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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist - Front Door/Neurosciences

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have two fantastic opportunities to join our large dynamic Occupational Therapy department:
  • Operational Lead in Neurosciences
  • Clinical Specialist in the Acute Response team.

We are looking for a part time Occupational Therapist with significant experience to join a team of 4 clinical specialists OT's that support a large team. You will have significant experience with patients who have had a stroke or neurological diagnosis. You will support the team by sharing specialist knowledge and skills with complex cases and will develop others through both formal and informal teaching.The role will involve supporting the development of the Occupational Therapy Service within our Critical Care Complex (to support a future maternity leave cover) as well as helping to provide operational leadership to a large team.

We have a part time opportunity for an Occupational Therapist who is a dynamic, forward looking individual who would love the help us to continue the development of the Acute Response Team. This team provides a service to our Older Peoples Medicine Wards, General Medical and Surgical Wards. You will work alongside an existing Band 7 to provide clinical expertise to this diverse group of patients and support the Operational lead in the ongoing development of the team.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and will be able to demonstrate sound experience of working in a clinical occupational therapy role in their chosen area.

Main duties of the job

Please identify which post/s you are applying for in your application.
  • Experienced Occupational Therapist with highly specialist skills responsible for the Occupational Therapy management of patients presenting to the relevant service/team within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • To be the clinical lead Occupational Therapist responsible for a defined area of work as specified in Appendix 1 (where relevant)
  • To be an expert clinical resource for the Occupational Therapy management of patients presenting to the relevant specialty, both within the Trust and regionally, as required.
  • To represent the Occupational Therapy service as a clinical expert in initiatives both within and outside the Trust as requested by the Occupational Therapy Services Manager or Occupational Therapy Service Lead
  • To be responsible for an individual caseload including prioritisation, assessment and management of patients with a range of acute and chronic conditions. Relying on expert clinical judgement and using highly analytical skills, to determine clinical diagnosis and treatment. To maintain records as a legally autonomous practitioner.
  • To provide a leadership role clinically, educationally, professionally and managerially
  • To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service provided to patients within and out-reaching from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

As an autonomous practitioner, you will:
  • provide a flexible and comprehensive service to a designated area
  • assess risks relating to the discharge process to ensure a safe and timely discharge of patients to the most appropriate setting and utilising
  • 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 NNUHs PRIDE values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

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/ MSc OT
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (UK)



  • Extensive post-qualification experience including significant experience at senior level in areas relevant to the clinical specialty.
  • Experience of working as part of an Occupational Therapy team and multidisciplinary team



  • Proven clinical skills in relevant specialist areas

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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