Senior Occupational Therapist - Urgent Care

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity is now available at the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in emergency care.

The post offers the opportunity to work in one of the busiest urgent care centres in the UK within an exciting University Hospital environment with a mixed caseload of patients across a number of areas including A& E Front of House, acute medical unit, resus, short stay ward and ambulatory care. The therapy team consist of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and dual trained Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Technical Instructors. The therapy team work as part of a wider, dedicated multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and have a sound understanding of rapid assessment, intervention, decision making, discharge planning and services available to support this.

Main duties of the job

The urgent care team at the UHNM is innovative and enthusiastic with strong leadership and a commitment to MDT working. The team work within a 7 day shift system therefore the post holder will be required to work weekends, late shifts and bank holidays. There will also be an expectation to cross cover the wide Occupational Therapy services at UHNM on occasions.

As a static member of the team there will be opportunities for professional and personal progression to develop clinical, educational and leadership skills, as well as opportunities to lead service development projects.

We are keen to meet dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated Occupational Therapists interested in joining our supportive, well established team committed to providing a high standard of clinical care.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree/Dilpoma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD


  • CPD relevant to speciality area



  • Minimum of 18 months post-graduate experience as an Occupational Therapist


  • Experience gained in an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to specilaity area
  • NHS experience
  • 2-4 years post graduate experience

Skills, Ability and Knowledge


  • Good communicator - in writing


  • Experience of audits
  • Clinical Educator

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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