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Senior Occupational Therapist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to career development of our existing staff and developments within our services we have exciting opportunities (static/rotational, substantive/fixed term) within our department. We are looking for Senior Occupational Therapists or Band 5's ready to progress to a Band 6 to join our team and help us to ensure that we meet the Trust's vision to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most.

We currently have a static opportunity within our Acute Response Team which services our Older Persons Medicine, General Medicine and General Surgery and a post on our extensive rotation.

The Band 6 rotation provides an excellent opportunity for occupational therapists to continue broadening their skills and to develop greater knowledge & skill sharing across teams. Each rotation is 8 months long and there is the opportunity to rotate through all areas. The Band 6 rotation currently incorporates Neurosciences, Acute Medical Unit, Priority Assessment Unit, OPM short stay ward, General Medicine, Older Peoples Medicine, Oncology, Home-First Discharge to Assess Team and Orthopedics.

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner, you will:
  • provide a flexible and comprehensive service to a designated area
  • independently carry out specialised assessment and appropriate intervention for patients with complex needs incorporating physical, personal and psychological needs in relation to self-care, leisure and productivity
  • assess risks relating to the discharge process to ensure a safe and timely discharge of patients to the most appropriate setting
  • provide advice and information to patients/carers including instruction and training regarding use of equipment issued
  • carry out day to day supervision of qualified and unqualified staff

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • BSc OT
  • Health Professions Council registration


  • MSc OT



  • Specialist clinical knowledge and experience in the relevant clinical area within the acute setting
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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