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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Great Western Hospital are looking to recruit Band 6 Occupational Therapists as part of our rotational programme. We would be open to welcoming applications from current Band 5 OT's wanting to develop into a Band 6 role.

Our Band 6 Rotational Programme includes gaining valuable experience in the below areas:
  • Orthopaedic Therapy - Trauma and Elective
  • Acute Occupational Therapy - Medicine and Surgery
  • Front Door Therapy - Emergency care and Admission Avoidance

Each rotation will be for 9 months where you will rotate within the above areas to support the demand in the Hospital site.

If you would like to find out more information about this opportunity or to arrange a brief department walk around, please get in touch with Louise White or Sarah Kirwan on 01793 646141 or or

We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

  • The role of the Senior Occupational Therapist is to provide, develop and deliver a specialised and skilled level of Occupational Therapy intervention to each service within the rotation.
  • To participate in the Band 6 Rotation Scheme - 9 months within Acute Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedic Therapy and Front Door Therapy Services.
  • To be aware of the total therapy needs of the team, the changing demands and take action in consultation with the Team Leaders to fulfil these needs.
  • To be able to be proactive at delivering therapeutic interventions within a timely manner to enable patients to maintain their independence, identifying when patients would benefit from further rehabilitation and support services and to refer on to other services appropriately.
  • To provide clinical leadership and specialist advice, through the supervision, coaching and education, for less experienced occupational therapists, rehabilitation assistants, students, support workers and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To participate in the Band 6 Occupational Therapy rotation programme.
  • To assist with the continuous service development of the therapy services to provide high quality care and timely intervention.
  • To hold responsibility for own case load, working without direct supervision.
  • To manage complex diverse cases which may include medical, neurological, traumatic brain injury, surgical, orthopaedic, musculo-skeletal and psychiatric conditions.
  • The staff member will be required to work their contracted hours over 7 days a week

Please see attached job description for full details

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with Health and care Professions Council
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development and postgraduate learning relevant to clinical area - e.g., Falls, Elderly rehabilitation, Frailty, Admission avoidance, Neurology, use of equipment.


  • Evidence of basic management training
  • Registered field work educator
  • Member of special interest group
  • Member of professional body



  • Experience in complex discharge planning within the NHS
  • Broad clinical experience e.g. surgical, ED, neurology, medical, orthopaedic, community rapid response, admission avoidance, rehabilitation, community
  • Experience of providing a broad range of interventions for a complex caseload.
  • Working as part of an MDT and joint problem solving
  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process and models of practice
  • Use of goal setting and outcome measures
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team Experience of providing supervision for junior staff or assistants
  • Lead for student supervision
  • Experience in and an understanding of clinical governance e.g. audit, risk management, education


  • Experience of Splints, braces and slings
  • Experience of using a wide range of standardised and non-standardised assessments.
  • Involvement in audits
  • Involvement in the recruitment and retention process.
  • Participation in service development and implementation of change.



  • Excellent verbal communication to enable effective MDT working and communicating with relatives, patients etc
  • Capacity assessments, consent and safeguarding's within the NHS or adult social care.


  • Awareness of budget management.
  • Rehabilitation skills
  • Awareness of Health and Safety
  • Knowledge of NHS National strategy e.g. NHS plan, NSF's
  • Knowledge of CCG local delivery plan
  • Insight into team dynamics and conflict resolution

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital/ Orbital

Marlborough Road



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