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Band 5-6 Occupational Therapist - REACT

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to exciting developments within our service, REACT (Rapid Emergency Assessment and Care Team) are looking to recruit a motivated and dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our team into a newly devised Band 5 -6 Development post!

The successful candidate will be supported through a comprehensive competency framework specific to Allied Health Professionals, which will include a Preceptorship period if this has not been completed previously.

This role would be ideal for a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist looking to develop their clinical and leadership skills within the Emergency and Acute Medicine environment, including Acute Frailty.

REACT are a valued and integral part of UHCW's Emergency Medicine Group which is continually evolving in order to best meet the needs of our patients. This offers lots of opportunities to be involved in positive change and make a difference within a fast-paced and rewarding clinical area.

We strive to celebrate our team success whilst ensuring the wellbeing of all of our team members is at the forefront of what we do. We offer regular supervisions and a team in-service training programme in order to support this.

Our service covers 7 days and extended hours (08:30-19:30 Monday-Friday), enabling a variety of flexible working patterns.

Due to the nature of the post we welcome applications from Occupational Therapists currently practising, returning to practice or those that are newly qualified and have an interest in Emergency Medicine.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive team the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop complex assessment and decision-making skills with a focus on admission avoidance and rapid discharge. In addition to this, professional and leadership skill development will be a focus through completion of comprehensive competency documents to evidence the transition from Band 5 to Band 6.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Emma Linton (REACT Manager) on 02476 964 000 bleep 5695.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellencedesignated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be professionally and legally responsible & accountable for all aspects of own work
  • Carry a clinical caseload consisting of patients with a varied range of conditions and health & social needs, with support from senior therapists for those with more complex needs
  • Complete holistic and comprehensive assessments in order to determine appropriate treatment plans & discharge pathways, ensuring that decisions are patient centred
  • Work collaboratively with patients, their relatives/carers and external health/social/voluntary services in order to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and minimise length of stay
  • Work as an autonomous member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to team discussions and influencing decisions about patient care and discharge plans
  • Carry out therapeutic intervention using a broad range of modalities and clinical reasoning to allow selection of the most appropriate technique with the view to improve function and reduce deconditioning
  • Evaluate therapeutic/discharge plans and modify as required in response to changing patient need
  • Identify and prescribe appropriate equipment essential to support a timely and safe discharge, including appropriate risk assessment as required
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation in accordance with REACTs Documentation policy
  • Provide specialist reports on patient function, need and professional recommendations as required

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospital

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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