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Part time Occupational Therapist Band 5

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro rata
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for a part time (22.5 hours) Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Therapies Department at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital which has been twice rated as Outstanding by CQC.

Main duties of the job

You will work within the occupational therapy team treating in-patient cardio-thoracic patients across the medical and surgical wards and critical care. You will work closely with the other therapy teams as well as the wider MDT. Full training and support is provided to fulfil competencies to work independently and there will be opportunity to develop skills with stroke and complex rehabilitation patients during their acute stay. You will deliver individualised assessment and treatment programmes, providing rehabilitation to facilitate safe and timely discharge. The post holder will need to be an effective communicator, keen team member and be able to use their initiative. Regular training, support and clinical supervision is provided, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is committed to being inclusive and improving working lives. We welcome you to contact us for further information:

Julie Adam Senior Occupational Therapist on 0151 6001956 or Sue Sutton Therapy Lead on 0151 6001953

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide skilled occupational therapy for in-patients, within cardiothoracic surgery, chest medicine, and complex rehabilitation.

To be responsible for own caseload working without direct supervision as an autonomous practitioner, receiving regular clinical supervision and a programme of training

To undertake assessment and treatment of patients referred to the occupational therapy service ensuring evidence based care.

To maintain patient records accurately and legibly in accordance with trust guidelines.

To provide advice to patients and carers with in relation to occupational therapy.

To undertake competency training for specialist equipment.

To provide supervision to work experience students and support staff as required.

To provide advice and support to nursing staff regarding specialist occupational therapy equipment and interventions.

To collect & collate patient statistics and support senior staff in maintenance of relevant databases.

To participate in in-service training for occupational therapists and ensure maintain skills.

To support senior staff in the provision of training to other professionals.

To educate patients in self-management.

To be responsible for own time management to meet service and patients priorities.

To be aware of and comply with all LHCH policies and procedures.

To participate in clinical audit as necessary.

To participate in continuing professional development as per trust policy.

To maintain registration with the Health Care Professions Council.

To perform all duties in accordance with the HCPC & COT Standards.

To maintain and develop current knowledge of evidenced based and best practice in the areas of each rotation.

To undertake projects within each rotation, contributing to changes in service delivery and clinical practice.

To participate in the Trust appraisal scheme.

To deliver specific training to other health care professionals and students.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Demonstration of clinical reasoning and application to practice
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of clinical governance and application in everyday practice



  • Diploma/degree/MSc OT
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Broad range of clinical placements or rotations
  • Well-reasoned account of career intentions at LHCH

Values and Behaviours


  • Personally and professionally responsible
  • Desire to learn
  • Can recognise and deal with negative behaviour
  • Can contribute to an open and honest culture
  • Actively seeks out areas to improve clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive



L14 3PE

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