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Senior Occupational Therapist - Ross

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Ross on Wye
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Due to recent retirement we have a really exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic, supportive, multi-disciplinary team in picturesque Herefordshire at Ross Community Hospital.

Ross Community Hospital 27.5 hours per week Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

The community hospitals are part of the discharge to assess pathway, with an in-reach / out-reach, rehabilitative approach alongside the MDT.

You will be working alongside therapy assistant practitioners, Physiotherapists, nursing colleagues and the integrated discharge team.

We will consider developmental Band 5 to Band 6 upon application. The service proactively supports and facilitates learning and continuing professional development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapy Service in Community Hospitals aims to develop the patient's optimum level of function and independence in the physical, psychological and social aspects of life, facilitating timely, safe and sustainable discharge.

The focus of this role will be to plan and coordinate the safe discharge home for adults with a range of complex needs, liaising with community services to support a discharge to assess philosophy.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view detailed job description and main responsibilities, please view supporting documentation linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Professional Qualification to degree level or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Post Graduate specialist qualification/significant post graduate experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


  • Broad and specialist knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core and specialist Therapy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail
  • Able to make independent, sound, clinical decisions and problem solve
  • Able to manage busy case load and prioritise
  • Ability to work autonomously using specialist knowledge, skills and initiative in sometimes complex situations acknowledging role boundaries



  • NHS or equivalent experience e.g. in inpatient areas, acute or community or community services
  • Experience of using/fitting adaptive equipment

Personal Attributes


  • Able to maintain confidentiality and professionalism within the environment that they are working
  • Able to demonstrate awareness of own limitations and need to ask for help
  • Evidence of ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written documentation
  • Works well in a team
  • Ability to adapt and demonstrate flexibility in changing service needs
  • Shows evidence of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence
  • Reliable

Other Factors


  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of post
  • Able to meet physical & moving and handling requirements of post. i.e. re-positioning of a patient, use of moving & handling equipment, approved manual physical movement practices of patient
  • Able to deal sensitively and safely with blood and bodily fluids

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Ross Community Hospital

Ross on Wye


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