medicine.

To use specialist skills to deliver a holistic assessment and identify acute rehabilitation needs.

To participate in and assist in the management of 7 day and bank holiday service

About us

As a trust we offer
  • onsite parking,
  • wellbeing hub
    • counselling,
    • onsite exercise classes,
    • the royal mile (one mile circuit around the hospital grounds),
  • a number of refreshment outlets,
  • onsite post office
  • cash machines,
  • fruit and vegetable stall that visits throughout the week
  • outdoor seating areas to facilitate staff breaks

As a department we offer:
  • apprenticeship schemes,
  • departmental emotional support,
  • regular catch ups with head of department
  • regular supervision
  • yearly appraisal
  • weekly whole team meetings
  • in-service training programmes
  • formal and informal support
  • wellbeing champion

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description document for further information about the role and job requirements. Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.

We are committed to providing you with on-going training and development to ensure you thrive in your role here at the Trust, which will be individualised and supported by your Line manager

The key to our success is simple: our people. With your experience, energy and commitment, youll be able to make a huge difference.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent
  • H.C.P.C. registered (or pending qualification results).



  • Broad understanding of OT process and frameworks
  • Broad understanding of OT role in acute physical setting.


  • Experience in acute physical setting

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Experience of supervision / appraisal
  • Experience of supervising other staff/students

Personal Attributes


  • Team worker
  • Enthusiastic and adaptable
  • Demonstrates a specific interest in the post applied for

Demonstrates Trust Values


  • Compassion, Achievement, Relationships, Environment - Proud to CARE

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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