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Senior Occupational Therapist - Acute Medical Inpatients

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Occupational Therapists work as part of a large dynamic and proactive therapy team with good working relationships across the MDT in order to contribute to the delivery of high quality service across the health economy.

The Occupational Therapists are highly valued and given the opportunity to be creative with their intervention in order to put the needs of the patient first.

Main duties of the job

The team see patients admitted to the acute medical wards within the William Harvey Hospital. The post holder will offer comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients referred for Occupational therapy and work as an essential part of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver therapy and support comprehensive discharge planning.

Main duties involve:
  • To manage daily a clinical caseload of patients, and be responsible for the assessment, formulation and treatments and to give specialised therapy advice to members of the MDT.
  • To deputise for Team Leader on clinical and managerial issues within the team
  • To be actively involved with training within the Department in support of new graduate Occupational therapists, student therapists, therapy apprentices and support workers alongside other senior members of the team.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • BSc Occupational Therapist


  • Member of COT
  • Member of specialist section for Medical/HCOOP or any additional specialist section linked to Frailty



  • Highly developed clinical skills in Medical/HCOOP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management


  • Evidence of working within Medical/HCOOP inpatients
  • Competent presentation skills



  • 18 months post graduate experience in relevant specialist area of Inpatients, Medical/HCOOP, general rotations
  • Proven record of providing high quality intervention for high risk patients


  • Experience working within Medical/HCOOP Trauma
  • Experience managing challenging situations



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS and Primary Care including Clinical Governance, NICE and CQC
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical / evidenced based practice.
  • Knowledge of Medical/HCOOP pathways


  • Experience providing complex assessments and discharge planning
  • Experience using appropriate outcome measures linked to the assessment of Medical/HCOOP patients
  • Knowledge of extended role of Occupational Therapy within discharge pathways

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road


TN24 0LZ

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