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Senior Occupational Therapist - Pulmonary Rehabilitation

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join and develop their role in the existing Specialist Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team at The South Tees NHS Foundation Trust .

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is receiving significant funding and development as part of the NHS Pulmonary Rehabilitation 5 year vision and is an excellent time to join this team and contribute to these changes including the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS)

The main purpose of the job is to deliver therapy aspects of Pulmonary Rehabilitation to individuals and groups in a variety of locations including patients own homes. This is a large Pulmonary Rehabilitation service that currently provides 20 classes per week .

The successful applicant will be a vital part of the service for the delivery of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Middlesbrough plus Redcar and Localities areas

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service providing effective and efficient respiratory therapy to patients over eighteen years of age, who live in the Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland localities, within the framework of clinical governance.

To perform skilled therapeutic assessment of patients for Pulmonary Rehabilitation who present with diverse and complex chronic physical and psychological problems

To deliver Pulmonary Rehabilitation exercise and education programmes, using evidence based, client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

Reduce acute admissions, reduce exacerbations and increase capacity in primary care by optimising treatment and management of breathlessness, COPD and other respiratory conditions. Improve patient attendance and completion of Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

To work across different venues and locations in the community including patient's own homes

The service aims to enable individuals to maximise their independence and management of long term respiratory conditions

To work flexibly to meet the changing needs of the service and may involve working weekends or different times to those above if required and with appropriate notification.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Experience working in a service providing rehabilitation
  • Experience working within the NHS
  • Has experience working with respiratory patients in the NHS
  • Experience working with patients who required fatigue management or energy conservation


  • High level of Experience working with patients with respiratory conditions



  • To hold a degree or relevant diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC membership

Skills and aptitude


  • Able to independently travel in relation to this post throughout the localities.
  • Theoretical knowledge and applied clinical practice in a broad range of OT and rehabilitation areas.


  • Ability to deliver structured presentations to groups of patients and/or service
  • Teaching skills and previous student supervision experience

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Langbaurgh House

Bow Street


TS14 7AA

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