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B6 Senior Occupational Therapist Frailty

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience B5 £25655-£31534 - B6 £32,306-£39027 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about delivering high quality therapy services to older people living with frailty? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and supportive Frailty Therapy Team. We would also consider a developmental role for a band 5 Occupational Therapist with the right skills and experience. There will also be an opportunity to join a Band 6 rotation through other departments in the hospital which may include: Acute Medicine and Surgery, Stroke and the Older Person's Assessment and Liaison Team (OPAL).

This is a really exciting time for our team as we will be expanding our services across the Older Person's wards with the opening, in Spring 2024, of our exemplar ward which will set new standards in health care for older people. Full information on our brand new ward can be found:

The Trust has also recently opened an Acute Frailty Unit (AFU) which delivers rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment to acutely unwell patients in line with Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC).

The successful applicant will become an integral part of a kind, friendly and hardworking team and will join our senior leadership team to help to lead, design and develop the service of the future.

** Please note that the job vacancy will close early if we receive a high volume of applications **

Main duties of the job

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • BSc honours degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Full registration with the Health & Care Professions Council


  • PQ study relevant to post

Training and Experience


  • Evidence of complex case management & problem solving approach
  • Broad clinical experience as a Band 5 therapist with some understanding or experience of working within a community setting


  • Evidence of successful working within a community setting

Planning and Organisation skil


  • Ability to support more junior staff in caseload co-ordination, organising, delegating and prioritisation.
  • Evidence of being self -motivated with excellent organisational skills, planning skills and time management skills.

Other skills


  • Evidence of involvement in project work or service development
  • Evidence of understanding & experience of working across organisational boundaries


  • Experience of supervising junior staff and/ or students

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital



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