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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapy in Elderly Care

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapy in Elderly Care

We have an exciting opportunity for an advanced clinical specialist Occupational Therapist for Elderly Care to join our Occupational Therapy Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

You will be a versatile and enthusiastic OT, clinically expert in the management of the care of the elderly medicine. We are a friendly, very supportive and proactive multidisciplinary team with fantastic links with our community and system partners.

If you are looking for a new leadership role using your clinical experience and opportunities to grow, develop and work with others, then this role will be ideal for you!

Main duties of the job

    • To be an Occupational Therapy clinical expert in the management of Elderly Care patients for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (RBFT).
    • To use expert Occupational Therapy knowledge and advanced clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist support and advice and to manage own caseload of patients with highly complex conditions as an autonomous practitioner.
    • To undertake a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist role within the Elderly Care department, including but not limited to: Movement Disorder Clinic and Falls clinic, and also support the Elderly Care department working alongside Consultants.
    • To support the Elderly Care Occupational Therapy Team Lead in seeking opportunities to identify and engage in developments in professional practice and the transformation of service delivery.
    • To deputise for the Elderly Care Occupational Therapy Team Lead on agreed clinical and service development groups and boards.
    • To provide advanced training, advice and clinical education to service providers, service users and service commissioners.
    • To support the development of a learning based culture. This will include the provision of training, supervision and appraisal for Occupational Therapists, support staff and students.
    • To keep up to date with latest research, national standards and practice guidelines for the specialty, advising the Team Lead Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist for Elderly Care of any changes/service developments that are needed

About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest District General Hospitals in the country. The hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006.

It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority.

The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is Reading's biggest employer.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to this advert for detailed responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Proven leadership experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience at Band 6 or above in relevant area of practice
  • Evidence of advanced clinical skills in practice


  • Experience in managing complex team issues
  • Experience in performance management
  • Band 7 level experience in relevant area of practice



  • Evidence of highly specialist knowledge of OT within the field of Medicine
  • Knowledge of current issues and policy relating to field of practice
  • Registered OT with HCPC


  • Attendance at specialist courses relating to OT within the field of Medicine
  • Completion of relevant QI projects
  • Evidence of CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road



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