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Specialist Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist - FEP team (Band 6)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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A very exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist occupational therapist or Physiotherapist to work within the Frail elderly pathway team in urgent care at Airedale General Hospital (acute assessment unit and emergency department) within the acute therapy service. This post is a 12 month Fixed Term contract and the post holder will be required to contribute to the further development and implementation of rapid assessment, planning and discharge pathways at the front door of the hospital. The successful applicant will work closely with community teams, social care and other members of the statutory and volunteer services to enhance flow and discharge through the hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake a supporting role to the Team Leader managing, planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating the therapy services provided to Frail elderly patients.
  • To provide expert training and education for all grades of staff and other health professionals in the therapeutic management of Frail patients.
  • To deputise for the Team Leader when requested.
  • To apply evidence based, knowledge and skills to the assessment and treatment of patients within the acute service
  • To work in partnership with patients, carers, the MDT, and wider statutory, private and voluntary sector services.
  • To work with colleagues to ensure the effective functioning of the team.
  • To participate in quality improvements to enhance the acute therapy service and the Frail elderly pathway (FEP) therapy team.
  • Contribute to student training and development.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details and a thorough job description, please see attached to this advert a Job description and personal specification.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent pre-registration award in Occupational therapy/Physiotherapy
  • State registrations with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Completion of course in Professional Practice education


  • Leadership courses
  • Member of relevant Professional special interest groups/organisations (CSP/RCOT)



  • Relevant and recent experience working at band 5 level in the acute setting.
  • Relevant and recent experience working in multiple specialities - This must include at least 12 months on acute medical wards/AAU
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working and working collaboratively with other professions and agencies including statutory, private and voluntary sector services
  • Experience of clinical supervision both as supervisee and supervisor
  • Recent experience of student training.


  • Experience at Band 6 level
  • Worked in emergency department
  • Supervisory & appraisal skills
  • Worked within an integrated team
  • Experience of taking part in or leading on Projects/ service improvements



  • Knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to support advanced clinical practice in Frailty
  • Knowledge of the roles of other professionals and the principles of partnership working
  • Knowledge of clinical standards and ability to implement and audit these in the team
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance,
  • Knowledge of the principles of student-centred learning and reflective practice
  • Knowledge to promote and support equality and value diversity
  • Knowledge of the NHS constitution


  • Knowledge of current national and local legislation relevant to discharge
  • Specialist knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to support expert clinical practice in relation to Frailty



  • Current UK Driving Licence
  • Access to own transport

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale NHS foundation trust

Skipton Road



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