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Rotational Occupational Therapist

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum/incl HCAA
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time 37.5 hours.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Occupational Therapist that is keen to develop their skills within our friendly and dynamic therapy team as part of our band 6 in-patient rotation.

All our rotations will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop a wide range of clinical and professional skills in a band 6 role in the following clinical areas:

Stroke Rehabilitation: Based on The Stroke Unit, you will gain experience of working in a Multidisciplinary Team to assess, treat and manage stroke patients. You will gain experience of working with a wide range of patients recovering from a stroke, including those that can be referred to the Early Supported Discharge Team and those that need further rehabilitation in one of our Neuro rehabilitation units.

Acute Medical Unit: This rotation will provide a unique opportunity to develop your clinical decision making ability and to build blended working skills. You will get the opportunity to assess and treat patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions alongside those with medical and frailty backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the discharge team and the rest of the Multidisciplinary Team in order to ensure patients are assessed and treated in a timely manner.

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Main duties of the job

Acute Medicine and Surgical: The rotation will provide an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical assessment, treatment and reasoning skills with a wide-ranging caseload. This rotation allows you to work closely within a large team of occupational and physiotherapists and provides the opportunity to work within multiple specialities including, gastroenterology, oncology, respiratory the intensive care unit and general medicine.

Acute Older Adults: You will further develop strong assessment and analytical skills while autonomously assessing and treating the functional needs of this complex cohort of acutely unwell older people, often with complex medical and social needs. You will work alongside the physiotherapists and MDT to assess, treat and discharge older adults in a home first approach.

Frailty Team: You will gain experience of working with older adults in an Acute Inpatient Short Stay Frailty ward, Acute Frailty Unit in A& E and in an outpatient clinic setting. The team operates in a blended capacity incorporating OT,PT and nursing assessments and a multi disciplinary holistic approach is welcomed. Working with the team can enhance your confidence, communication and leadership skills.

Our service is committed to continuing your professional development (CPD) alongside providing high quality patient care. Advert continued below

About us

You will be given regular support, training, clinical supervision and will participate in in-house training sessions. You will also have support in developing your supervision and leadership skills.

We have strong links with our local universities, enabling us to make valuable contributions to fieldwork education, as well as working together to develop evidence based practice.

We take pride in our on going commitment to innovative service delivery, and are involved in a range of projects within the Trust. We welcome applicants who share our passion for providing a responsive service which can meet the changing needs of our patients in a flexible and professional manner.

We are looking for a therapist who demonstrates strong team skills and who is capable of assessing and treating the functional needs of patients within the changing environment of an acute hospital setting. We are proud to be part of an integrated therapy structure with our physiotherapy colleagues. We are looking for candidates with the following:
  • HCPC registration, ideally with over a year of post graduate clinical experience including a minimum of 6 months in acute hospital care.
  • Hard working, adaptable, dynamic individuals who possess high-level communication skills, initiative and self-motivation.
  • Basic knowledge and skills of each specialty offered in the rotation
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork skills
  • Car driver desirable

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. It will be subject to regular review and amendment as necessary in consultation with the post holder.

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Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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