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Senior Rotational Occupational Therapist

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
Are you looking for something different that will offer you a unique opportunity to develop your clinical and interdisciplinary team working skills and support your career development? If yes, we have an exciting rotational position to support your learning in a variety of clinical areas.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and evolving therapy teams at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust. Currently the band 6 rotation covers Health Care of the Older Person, Amputees, Orthopaedics, Medical wards, ED/SSU and Mansfield Community Hospital/rehab. Wherever placed you will work as part of the therapy team helping to prevent patients from being admitted to hospital and maximising their chances of staying at home through timely therapy intervention and treatments.

As part of the wider therapy team you will be responsible for providing a high standard specialist occupational therapy service with a focus on preventing hospital admission, prompt therapy treatment and facilitating timely hospital discharge.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached

Person Specification



  • Flexible working, including 7 day working which will include late shifts.


  • Ability to drive

Knowledge Requirements


  • Sound Clinical knowledge of medical conditions and applied occupational therapy techniques
  • Ability to prioritise & work under pressure
  • Delegation skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as alone but with access to more senior colleague
  • IT skills
  • Knowledge of NHS procedures, policies and guidelines
  • Ability to formulate and develop specialised individual treatment programmes and ability in using clinical reasoning skills



  • BSc (Hons) or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC


  • Membership of the College of Occupational Therapists

Further Training


  • Attendance at relevant clinical post graduate courses taught often at modular Masters level
  • Practice Placement Educators training


  • APPLE Accreditation training



  • Completion of postgraduate junior rotation to include a rotation in medicine
  • Broad understanding of occupational therapy process and frameworks
  • Experience of audit and service review
  • Experience of supervising other staff and/or students
  • NHS experience including knowledge of policies and procedures


  • Evidence of contribution to clinical education of less experienced staff, assistants and students

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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