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3615 - Specialist OT (Acute in-patients including community)

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Interview date: 8th May 2024.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 x band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapists with a strong interest in supporting patients in their journey during an acute medical stay, through rehabilitation and discharge to their own environment, to join our acute medical OT team. One post will be static in Medical OT team and one post will be rotational between Acorn rehab unit, Discharge to Assess community team and Medical OT team on a 9 monthly rotation basis. Please specify in your application if you have a preference for static or rotational post.

The post holders will have a broad range of specialists skills that transfer across the patient pathway as the patient travels from care setting to setting.

The post holders will provide clinical expertise to the multi-disciplinary team to inform their decision making and to provide advice and guidance to carers, non-clinical staff or members of other professions, who may be influenced by this and to maintain professional relationships with relevant others working as part of the wider team.

As part of the leadership team, the post holders must be flexible and dynamic and have a positive approach to enhancing service delivery and implementing NHS Frameworks and Quality Guidelines.

We offer clinical supervision, staff support, professional development opportunities within a supportive working environment. Excellent training facilities are available within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Specialist Occupational Therapist will be expected to:

To provide specialist advice, for relatives, carers and members of the MDT, to promote the OT role in patient care.

To advise patients, carers, relatives, colleagues on the safe use of equipment, minor adaptations, treatment techniques, moving and positioning, in relation to individual patients.

To be competent in prescribing equipment, and have an in depth knowledge of equipment available for patients and how it is accessed. Ensure that all issued equipment is used safely and correctly, following protocols.

To accurately and effectively report and document any changes in patients condition or progress to other relevant MDT team members

To provide specialist written reports, discharge summaries, risk assessments and other recommendations regarding individual needs as required by the service.

To represent the OT service and/or individual patients at MDT meetings, and case conferences to ensure the delivery of a co-coordinated multidisciplinary service. This will include discussion of patient care and patient progress.

To work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team liaising and working with other trust staff in the management of the patients appropriate to the medical service and with external agencies as required.

To oversee and manage the caseloads of more junior staff within a designated area.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility. Health and Care Worker visa: Overview - GOV.UK (

**Please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description for Specialist Occupational Therapist

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words describe a time when you were under pressure but remained calm, compassionate and focused at work.



  • Post qualification experience (i.e. Band 5 junior grade rotation/static band 5 post), in a relevant field.
  • Broad range of clinical experience in a variety of OT settings, e.g. must include NHS acute hospital setting.


  • Experience of clinical audit and research.



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current Health Professions Council registration.
  • COT Accredited APPLE Clinical Fieldwork Educator qualification, or working towards.
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development (CPD portfolio), post graduate study.


  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists.
  • Hold European Computer Driving Licence, or other IT intermediate skills.

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Sound knowledge and application of current best practice in Occupational Therapy.
  • Sound working knowledge of Medical, Orthopaedic and Surgical conditions and the impact on occupational heath and function.
  • Demonstrates evidence of understanding and application of CPD requirements outlined by the HPC.


  • Understanding of current OT and where AHPs fit into the NHS Plan, or an ability to develop this.
  • Understanding of NHS direction.
  • Working knowledge of the use of the NHS KSF for performance appraisal.

Other Factors


  • Use of car and insurance for business use

Personal Attributes


  • Able to fulfil the physical demands of the role subject to reasonable adjustments under the terms of the Equality Act 2010
  • Ability to work a flexible working patterns to cover 7 day working as service need dictates.
  • A Current driving license and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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