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Senior Occupational Therapist (Acute Band 6) - Rapid Assessment Team

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley, Camberley
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you
  • passionate about top class patient care with a belief that every day matters?
  • looking for new learning opportunities to expand your competencies & skills?
  • ready for a new challenge?
  • driven to change the narrative of OT within the Trust and our wider communities to promote and develop a strong workforce now for future generations?
  • Committed to making the NHS have a brighter future?

Do you want
  • to learn in a fast-paced hospital and community setting?
  • to work with a diverse team with wide knowledge and experience?
  • to develop your knowledge and skill with support from peers, specialists, clinical educators, experienced Occupational Therapy leaders?
  • to develop strong leadership skills to assist with service and people development
  • a workplace that has energy and a drive to proactively respond and think outside the box for the best service now and into the future?

We can offer:
  • an exciting post working with our Rapid Assessment Team who's primary focus to work with patient for 0-72hours of admission.
  • excellent learning opportunities with a high level of support and supervision and appraisal from senior colleagues,
  • peer support from a large group of colleagues on the rotation,
  • a multi-professional preceptorship programme.

To find about more about the additional things we can offer get in touch.

Main duties of the job

To provide excellent, high-quality person-centred clinical care that advocates for patients strive to provide a service fit for today and the future develop personal leadership to support clinical growth. Every rotation (12 months) brings duties specific for that speciality and team.

Our teams across all sites have a friendly, supportive atmosphere and a real team ethic. We know how to look after our staff - making sure they achieve the ideal work-life balance. As a Trust we offer a multi-professional preceptorship programme. In addition, we offer excellent training opportunities supported by an AHP practice development lead and clinical flow lead.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We provide a service to Frimley Park, Wexham Park, Farnham and Heatherwood Hospitals, as well as our local community team. This offers great development opportunities in a fast-paced settings which provide seven-day services to our patients.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialities

In the Therapies Directorate we have a strong Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) culture and welcome applicants who will continue to contribute to the power of diversity we want in our teams to help us deliver our best services to our population.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are inspired to know more about this opportunity and our team, please see the job description attached, which outlines the main duties of this post.Job description is indicative of the expectations of all Band 6 Occupational Therapists.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in OT
  • HCPC registration


  • Fieldwork educators course
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD in specialist



  • Ability to work single-handedly in clinical areas requiring rapid clinical reasoning and response
  • Ability to manage own workload and determine priorities
  • able to work under pressure
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance


  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Use of an electronic patient record



  • knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Ability to clinical reason/ plan intervention independently
  • Relevant NHS experience


  • Experience of research and audit
  • Advice and informal supervision to support staff and students



  • Willingness to rotate clinical area of work
  • Must be able to travel between sites

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital

Frimley, Camberley

GU16 7UJ

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