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Specialist Occupational Therapist Rotational

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum pro-rata incl HCAS (inner)
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist - Permanent rotational post and fixed term rotational post opportunities.

St George's University Hospital Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, full-time occupational therapist to work as a band 6 within our acute and rehabilitation services. This post is a permanent contract, and it offers the opportunity to be part of a friendly, dynamic, and forward-thinking teaching Trust. St George's therapists work in specialist multidisciplinary therapy services that have a strong focus on patient experience and continual improvement.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dedicated occupational therapist who is motivated and keen to develop their clinical specialist knowledge and skills. The post is part of a rotation. This includes, Senior Health, STAR (Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit Team), Hand Therapy, Ortho-Geriatrics, Oncology, Acute Medicine and Trauma and Orthopaedics. As a band 6 occupational therapist you will benefit from peer support and supervision programmes as well as access to multi-professional clinical specialists in a range of clinical areas.

You will have opportunities to develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge. You will also be encouraged to be involved in service development, research, and audit, and supervise both students and junior staff, developing your teaching and leadership skills. The multidisciplinary therapy team provides a high-quality therapy service over 7 days. You will be required to participate in a weekend rota aligned to your clinical area which involves working a weekend shift once approximately every 6 weeks with compensatory rest days.

About us

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, St George's Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, and two health centres, St Johns Therapy Centre, and The Nelson Centre.

With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

The hospital is situated in a vibrant and diverse community in Southwest London and benefits from onsite facilities such as restaurants and coffee shops as well as other local amenities and easy access to public transport.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for further details regarding the vacancy***

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification before applying. Applicants will only be short listed if they give examples of how they meet all the essential criteria

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Continued Professional Development including evidence of reflective practice, and clinical experience gained


  • Fieldwork educators course



  • 18 months post-qualification Occupational Therapy clinical experience, at least a year of which must have been in an acute setting.
  • 1 year's previous NHS experience either as a qualified Occupational Therapist (substantive or locum) or as an undergraduate Occupational Therapy Student.
  • Working as part of a MDT team within a clinical environment.
  • Delegation to support staff.
  • Experience of general assessment and intervention with patients in a physical setting (e.g. medical, surgical, trauma and orthopaedics and neurology patients).


  • Student supervision
  • Clinical Audit / Research
  • Involvement in service development



  • Good Clinical Reasoning skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to document legible and accurate notes in English using the SOAP note writing system according to local standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Basic Wheelchair Assessment and Prescription skills.
  • Group work skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible working approach
  • Initiative
  • Able to work at moderate to high levels of physical activity involving the delivery of manual therapy, therapeutic handling of patients and the assessment, demonstration and installation of adaptations and equipment
  • Competent IT skills


  • Basic Splinting Skills



  • Clear demonstrable understanding of the OT process
  • Clear understanding of Evidence Based Practice
  • Working knowledge of functional and standardised assessment tools
  • Knowledge of current OT and Government initiatives
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the working as a healthcare professional
  • Have understanding of Clinical Governance and implications for Occupational Therapy services including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Able to work within Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and Health and Safety to meet the needs of the patients



  • Able to alter their working patterns to include working extended hours, unsociable hours and weekend working. This may be via additional hours or a shift pattern.


  • Car driver
  • BAOT membership
  • Member of Specialist Section / Interest group

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Rd


SW17 0QT

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