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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a. pro rata inclusive of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Band 6 Occupational Therapy Rotation across Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. A broad range of clinical rotations in a variety of areas offers a prospect of both clinical and professional skill development in a diverse setting. Working closely with the therapies teams and wider MDT, we put the patient at the centre of our practice and aim for excellent outcomes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for assessment, treatment planning and intervention delivery of patients referred to their caseload. The post holder will be required to supervise junior staff, technicians, assistants and students as appropriate. They will be expected to participate in development and monitoring of service standards and to assist in the running of the day to day service.

The rotation consists of clinical specialities including but not exclusive to: Acute Neuro/Stroke Rehab Care of the Elderly General Medicine Orthopaedics/Surgery Early Rehabilitation. Post holders will rotate between posts approximately every nine months or shorter/longer depending on joining date or the needs of the service. Training opportunities exist, integrated with a Personal Development Plan/Appraisal, ensuring staff participate in CPD. All staff must be flexible and willing to work in any area. All rotations are cross site and the post holder will be required to be flexible in their working site.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assist in planning and providing a high quality service for service users, in conjunction with the service manager and senior therapists.
  • To be responsible for managing own case load and prioritising as appropriate.
  • Depending on complexity of client need and caseload, take responsibility for designated caseload of patients to negotiate, agree and plan interventions.
  • To keep up to date comprehensive records/reports, which are clear and concise for the clients records and which comply with quality standards of Trust/Service policies and meet legal requirements.
  • To implement and monitor Trust and Departmental/ Local Policies and Procedures as applicable to staff (Supervisors and manager)
  • To be responsible for supervision and coordination of junior staff/students and assistants on a daily basis.
  • To be responsible for the operational management of the designated team in the absence of the team leader or as required.
  • To maintain an accurate and evaluative record keeping system for own clinical caseload
  • To supervise junior and student occupational therapists record keeping system according to the departmental standards.
  • Be able to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions
  • To be responsible for personal development by means of regular supervision, Trust appraisal scheme, attending in-service training, reflective practice and appropriate external courses, thereby keeping CPD portfolio updated.
  • To sensitively deal with distressing or emotional circumstances regarding patient care such as realistic expectations of rehabilitation outcome.

Person Specification



  • OT Degree
  • HCPC Registration


  • Specialist Group Membership



  • 2 Years Post Grad Experience
  • Experience in the acute setting


  • Evidence of understanding of NHS pressures
  • Evidence of prioritisation/delegation
  • Evidence of reflective practice



  • Understanding of basic OT equipment
  • Evidence of moving/handling skills


  • Experience in neuro
  • Experience in various clinical settings



  • Evidence of supervising others


  • Evidence of having had a student

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Epsom Hospital

Dorking Road


KT18 7EG

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