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Complex Discharge Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Royal Hampshire County Hospital to join our Acute Therapy Team. You will be an Occupational Therapist with a passion for delivering a high standard of care to our clients, focusing initially on our acute admissions unit and elderly care wards, leading on complex discharge facilitation.

You will be working alongside our established therapy and frailty teams to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and manage the day-to-day service.

You will need to be a highly specialist Occupational Therapist, with a good understanding of both acute and community needs. You will need to be able to assess, treat and discharge patients with complex needs in a timely manner, working with our system partners to ensure their needs are continued to be met and support others to do the same.

You will have support of the Acute Therapy Team on all sites. Please note whilst this post will be based in Winchester there is an expectation that you will be able to work on any of our sites (Basingstoke, Andover or Winchester).

Main duties of the job

Leading and participating in the delivery of the Therapy service in the Acute wards at royal Hampshire County Hospital.

To take a leadership role in managing the delivery of and participating in the service.

To take a leadership role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the specialty, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner. This will include taking a lead, alongside other band 7 therapists, in supporting more junior staff to ensure patient flow is optimised whilst maintaining patient safety.

To be responsible for, both individually and within the team, the development, delivery and review of (comprehensive and complex treatment programmes) holistic needs assessments, interventions and discharge plans plans using appropriate frameworks in line with evidence-based practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers.

To provide skilled clinical 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 take a lead role in supervision and teaching of Therapists and students and MDT staff with regards to Therapy practice.

To undertake quality improvement project(s) to further team and departments clinical practice. Make recommendations to team lead/service lead and representing the department within the Trust in implementation.

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

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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

Person Specification

Training and qualifications


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development including reflective practice, in service training and courses attended and clinical governance gained


  • Recognised post-graduate qualification e.g. MSc or equivalent experience
  • Member of relevant professional body (RCOT/CSP)



  • Broad range of experience including experience at Band 6 level
  • Knowledge & experience of a wide range of approaches to patient management, demonstrated by advanced clinical reasoning
  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship including employee relations, performance, conduct and training needs
  • Evidence of implementing change to promote good practice


  • Skills in service development
  • Previous experience at band 7 level



  • Effective verbal and written communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead a team


  • Skills in service development
  • Experience of audit



  • Ability to travel between AWMH (Andover), BNHH (Basingstoke) and RHCH (Winchester) sites as required at short notice.
  • Hold a current full manual UK driving licence/have access to own car with business insurance

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Romsey Road


SO22 5DG

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