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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Are you a qualified NHS Occupational Therapist looking for your next career step? Want to enhance your experience across different patients, care settings and develop as a clinical leader in one of the UK's largest hospital Trusts?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to work within our Acute Medicine Therapy team based across the Northern General and Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

As a Specialist Occupational Therapist you will be working alongside a team of other, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and support staff, providing assessment, intervention and discharge planning utilising their clinical reasoning skills for a complex and diverse case-mix of patients. This will include cognitive assessment, and functional assessment amongst other core occupational therapy skills. Covering a variety of different wards across the hospitals, this is great chance to work with a wide range of patients and develop your experience of different specialties, including Geriatric Medicine, Frailty, Parkinsons and Palliative Care.

Main duties of the job

Throughout your time you'll have the guidance and supervision of our clinical specialists and wider team, to offer you support, help you manage your caseload and complex patients, and help develop your specific area of interest and skills to further your career.

We also offer excellent in-service training programs to support staff to continue with postgraduate training and developing clinical and leadership skills, including developing and delivering education, supervision, mentorship, and service developments. There's also the chance to get involved in service improvement and research projects, new innovations and more. We're also proud to be a friendly, caring, and supportive team, who help each other to manage caseloads, deliver the best for our patients, and enjoy catching up over a social lunch, and the odd bake-off.

We're looking for someone who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team to deliver the best possible care for patients, has excellent communication skills, and ideally has post-registration experience within an acute setting.


About us

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for the maximum period of 12 months. Where there is potential, the secondment/fixed term contract may finish early, or in the first instance, the secondment/fixed term contract may be extended due to the internal/external secondment of the substantive post holder. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts and secondments in relation to the substantive post holder

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Short Specialist post-registration training programmes



  • Post-registration experience of sufficient to acquire core competencies in Occupational Therapy practice for medical, surgical and neurological conditions and the knowledge and skill to manage a complex specialist caseload in the chosen field
  • Post-registration NHS experience as an Occupational Therapist


  • Clinical Governance or Health & Safety, link worker
  • Member of special Interest Group
  • Fieldwork educators Course
  • Clinical Effectiveness course/Project

Further Training


  • Evidence of continuous personal & professional development
  • Good post-registration theoretical and practical knowledge of therapy practice in chosen field


  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Governance

Special Skills/apptitudes


  • Competency in occupational therapy clinical reasoning, processes & practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to act on own initiative, organise and prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain accurate written records & statistics
  • Calm approach to changing work situations
  • Able to teach and motivate others


  • Understanding of therapy in an acute hospital
  • IT literate
  • Understanding of stress and ability to help others cope under pressure

Other Factors


  • Flexible and reliable approach to working practices
  • Positive , proactive attitude to patient care and teamwork
  • Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital


S5 7AU

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