Occupational Therapist

York and Scarborough Teaching 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
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Rapid Assessment Team based in our new state of the art ED and Frailty Same Day Emergency care (SDEC).

The Rapid Assessment and Treatment team (RAT's) are a dynamic, enthusiastic group who are flexible and approachable. We are as supportive of each other as we are of the people that we care for.

We aim to provide innovative and comprehensive assessment and acute rehabilitation through the whole patient journey including frailty at the front door to working alongside all specialities in the ED including MSK, Neuro, respiratory and paediatrics.

Part of your role will be to help shape the service within our new purpose build Frailty SDEC. This will be a key area of focus as we are due to open Frailty SDEC in October 2023.

Working alongside an experienced and knowledgeable team of Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, and social workers you will have the opportunity to develop complex assessment skills, risk management and rehabilitation skills in the areas of frailty, falls, dementia, long term conditions and multi-morbidities. This provides a great opportunity to learn a variety of different therapeutic interventions with a great training scheme based alongside MDT members.

Meet The Team Here

Main duties of the job

You will undertake specialist occupational therapy assessments and management of a designated group of patients, within the ED. this will involve working with the individuals, groups and carers/relevant others, providing specialist treatment in the most appropriate environment.

The ED Rapid Assessment team provide an 8-8 seven-day service supporting urgent need and offer flexible and varied shift patterns.

We can offer you...
  • A supportive management structure, and good peer group support.
  • A positive and well-established appraisal and development system.
  • Support in your own development, with access to regular training and supervision that is both clinical and non-clinical.

With the drive to support people to remain/return to their own homes where at all possible, Therapy Services are at the forefront of initiating, developing, and shaping how AHP's in York work to integrate Health and Social Care.

Successful candidates will have good communication skills. Be self-motivated and enjoy working as part of a supportive multi professional team. They will work collaboratively with system partners to improve the quality and outcomes of patient care.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: yhs-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate experience and achieving relevant skills
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Skills and attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions including acute elderly medicine patients, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision.
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment.
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Awareness of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed/ Specialist clinical skills within relevant area.
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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