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Occupational Therapist (Older People & Movement Disorders)

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Part Time
We are looking for a dynamic, experienced OT with a positive attitude to work as a Band 7 in the Outpatient Therapy team at South Bristol Community Hospital. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the outpatient setting - contributing to clinics, seeing patients 1:1 and facilitating groups.

This is a maternity leave cover position up until January 2025.

The current post holder works 3 days a week, and we are open to applications from staff members requesting flexible working arrangements up to and including 22.5hours. We also encourage applications from those staff members who wish to consider this post as a secondment please discuss with your line manager before applying.

Main duties of the job

The Band 7 Occupational Therapist will provide joint clinical and managerial leadership for the Falls & Frailty and Movement disorders Outpatient Services at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston (UHBW).

They will be a highly experienced clinician, with specialist clinical skills in Falls, Frailty & Movement Disorders.

They will manage a significant caseload of often complex patients, utilising expert clinical reasoning strategies, treatment planning, and implementation of clinical standards.

Areas of work include Consultant-led outpatient clinics (Rapid Access for Older People (RACOP), Movement Disorders) and therapy-led falls clinic and outpatients service.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Experience of treating a variety of conditions relating to the older person as a band 6 therapist e.g. older persons rehabilitation, falls, frailty, dementia, long-term neurological conditions
  • Considerable experience of clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching, including to OT students
  • Experience of people management
  • Participation in service development
  • Compassionate leadership skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt under pressure
  • Ability to build/maintain productive professional relationships quickly
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council registered


  • Previous Band 7 experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


South Bristol Community Hospital


BS14 0DE

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