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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

North Bristol NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 an hour Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Part Time
Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Maternity Cover


We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join our team to provide maternity cover.

The Head Injury Therapy Unit (HITU) is a community-based neurorehabilitation service for adults with an acquired brain injury. We are an established multi-disciplinary team who work with patients in their own homes and within other outpatient settings to support them to achieve functional, life-enhancing goals.

You will have clinical experience in the assessment and management of patients experiencing cognitive and physical impairments and subsequent difficulties in function following an acute neurological event such as traumatic brain injury or other neurological conditions.

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients with complex needs. The caseloads are varied, challenging and rewarding and you will be supported by an experienced multi-disciplinary team. Regular supervision will be provided by the Senior Occupational Therapist.

You will be expected to travel regularly throughout the locality of the team and therefore access to transport is essential.

The working hours will be across three days per week, with one working day being on a Thursday.

If you are interested in learning more about this post, please contact Dr Angelita Cruz (Consultant Neuropsychologist / Clinical Lead) or Abigail Jones (Senior Occupational Therapist) on 0117 414 3280

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high standard of occupational therapy service to patients referred to the Head Injury Therapy Unit, assessing and treating within the unit, the patient's own homes and the community.
  • Use specialised skills to provide a comprehensive occupational therapy service to patients, some of whom will have complex needs, including cognitive, emotional and physical needs.
  • To ensure service provision is prioritised and service delivery is effective within resources available.
  • To provide leadership for junior and support staff through supervision.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy services within the Head Injury Therapy Unit team, holding responsibility for defined department projects.
  • To take an active role on the maintenance and development of the occupational therapy service within the Head Injury Therapy Unit.
  • To train and supervise occupational therapy students on practice placement.

About us

The HITU multi-disciplinary team consists of neuropsychologists/ clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapist, rehabilitation support worker and assistant psychologist.Our fundamental principle is to provide highly specialised and high-quality person-centred neurorehabilitation. We also place a high level of importance on the well-being of our team members and we strive to provide a supportive work environment.

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy

Special Circumstances


  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post (.i.e. possess a valid driving licence and have access to own car).

Work Experience


  • Post registration experience as an OT
  • Post registration experience in brain injury rehabilitation or other neurological services.
  • Experience of MDT work

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Frenchay Beckspool Building

Frenchay Park Road


BS16 1LE

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