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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in T&O

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join our T& O inpatient Team at the William Harvey Hospital. The successful candidate will be working alongside colleagues within the team providing a high quality service to a variety of patients within Trauma and Orthopaedic wards, extending into the wider community setting. There will also be the opportunity to work in collaboration with therapy colleagues in the wider team and across the trust.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated therapist who is looking for a new challenge in helping to continually develop the service and who wants to develop their people management skills with support from the Clinical Lead Therapist and senior colleagues.

Please note that previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Supporting Site Lead and Clinical Lead in providing a high quality therapy service to a range of people to ensure a safe, efficient and effective discharge home with appropriate referrals into the community setting.

Collaborative working with the MDT to ensure efficient patient flow through prioritising the caseload and supporting therapy colleagues to organise their caseload appropriately.

Supporting the team in their development and assisting in the day to day running of the therapy service.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • At least 3 years post graduate experience at a senior level in the relevant clinical area
  • Proven record of providing high quality intervention for high risk patients
  • Fieldwork educator


  • Clinical Audit

Skills and abilities


  • Highly developed clinical skills in the relevant area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Teaching/facilitating training
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Up to date therapeutic moving and handling skills
  • Good IT knowledge
  • Effective and strong team player


  • Competent Presentation skills



  • Awareness of Professional Issues and recent development in the NHS and Primary Care including Clinical Governance, NICE and CQC
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical/ evidence based practice
  • Awareness of Key Performance Indicators or service contracts


  • Member of a special interest group related to field



  • HCPC Registered
  • BSc Occupational Therapy


  • Leadership Training
  • Member of a Professional Group

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the Clinical Lead
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust Policies and procedures
  • Ability to organise own work
  • Ability to cope with change and use initiative



  • To be aware and adhere to the Trust's Vision, Mission and Values
  • Able to travel around East Kent and between Trust hospital sites


  • Hold a clean UK Driver's Licence

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road, Willesborough


TN24 0LZ

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