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Specialist Rotational Occupational Therapist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro-rata - includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Part Time
The Royal Surrey County Hospital are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our well established rotation to cover maternity leave . We have fantastic opportunities for staff who have completed their basic rotations who are looking to expand their knowledge, skills and experience within the acute setting.

Our rotations include:
  • Orthopaedics
  • A& E, MAU and SAU
  • Older Persons Unit
  • Neurology
  • HOST (Hospital Outreach Support Team)
  • Medical/ Surgery

You may already be a senior therapist looking for a new challenge or a Band 5 ready to make the move into a senior role. As a Band 6 you will be expected to perform to a high clinical standard, supervise band 5s and/or assistants, and Occupational Therapy Students on placement, as well as contribute to our service development. In all fields of practice you will be supported by an experienced team lead.

There will also be opportunities for working more closely with our local community services as the Trust welcomed these services alongside Pro-Care from April 2018.

You must have:

Essential requirements
  • Acute NHS experience
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Own car for business use

Main duties of the job

Our services cover 7 days per week and the post holder will be expected to work regular weekends and bank holidays. Use of own car for business use is essential.

As a department we are a friendly bunch of therapists who all work together to provide a dynamic and pro-active service to our patients. We have a range of experience and specialisms ranging from Assistants to Advanced Clinical Specialists providing clinical support, and formal and informal training, and the department benefits from being managed by an Occupational Therapist who provides a strong professional lead. We have a strong commitment to clinical supervision and Continuing Professional Development you will be regularly supervised by a senior therapist and attend the band 6 Occupational Therapy support groups. You will be supported to engage in service development and encouraged to put forward suggestions as to how we can enhance and grow the services we offer. We have a well-structured In-Service Training Programme which the successful applicant will be able to learn from as well as the opportunity to lead sessions with support from your team. We benefit from a well-stocked Gym which can be used by staff either before or after working times.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder assists in the development, administration and provision of a specialist Occupational Therapy service carries a varied caseload of patients. Managing complex assessment, with predominantly physical conditions and with regard to the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and social aspects of their care.

Directly responsible for the management of own caseload of patients with diverse presentation and complex physical and psychological conditions, referred for Occupational Therapy assessment, rehabilitation, treatment planning and discharge management.

Assists in the management of the specialist team providing, developing and planning an Occupational Therapy service to patients for this client group. The post holder will act as a source of expertise, demonstrating and maintaining knowledge, skills and experience in this specialist role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in OT by recognised awarding body e.g. Royal College of Occupational therapists
  • Must satisfy the criteria for full membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Further qualifications/study
  • Driving licence (and use of own car for work purposes).


  • An approved Occupational Therapy supervisor for OT/PT degree students

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of the role of Occupational Therapy for people with a wide range of physical dysfunction
  • Previous experience relating to specialist area.
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting.
  • Knowledge of relevant NHS and SS legislation
  • Experience with community/mental health conditions.
  • Used to working in a busy environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and any other relevant It systems applicable to the applicant.
  • Experience of undertaking clinical supervision.
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team and reviewing performance of the individuals.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Inclusion (equality and diversity) agenda.


  • Experience of delivering teaching and training sessions.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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