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Emergency and Medical Therapy Team Occupational Therapist

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for two proactive and adaptable Band 6 Occupational Therapist's to work within the newly established Emergency and Medical Therapy Team at the RUH to provide exciting clinical and leadership experience in the acute setting.

One post will focus on the Emergency Department and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) for the rapid assessment and discharge of a diverse spectrum of patients including medical, frailty and orthopaedic conditions, with over 60% of our patients going home the same day.

A second post will focus on Speciality Medical ward's leading on acute assessment, rehabilitation, end of life care, delirium pathways and complex discharge planning.

Both posts sit within the larger team and will support the other area allowing exposure to a wide variety of experiences in multiple acute and long term conditions and providing a supportive team environment.

This role offers the candidate the opportunity to develop their rapid, acute assessments skills and further develop the role of an Occupational Therapist in the emergency setting.

As a department, Adult Therapies play a fundamental role in promoting person-centered care and safe and effective discharges. We value a proactive approach to excel in the care of our patients, improving our service and supporting the Trust. We are looking for a motivated team player who will advocate for patients needs whilst supporting flow in a fast paced environment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provideOccupational Therapy assessments and interventions to facilitate functional independence in relation to discharge, to patients in the Emergency Department, Medical Assessment Unit and Speciality Medical wards in the hospital to support the prevention of unnecessary admissions and to promote discharge facilitation Trust wide. They will also provide daily clinical management of Occupational Therapy staff working with the team as well as keeping close links with the Physiotherapists in the integrated Emergency and Medical therapy team. The post holder will have clinical autonomy and be responsible for the management of their own caseload, to have an awareness of the caseload demands within the whole Emergency and Medical therapy team and to allocate clinical capacity according to service demands. This enables them to co-ordinate the daily service delivery across the hospital in the most effective way. The post holder contributes to medical therapy service development and supports the Band 7s with implementation of change.

The Emergency and SDEC service is a 7 day service working shifts patterns 08.00-19.00 Monday to Friday and 08.00-16.00 at weekends.

The specialty medical ward service work 8-4 across weekdays and weekends.

The successful candidate's would be required to cover weekends as a part of the service.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC registration
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • Other relevant courses or qualifications



  • Band 5 Experience
  • Acute inpatient experience


  • Band 6 experience
  • Emergency Department Experience
  • Medical Specialty Experience
  • Student Experience
  • Supervision Experience
  • Service Development or audit Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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