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Senior Occupational Therapist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£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 enthusiastic Senior Occupational Therapists to join the Therapies Directorate at the University Hospitals of North Midlands. The post offers the opportunity to work in an exciting University Hospital based on the two hospital sites of The Royal Stoke and County Hospital.The post rotates across a variety of specialist inpatient and outpatient areas which include: Surgery, Palliative Care, Frail Elderly, Emergency Portals & Medicine

Main duties of the job

Surgery - lower limb amputees, wheelchair assessment, environmental assessments & adaptation of functional tasks. Complex D/C planning and splinting for critical care step down patients.Palliative Care - oncology/renal conditions, fast track D/C planning & complex manual handling assessments & equipment provision. Long term life limiting conditions and challenging conversations.Frail Elderly - frailty management, patients with dementia, falls management, complex discharge planningEmergency Portals - rapid decision making in relation to d/c planning and equipment provision & admission avoidance. Opportunities to join our falls response service preventing admissions working alongside West Midlands ambulance service and ANPs.Medicine - wide range of medical conditions including Non-Invasive Ventilation, MND, Cardiology & post Critical Care Step down, complex d/c planning, specific knowledge in seating wheelchairs.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Jane Teasdale

(see contact details)

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree/Dilpoma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD


  • CPD relevant to speciality area



  • Minimum of 18 months post-graduate experience as an Occupational Therapist


  • Experience gained in an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to specilaity area
  • NHS experience
  • 2-4 years post graduate experience

Skills, Ability and Knowledge


  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to react well under pressure
  • Good communicator - in writing
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies


  • Experience of audits
  • Clinical Educator
  • Involvement in training staff/delivering presentations

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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