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Occupational Therapist - Critical Care

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-motivated and skilled Occupational Therapist to join us in the Occupational Therapy department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post will involve working as part of the Critical Care therapy team. The team provides a 7 day service and bank holiday cover on a voluntary basis. The team is multidisciplinary and consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language therapists Dietitians and Integrated Therapy Assistants.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic team that provides rehabilitation to critically ill patients. You will take part in delivering a quality Occupational Therapy Service in balance with working closely with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work within and adhere to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) standards of practice, and The Trust relevant policies and guidelines.

The post holder is an autonomous practitioner, responsible for provision of highly specialised assessment, treatment, intervention and discharge planning of patients referred to the service.

Has responsibility for managing a caseload of patients with a variety of complex symptoms following a Stroke diagnosis, often including disabling and life-limiting changes.

Carry out assessment and prescription of equipment and adaptations.

Assist the Clinical Lead Therapist in the planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating of the integrated Stroke Therapy Service provided.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience of teaching, managing and developing students
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Willing to supervise OT assistants


  • Computer literate
  • Experience of working in critical care
  • Experience in assessing and applying splints

Education & Qualifications


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registered
  • Significant relevant acute clinical experience


  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy

Skills & Ability


  • Approachable
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Adhere to OT code of conduct
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to discuss sensitive issues and be empathetic

Other Factors


  • Able to work contracted hours


  • Hold an up-to-date driving licence.

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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