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Rotational Senior Occupational Therapist - Neurological Rehabilitation

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for a full time Senior Occupational Therapist to join our Band 6 Neuro Rotation. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and hardworking to join our dynamic and friendly teams and would welcome interest from full and part time applicants.

The yearly rotations are based across Royal Derby Hospital and Florence Nightingale Community Hospital. The rotations include Kings Lodge Neuro Rehab Unit, Stroke Unit, Neuro Outpatient Service, Neuro In-Reach Team and Acute Neurology.

You will require experience and skills in the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions. You will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of Occupational Therapy within these teams, as well as having opportunities to support operational management and leadership of the services you are working within.

Main duties of the job

We offer a multidisciplinary induction followed by regular supervision and appraisal. There are internal and external training opportunities to support your ongoing learning and professional development, which includes a Band 6 Neuro rotation peer support and education group.

You will need to have experience as an occupational therapist within neurological rehabilitation and be able to demonstrate good communication skills. You must have highly developed interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing excellent patient centred care and multidisciplinary working is essential.

Closing date of applications: 22 May 2024

Interview date: 5 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications


  • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent diploma
  • State registration
  • Evidence of CPD specifically related to neurology


  • Current driving licence
  • Accredited fieldwork educator

Knowledge & Experience


  • Basic understanding of a variety of neurological conditions
  • Clinical experience through a wide variety of rotations to include neurology and rehabilitation
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Understand clinical governance and its implications for services


  • Experience of supervision and appraisal
  • Experience of administering and analysing a variety of cognitive and perceptual assessments

Skills and Ability


  • Ability to use analytical and judgement skills to make decisions regarding patients' diagnosis, prognosis and inform treatment programmes
  • Planning and organisational skills to enable effective management of own patient workload.
  • Able to move and handle patients safely for self and others as part of the rehabilitation process
  • Ability to use a risk assessment approach to maximise patients' function and safety


  • Ability to fabricate and clinically reason a range of splints and casts
  • Previous experience of teaching

Behaviours & Communication


  • Able to work in a flexible manner adapting to changing situations constructively
  • Able to motivate, demonstrating empathy and reassurance
  • Communicate concisely and clearly to ensure others' understanding


  • Able to present all levels of information using a range of technology

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road



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