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Occupational Therapist Band 6 Rainbow Unit/ED/Urgent Care

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our busy therapy department. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our supportive and expanding team.

The post is 18.5 hours working within our Urgent Care therapy team. The team covers the emergency department, acute medical unit and frailty assessment unit. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across areas. The department has a commitment to ongoing development and clinical supervision.

Applicants need to be a qualified Occupational Therapist with HCPC registration with experience of working in an acute setting.

It is expected that the post holder will contribute to 7-day services and 12 hours shifts.

We are unable to offer sponsorship for this position.

Main duties of the job

This is a senior occupational therapy postworking within Emergency Department and Urgent Care Therapy team.

You will take a lead role in the advanced assessment of patients, who may have complex and/or chronic presentation, to determine, therapy treatment and timely discharge planning.

The post holder will also undertake a coordinating role in the delivery of the therapy service within their specific clinical area on a day-to-day basis and this will include the provision of a 7-day service in our clinical specialities. The post holder will also support junior staff members and students.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Basic IT/keyboard skills

Qualifications & Education


  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Clinical education training

Knowledge and Training


  • Significant post qualification experience in clinical area relevant to post
  • Evidence of post graduate training in specialist clinical area
  • Have an understanding of developments within the NHS and the Trust, and their implication on Occupational Therapy
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice


  • Other responsibilities e.g. HASAW rep, trade union rep/steward



  • Clinical experience at band 5 in core areas of respiratory, musculoskeletal, neurology and orthopaedics

Communication & Relationship Skills


  • Demonstrates the ability to teach, guide and direct therapy assistants and students in clinical practice
  • Flexible working to meet the need of the service
  • Able to delegate appropriately
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate, both written and orally, in a good clear and logical manner including good standard of documentation in application

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • Demonstrates evidence of clinical reasoning in the management of patient care
  • Demonstrates evidence of the ability to use reflective practice as a tools for growth and development
  • Evidence of self-directed learning
  • Demonstrate understanding of the governance framework and relevance to clinical practice
  • Able to work as an autonomous practitioner in a defined clinical area and support others
  • Evidence of participation and willingness to work in a weekend and

Planning & Organisational Skills


  • Demonstrates a vision for developing service
  • Evidence of organisational and good time management skills
  • Management experience of a team
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Demonstrates evidence of effective self-management including time, prioritisation, clinical caseload and demanding situations



  • To have the physical ability to carry out the necessary therapeutic handling and highly developed dexterity and coordination for assessment and manual treatments

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values


  • Able to provide safe, caring, and effective services
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong and their contribution is valued

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russells Hall Hospital

Busheyfields Road



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