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Experienced Occupational Therapist - Elderly Care

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum.
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Experienced Occupational Therapist - Elderly Care

This static post provides an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and highly valued therapy team within Specialist Medicine, Elderly Care.

The role involves providing specialist therapy for older people and involvement in service development projects to provide continuous improvement within the area. The role also requires a willingness to develop leadership skills, an excellent opportunity for a band 5 or 6 looking to further their career.

We attract Occupational Therapists from all over the country and internationally. If you'd like to see more about what we do, please go to our twitter @rbhtherapyteam.

Main duties of the job

  • To be an occupational therapist specialist working for Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (RBFT)
  • To participate in the operational management and clinical leadership of occupational therapy in conjunction with the Band 7 Advanced specialist.
  • To use specialist occupational therapy knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist support and advice to the occupational therapy team and to manage own caseload of patients with complex conditions as an autonomous practitioner
  • To ensure a high quality, effective and efficient occupational therapy service in designated area.
  • To be a member of the Therapy Department contributing to planning and policy development in these departments
  • To deputise for the Band 7 Advanced specialist as required.

About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest District General Hospitals in the country. The hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is Reading's biggest employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more detailed information of responsibilities.

Person Specification

Knowledge/Skills & Experience


  • To have a degree or other recognised qualification in occupational therapy
  • Post graduate specialist experience as demonstrated by ongoing CPD , evidence-based project work, post graduate teaching
  • HCPC Registered
  • Specialist post graduate experience
  • Understanding of a broad range of Elderly Care conditions
  • Post-graduate training in the management of conditions
  • Experience of teaching and presenting to other staff
  • Experience of supervising and developing other staff and students


  • BSc OT
  • Specialist knowledge in related area
  • Research or audit experience
  • Training and Presentation skills



  • Car driver with UK driving licence, able to drive pool car for access visits

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road



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