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Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Our exciting and ambitious plan Embracing Change, Proud to Care - Our 2025 Vision is seeing significant investment in Adult Therapy Services in order to grow our specialist hospital services positioning ourselves as a leading provider in the Southwest of England and beyond.

We are a beacon for outstanding education and research and offer an excellent range of rotations and provide superb training and support.

There are seven rotational areas on the Bristol site which include Older Peoples Therapy, Medical rehab and respiratory, Neuro, Trauma & Orthopaedics and Critical Care surgery & Cardiac. There are five rotational areas on the Weston site including Acute and general Medical, Medical respiratory, Stroke & Trauma & Orthopaedics. We are also able to offer an Acute stroke rotation at North Bristol Trust (Southmead Hospital). The rotations are six months in duration.

In this role we can offer access to the Preceptorship Programme, support with professional development and learning opportunities. Support is provided by peers, senior colleagues and Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapists. We are proud to have an Occupational Therapist as the Therapy Lead for our Integrated Adult Therapy Service as well as an Occupational Therapist as the Trust AHP lead.

We are able to support sponsorships for employment, but unfortunately, we are unable to support relocation packages at this time.

Main duties of the job

As part of an integrated therapy service, you will report to a Band 7 Occupational Therapy and/or Physiotherapy team lead in your clinical area. In all areas you will be able to access senior Occupational Therapy professional support and training and development opportunities. In turn you may also provide support and supervision to technicians and students.

We are looking for Occupational Therapists who are keen to gain clinical experience within a friendly, forward thinking, and supportive Adult Therapy Service. The successful candidate would be joining a large and dedicated integrated team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Therapy Technicians. You must be an effective team player with excellent communication and organisational skills.

Depending on the rotation area you may be contributing to a 7- day rota pattern. You will also work up to 2 bank holidays per year.

For more information about Therapies at UHBW, follow this link!

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration

Knowledge and Experience


  • Variety of pre-registration placements including hospital placements
  • Other related experience in a care or rehab setting, either before or after qualifying

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to identify own learning needs
  • Able to demonstrate they have the skills to delegate tasks to unqualified staff
  • Able to recognise own supervisory needs & responds positively to suggestions for development
  • Able to explain the OT role to others
  • Recognises limits of own knowledge & seeks help and advice when needed
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people that is consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background & preferred method of communication
  • Basic IM& T skills
  • Evidence of regular professional reviews and/ or portfolio

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


UHWB sites - Bristol Royal Infirmary & Weston General Hospital

Upper Maudlin Street



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