Senior Occupational Therapist - Vascular/Surgical

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Vascular Team is expanding and we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Band 5 or a current Band 6 to be able to specialise in vascular and amputee work.

The successful candidate will work as part of a large dynamic and proactive surgical therapy team with good working relationships across the MDT in order to contribute to the delivery of high-quality service across the health economy. The work will input into patients through their whole vascular journey and will involve inpatient and out patient work for pre assessment and follow up.

The Occupational Therapists are highly valued and given the opportunity to be creative with their intervention in order to put the needs of the patient first.

This is a full time role, however part time hours will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The team see patients admitted to the vascular wards within the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. The post holder will offer comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients referred for Occupational therapy and work as an essential part of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver therapy and support comprehensive discharge planning.

Main duties involve:
  • To manage daily a clinical caseload of patients, and be responsible for the assessment, formulation and treatments and to give specialised therapy advice to members of the MDT.
  • To deputise for Team Leader on clinical and managerial issues within the team
  • To be actively involved with training within the Department in support of new graduate Occupational therapists, student therapists, therapy apprentices and support workers alongside other senior members of the team.

About us

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

NHSEI have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to get vaccinated and it remains our best line of defence against COVID-19. As such NHS organisation including Primary Care, are encouraged to continue engaging with and supporting their staff to inform their decisions in order to drive vaccine confidence, protect themselves, patients, and everyone else. NHSEI has produced COVID-19 vaccine communication materials.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • BSc Occupational Therapist


  • Member of COT
  • Member of relevant clinical interest group



  • Highly developed clinical skills in relevant clinical area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Effective and strong team player
  • Up to date therapeutic manual handling skills


  • Specific evidence of working with amputee patients
  • Competent presentation skills



  • 18 months post graduate experience in relevant clinical area
  • Proven record of providing high quality intervention for high risk patients


  • Experience managing challenging situations
  • Experience with supervising staff or supporting students
  • Clinical Audit



  • Ability to drive and have own transport


  • To be aware of and adhere to the Trust's Vision, Mission and Values



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS and Primary Care including Clinical Governance, NICE and CQC
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical / evidenced based practice relevant to clinical area.
  • Strong working knowledge of vascular conditions


  • Experience providing complex assessments and discharge planning
  • Experience using appropriate outcome measures linked to the relevant clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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