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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Critical Care

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for an opportunity to utilise and develop your clinical skills in a specialist area? If so, this role could be for you working as part of the experienced Critical Care Therapy teams.

This newly expanded team is delighted to now be able to offer Occupational Therapy within critical care providing functional assessment and rehabilitation across 7 days a week.

Previous experience working within critical care is not essential though experience working within an acute hospital setting providing physical and cognitive therapies to patients is.

We welcome applications from candidates looking for full or part-time work and those looking for job share or secondment opportunities to expand their skill set will also be considered.

The successful candidate will work alongside Physiotherapists, Therapy support workers and the wider critical care multi-disciplinary team providing patient centred care, helping to optimise recovery through engagement in physical, cognitive and psychological therapies supporting patients and their families and provide advice and support with discharge planning

All of our specialist Occupational Therapists receive supervision and mentorship from a member of our highly specialist team who will offer direction in terms of clinical development and leadership development.

Please note that NHS experience is essential for this position.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.
  • The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow that is safe and timely.
  • To work closely with team co-ordinators and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.
  • To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health service.
  • Engage or lead on projects to develop services and learning opportunities for others including band 5's, assistant practitioners and students as well as celebrating learning and achievements with the wider therapy and MDT teams.

About us

The Therapy centre is committed to the SaTH's overall vision to provide excellent care for the communities we serve. As a member of the Therapy Services Team your contribution to the profession of Occupational Therapy will be integral in enabling patients to receive holistic assessment to enable them to recover and be discharged from the hospital environment.

We believe in developing clinical and leadership skills at all levels and support all our specialist Occupational Therapists in having 10% of their time dedicated to supporting professional activity (SPA). Your SPA time will include and is not limited to: clinical supervision, opportunity to attend internal and external training relevant to your role and career aspirations and participation in service development opportunities.

Please see separate information attached for more information regarding our offer including our Occupational therapy training and development pathway, strategy and career development structure.

With excellent transport links to our beautiful and diverse counties Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin offers great lifestyle opportunities as well as a friendly, family feel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with Health and Care professional Council

Work experience


  • Evidence of broad range of pre and post qualification experience
  • Evidence of experience in relevant areas of clinical practice
  • Evidence of teaching/student experience
  • Experience of working within the NHS


  • Participated in audit and research



  • Evidence of CPD detailing clinical experience relevant to the post
  • Evidence of specialist level of clinical reasoning



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to develop leadership ability

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital Telford




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