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Senior Occupational Therapist (Rotational)

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Per Annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity to work across the lifespan in Occupational Therapy

Band 6 rotational roles based within Dorset County Hospital (Dorchester)

Our rotations include:-
  • Acute Hospital at Home (AHAH)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Frailty
  • Critical care
  • Emergency Department
  • Paediatrics

9 month rotations providing exciting opportunities across various specialties at a senior level, building clinical expertise, service development and leadership experience. We are excited to recently add critical care, paediatrics and acute hospital at home (virtual ward seeing acute patients in their own homes) to create this one of a kind rotation.

Are you ready to take the next step? Do you want to build senior skills whilst maintaining variety across excellent areas of practice in the acute setting? Looking to gain experience and see where you want to specialise? Are you excited to build experience in some dynamic and novel settings? We'd love to hear from you!

We can offer a generous relocation package for candidates looking to move to the area.

Main duties of the job

You will within integrated teams, lead by supportive band 7's to develop your skills within all areas.
  • Paediatrics - To be part of a team of therapists providing specialist Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment, treatment and advice service to children, 0-19 years and their parents/carers referred to the Children's Therapy Service.
  • FOH - To be working in ED and the admitting wards within the new ED building.
  • Frailty - Frailty and complex care with an opportunity to focus on dementia and delirium.
  • Critical Care - Part of the MDT working on the critical care. A newly funded post to support the expansion and development of the critical care service.
  • Orthopaedics -working on the trauma and elective pathways.
  • Acute Hospital at Home - an opportunity to rehabilitate patients in own homes, following the Homefirst pathway.

The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills across the above rotations by contributing to service development and supervision of qualified staff. Each rotation is supported by a well-established supervision and in-service training programme. There are also opportunities for study leave and course funding both internally and externally.

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staffOur Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Band 6 rotational roles based within Dorset CountyHospital (Dorchester):
  • Acute Hospital at Home (AHAH)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Elderly Care
  • Critical care
  • Emergency Department
  • Paediatrics

9 month rotations providing exciting opportunities across various specialties at a senior level, building clinical expertise, service development and leadership experience.

Person Specification

Education & Experience


  • degree or equivalent in occupational therapy
  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • training/ CPD in relevant post graduate courses
  • Member of the RCOT
  • Undertaken Clinical Educators course


  • Member of a specialist group
  • Leadership or management qualification



  • Experience in specialist area
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and its implication to Occupational Therapy
  • oAwareness of Occupational Therapists role within current NHS structures, issues and developments



  • oWide range of experience at band 5
  • oExperience of participating in audit, EBP and IST
  • oWide range of experience of MDT working
  • oPrevious NHS experience
  • oExperience of supervision
  • a minimum clinical experience of 2 years
  • Experience in specialist area



  • oAvailable for on call weekend duties and altered working patterns where clinically appropriate
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • oProvision of a clean UK driving licences and access to a car for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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