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Front Door Band 6 Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking to further your career? Do you want an exciting role that covers a range of departments and continues to develop your skills?

Join our newly formed Front Door team at Universities Hospital and Weston NHS Trust (UHBW) as a band 6 Occupational Therapist and be apart of this exciting time as we transform Weston General Hospital.

Based at a small dynamic hospital in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, and only a stones-throw from its two-mile long sandy beach, you will also benefit from being part of a large specialist NHS teaching trust with sites across Bristol and North Somerset.

This is a really exciting time to join Weston General Hospital, you will have the opportunity to develop and grow, personally and professionally, and use your passion to positively shape the future of health and care services within the local communities.

Weston General Hospital is developing into a thriving hospital at the heart of the community. The newly created Front Door Therapy Team is part of the Healthy Weston 2 programme which involves the development of safe, high-quality and sustainable emergency and planned care accessible to the local people.

You can find out more about Weston General Hospital and the Healthy Weston programme here:

Healthy Weston - UHBW Careers

Main duties of the job

This new, friendly, supportive and proactive team support front door services at Weston General Hospital (WGH) covering the emergency department (ED), the older person's assessment unit (OPAU) and our Medical Assessment Unit (MAU). We are thrilled to launch the recruitment drive for dynamic, proactive, forward thinking therapists to join this team.

We are looking for:
  • Highly motivated, proactive and innovative therapists, who are passionate about service delivery, development and improvement.
  • Therapists with strong clinical and developing leadership skills to work closely with the integrated therapy teams, the Front Door and community multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) to deliver high quality care to our patients.

This therapy team will deliver high quality care and management for a range of patients presenting to the ED, OPAU and MAU at WGH. Such as those presenting with falls, reduced mobility, respiratory conditions, etc. The team will work alongside our award winning GEMS teams to ensure all patients no matter their presentation and background receive the best care.

In service training programmes and staff appraisal systems are in operation to help you develop to meet the demands of the post.

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, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • State registered with HCPC
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of managing a general medical & / or care of the elderly caseload as a Band 5 in a hospital setting and completed a variety of band 5 rotations
  • Experience of working alongside unqualified OT staff
  • Staff have completed a variety of rotations as a Band 5/ 6


  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to prioritise & organise own caseload in both acute as well as rehabilitative setting
  • Able to recognise own supervisory needs & respond positively to suggestions for improvement
  • Able to demonstrate effective team working skills
  • Able to identify own strengths & weaknesses in clinical practice & knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate they have the skills to supervise others
  • Basic IM& T skills sufficient to input data from hospital systems
  • Able to travel between sites
  • Knowledge of different prioritisation methods
  • Evidence of regular professional reviews and / or portfolio


  • Experiencing of delegating work to others
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people that is consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background & preferred method of communication



  • Resilient & mature attitude
  • Able to initiate discussions with new people & discuss issues with fluency & Confidence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ

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