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Occupational Therapist - Band 5

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata for part time roles
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our large, diverse team and are keen to talk to you about the opportunities we can offer. This post will initially be based in our Trauma & Orthopaedic team but there may be an opportunity to experience other specialties in the future.

We run a preceptorship programme for new graduates and offer other development opportunities to facilitate your CPD.

This advert may close early, if we have received a sufficient amount of applications. Therefore you are highly advised to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

Main duties of the job

The caseloads are varied, challenging and rewarding requiring application of a wide range of therapeutic skills to encompass functional and cognitive assessments,early interventions,social and environmental needs for discharge planning and onward referrals.

Close multi-disciplinary working and links with community partners in the wider health and care system exist to address needs at all stages of the clinical pathways, with occupational therapy playing a crucial role.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust is a great place to work. Situated in the vibrant city of Bristol is our award-winning building opened in 2014, offering exceptional facilities for patients and staff alike. We are a large teaching Trust that provides multiple specialties including regional services for neurosciences, major trauma, orthopaedics and surgery (major arterial centre and burns & plastics).

There is plenty of peer and senior support in the team, and various professional development opportunities and training courses are available. Quality improvement projects and service development ideas are actively encouraged. Additional benefits include award schemes for excellence, staff restaurants, green spaces and an extensive well being programme.

See our video for more information about working here:

North Bristol NHS Trust - Occupational Therapy

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide an effective patient centred occupational therapy service to patients, working in conjunction with other members of the team and under the direction and supervision of a senior occupational therapist.
  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence-based principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in hospital and on home visits in order to provide a safe, timely and effective discharge.
  • To maintain clinical records
  • To develop skills and knowledge through participation in the band 5 Preceptorship Programme (new graduates).

Regular placements are provided for undergraduate students fromthe local university. Roster patterns includeoneweekend shiftevery four weeks.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent)

Work Experience


  • Application of the OT Process
  • Use of functional assessments
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of acute hospital setting



  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • IT skills


  • Wheelchair skills

Personal Qualities


  • Registration with HCPC


  • Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital

Southmead Road,



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