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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist - Orthopaedics

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
King's Lynn
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Our Rehabilitation team have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our proactive orthopaedic team.

As the successful post holder, you will work in an integrated team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and unregistered staff on the trauma and elective orthopaedic wards, providing highly specialist occupational therapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients.

You will also develop robust systems and process to ensure the delivery of a high quality rehabilitation service across the registered and non-registered work force within the ward environments and take the lead in the development of process to enable safe and timely flow of patients.

Main duties of the job

To be the lead occupational therapist with specific responsibility for the development and provision of the occupational therapy within adult trauma and orthopaedic services including the training of team members.

To lead in the advanced assessment and treatment of orthopaedic trauma and elective patients, who will often have highly complex and/or chronic presentation, often with barriers to communication.

To use advanced clinical reasoning skills to determine clinical diagnosis, treatment indicated, onward referrals and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

To plan, co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate the orthopaedic therapy team service alongside the orthopaedic physiotherapy leads, and to delegate appropriately to the team as required.

You will be expected to contribute to weekend working.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisation that upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about this job role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • B.Sc. or Diploma in Occupational Therapy (3 year) or M.Sc. in Occupational Therapy (2 year) (Fast-track qualification with previous degree)
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Foundation management course
  • Driving licence
  • Demonstration of a variety of specialist post-graduate courses to increase level of skills and knowledge within the speciality



  • Clinical and management experience as a band 6 Occupational Therapist
  • Specialised in the appropriate specialty

Skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Ability to apply sound working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Sound knowledge of diagnoses and interpretation of disorders
  • Sound knowledge of policies and procedures for performance management
  • Ability to use a range of assessment and treatment techniques

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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