Occupational Therapist

North Bristol NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata for part time roles.
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the acute inpatient Neurosciences rotationfor 1 year to cover sabbatical leave.This post would be ideal for an individual with a previousexperience and/or a strong interest in Neuro who may wish to further develop their specialist skills.

Due to the nature of this post, you may rotate intoareas including Neurology, Neurosurgery, or Stroke. Being the Major Trauma Centre for the Southwest of England,your caseload mayincludepatients with acutetraumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. Opportunities to work with our established Neuro-oncology and Neurology team may also be available.

Recent changes to the Stroke service at NBT offer the opportunity to work in a hyper acute and acute stroke unit setting with early assessment and intervention planning to inform patients' potential for discharge home with appropriate therapy and care support, or the need for step down to the local sub-acute stroke rehabilitation units.

This advert may close early, if we have received sufficient applications. Therefore you are highly advised to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

Main duties of the job

The caseloads are varied, challenging and rewarding requiring application of a wide range of therapeutic skills to encompass functional and cognitive assessments, early interventions, social and environmental needs for discharge planning and onward referrals.

Close multi-disciplinary working and links with community partners in the wider health and care system exist to address needs at all stages of the clinical pathways, with occupational therapy playing a crucial role.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust is a great place to work. Situated in the vibrant city of Bristol is our award-winning building opened in 2014, offering exceptional facilities for patients and staff alike. We are a large teaching Trust that provides multiple specialties including regional services for neurosciences, major trauma, orthopaedics and surgery (major arterial centre and burns & plastics).

There is plenty of peer and senior support in the team, with various professional development opportunities and training courses available. Quality improvement projects and service development ideas are actively encouraged. Additional benefits include award schemes for excellence, staff restaurants, green spaces and an extensive wellbeing programme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard occupational therapy service to inpatients referred to the specialty team.
  • Use specialised skills to provide a comprehensive Occupational Therapy service to patients, some of whom will have complex needs.
  • To ensure service provision is prioritised and service delivery is effective within resources available.
  • To provide leadership for junior and support staff through supervision.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within a designated team, holding responsibility for defined department projects.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy service.
  • To train and supervise occupational therapy students on practice placement.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Student Educator - experience/qualification (or within one year)

Work Experience


  • Post registration experience as an OT
  • Post registration experience in related clinical specialties
  • Documented CPD


  • Experience of research or audit
  • Experience of supervising staff



  • Effective written skills
  • IT skills

Personal Qualities


  • HCPC registration


  • Membership of RCOT

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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