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Occupational Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Maidenhead / Slough
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified or soon to qualify Occupational Therapist looking for a varied role in physical rehab? Are you looking for a role that can offer you consistent personal and professional development?

We are looking for a qualified Occupational Therapist to join our Assessment and rehabilitation centre team based at St Marks in Maidenhead / Upton Hospital in Slough.

We are a multi-disciplinary team working to support adults (age 18+) with a variety of neurological, orthopaedic and cognitive difficulties who require more therapy time before being discharged. You will provide assessments, personalised care plans and additional support as well as assisting patients with setting and achieving rehab goals.

We are big on staff development and will help you through your band 5 competencies as well as supporting you with any additional training and development goals you may have. We can also offer you the opportunity to shadow in ICB acute wards.

The service operates 08:00 - 16:00 6 days per week and you will work on a rota basis. Averagely you will work 1 in 6 Saturdays. We are open to applications from those looking for both full and part time hours.

Main duties of the job

  • Assist patients throughout the reablement process
  • Assist patients in achieving their agreed goals
  • Evaluate care plans and report back progress to relevant professionals suggesting appropriate changes to planned care as required
  • Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and assess patients in the most appropriate environment
  • Assess the activities of daily living for patients referred and implement rehabilitation programmes
  • Regularly evaluate treatment programmes and update documentation

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Qualified Occupational Therapist
  • HCPC registration
  • Full UK driving license with access to vehicle

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Rhys Amos on0118 9044727 or email:rhys.amos@berkshire.nhs.ukor Francesca Turner on 01189 044728 oremail:francesca.turner@berkshire.nhs.ukwholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with the HCPC

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence in training in rehabilitation of older people
  • Training in the equipment needs of older people
  • Understanding of the models used in Occupational Therapy

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working in a rehabilitation or intermediate care setting.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team setting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • To work autonomously, plan and organise own workload
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Additional Requirements


  • Must be a car driver
  • Must have access to a suitable car for work purposes
  • Must be physically able to load/unload equipment in and out of a car boot (following individual and specific risk assessment).
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a 6-day rota.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


St Marks Hospital / Upton Hospital

Maidenhead / Slough


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