Senior Occupational Therapist - Rotational

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a people person? Are you motivated, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator? If yes, then this may be an ideal opportunity for you to join our friendly and supportive Occupational Therapy team.

An exciting Band 6 role has arisen within Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join a new rotation. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career and to gain specialist clinical skills, support and supervise others and participate in service development.

Main duties of the job

The rotations will be 9 months and include:
  • Stroke
  • Neuro Rehab
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Medical & Surgical
  • Elderly Care

You will need to be able to work in a fast paced and busy environment, have excellent communication skills and have experience of an acute hospital setting.

We strive to provide a friendly and supportive working environment and offer access to in-house training opportunities and external training. We are committed to supporting the education of Occupational Therapy students.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts Clinical Induction Programme for Clinical Support Workers (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact the CSW Induction Programme Lead ifthis is going to be, lasts for two weeks and will involve travelling to both Trust sites. The programme includes 2 supernumerary shifts in the clinical area (an early and a late shift), all of the other days are classroom-based and run from 9am to 5pm.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children).

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

This post forms part of the new Kent and Medway Orthopaedic Centre team at Maidstone Hospital. Over 200 new posts will support the new Centre, which is part of a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England. The new Centre will open in spring 2024 and treat patients from across the region, increasing the Trusts capacity for planned surgical procedures.

The Centre will contain the latest novel open plan laminar flow theatres open-plan surgical areas where up to three patients are treated in a dedicated space with a specialised air canopy over each station to prevent the spread of infection. The new facility will also include a 14-bed inpatient ward and a 10-bed day case ward, with recovery, x-ray and therapy space, all within a dedicated elective building.

The Centre will expand orthopaedic surgical capacity across Kent and Medway, playing an important part

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of Professional Body
  • Member of special interest group
  • Post-graduate training in relevant short courses



  • Post qualification experience in a physical setting
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Experience in working as part of an MDT
  • Experience of leading and influencing others, including OT colleagues
  • Experience in leading and contributing to Audit
  • Experience in service improvement
  • An understanding of common medical, and surgical conditions, care of the elderly, neurology, trauma and orthopaedics
  • Application of OT theory in the treatment of medical, surgical, orthopaedics, neurology, care of the elderly conditions in an inpatient setting


  • Experience of acute in patient treatment
  • Supervision of junior staff and students



  • Experience and commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


  • Understanding of quality issues
  • Computer literate

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hospital & Maidstone Hospita

Tunbridge Wells


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