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Occupational Therapist - Elective Orthopaedics

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an innovative and dynamic OT looking for an opportunity to play a key role in advancing Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust's service development?

We are looking to appoint a co-team clinical lead band 7 Occupational Therapist. You will be jointly responsible with the Clinical co-team Lead Physiotherapist for the clinical leadership of the team. The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants.

The post holder will have a key role in advancing our services, continually promoting best practice and developing new pathways to ensure effective rehabilitation upholding GRIFT standards.

This is a great chance to work in a forward-thinking, patient-focused service and to be part of the exciting opportunities that this offers.

Working in the elective orthopedic center, you'll have countless opportunities to learn and develop your skills while working with medical professionals from across our Hampshire and Isle of Wight acute provider collaborative.

This role will require you to work across site between Winchester, Basingstoke, and Andover.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide clinical leadership within a defined therapy team and be responsible to and support the Orthopaedic Matrons and Operational Manager in the achievement of professional, operational and clinical governance objectives.
  • Ensure the highest standards of clinical care are delivered
  • Leading and participating in the delivery of a 7 day therapy service, providing a high standard of advanced clinical assessment, treatment and advice to patients who may have complex clinical needs.
  • To manage the development of therapy staff and other non-clinical staff/students within area of responsibility
  • To support the Clinical Matron and Orthopaedic Operation Manager in the review and implementation of integration and service improvement projects.
  • To take the lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the specialty, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To provide skilled team leadership and be responsible for service development, and to set and monitor standards of practice, implementing policy and policy changes in own clinical area.
  • To undertake evidence-based projects, including recommendations for change in practice and to lead in departmental research and audit in their clinical area.
  • To manage own clinical caseload on both ward and within Orthopaedic Education Follow up clinic.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We would welcome both full-time and part-time applicants and are committed to developing a flexible workforce to meet the needs of our patients.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We encourage informal visits to the department and offer the opportunity to meet the team.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Registration
  • Post Graduate Courses relevant to the clinical specialty


  • Recognized post-graduate qualification e.g. MSc.

Clinical Experience


  • NHS clinical experience proven at Band 6/7 level
  • Knowledge & experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of Orthopaedic and elderly patients demonstrated by advanced clinical reasoning
  • Advanced communication skills including the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, relatives or carers, in an appropriate manner and to liaise and negotiate effectively


  • Evidence of ability to implement service developments.
  • Highly specialized clinical skills across the chosen specialty



  • Evidence of leadership training
  • Evidence of CPD clearly recorded in current professional profile
  • Experience of managing other therapists and students


  • Experience of operational team management

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hampshire County Hospital


SO22 5DG

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