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Occupational Therapist for ED, Frailty and Short Stay Assessment

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata (Plus 5% High Costa Area Supplement)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with previous experience in core areas of Occupational Therapy jointly lead our urgent care team.

You will be responsible for the provision of our service to the emergency department, OPAL unit, same day emergency care unit and short stay assessment areas.

The team will include Occupational Therapy staff at all levels, and this post will provide an exciting opportunity for the development of inter-professional skills, working closely with other disciplines, especially our physiotherapy staff and community partners.You will build on clinical knowledge by having previous experience in core areas of Occupational Therapy within an acute care setting as well as ED experience. There will be a responsibility to take on deputy duties within this role to support the Therapies Manager in the day to day running of the department.

This is a full time position of 37.5 hours per week. Working pattern can be negotiated on appointment into the role but will include weekend working.

Main duties of the job

On a daily basis to provide skilled team leadership in planning and delivering thehigh standards of Therapy assessment, management, treatment and advice to patients within the ED, OPAL and Short Stay wards

To work as part of an integrated therapy service with both OT and physio professionals

To take a major role in the advanced assessment and management of patients within this specialty who may have a complex presentation and / or a multi-pathology presentation, determining best delivery of care, in conjunction with the MDT

To work as an autonomous professional according to the Royal College of Occupational Therapist Code of Conduct and Standards of Occupational Therapy, and the HCPC regulations.

To undertake service reviews / audits in order to evaluate quality, efficiency and outcomes with a view to implementing change of practice, to ensure that a high standard of clinical practice and patient care is maintained

To develop relationships with professional colleagues locally, regionally and nationally if required to develop clinical pathways relevant to the speciality

Take a lead role in the supervision and appraisal of Qualified and non-qualified therapists & students to graduate level, including training for MDT staff in the therapeutic care of patients within this specialty.

To champion core principles of Home First approach and discharge home to assess model.

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification



  • Degree / Diploma Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC as Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD at postgraduate level education.


  • Member of RCOT



  • Experience in a broad range of specialities including respiratory, neurological, Community working, oncology, Older people/elderly rehab, Medicine & general surgery, Orthopaedics, Falls, Pain and posture management, Neurology, Dementia, and respiratory conditions
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital as part of an Occupational Therapy team and/or MDT
  • Experience in supervision, mentorship and appraisal of students and junior staff
  • Relevant clinical experience managing difficult conversations.



  • Able to work across a 7 day pattern with extended hours

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road


CM20 1QX

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