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Band 5 Occupational therapist

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Full Time
The stroke team at the Luton and Dunstable hospital currently have a new and exciting vacancy for an experienced band 5 Occupational therapist to join the team in a 12 month fixed term position.

This post is ideal for an individual who has experience at a band 5 level and is looking for that next step before progressing to band 6 posts. This is a rare and innovate post.

Working as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to provide rehabilitation to patients with a variety of neurological and complex conditions.

You will gain experience in:
  • Hyper-acute Stroke Care
  • Acute Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Complex Neurological Outliers

We pride ourselves in having a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team and work in close collaboration with the whole therapy department.

We hold regular in-service and training opportunities within the team to ensure continuous development. As well as team in-service training we also hold OT specific training, OT meetings and weekly OT case load review meetings. You will also be supported with regular supervision and opportunities for development.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties of the Job

1.To perform therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse and varied physical and psychological conditions, to determine a diagnosis and formulate and deliver an appropriate individualised treatment programme.2. To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a specific area or ward, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from a senior occupational therapist is available when required. Clinical work is regularly evaluated by a senior occupational therapist.3. To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

4.To supervise work experience students on observational placement, ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.5. To contribute and participate in evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and team's clinical practice and improve service delivery within each clinical area. Make recommendations to senior staff.

About us

Working for your Organisation

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed Job Description and Main Responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification provided. If further information is required, please speak to our contact on advert.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ training.


  • Dip COT or BSc (Hons) in OT
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continual professional development maintained in portfolio


  • Member of the British association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists (BAOT/COT)



  • To have a broad base of clinical experience obtained through practice education
  • Experience of working as part of a multi- disciplinary team
  • Experience of working within an acute hospital setting


  • Experience of working within the NHS

Knowledge and Skills


  • Developed working knowledge of a broad range of Occupational therapy assessment and treatment techniques


  • IT skills to include word processing and e-mail

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road



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