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Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum - includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Join the Royal Surrey Foundation Hospital as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist. Embark on diverse rotations, from cutting-edge fast track hip/knee replacements to rapid assessments in A& E. Develop specialised skills in Stroke/Neurology, Older persons Unit, sub-acute rehab and more.

Whether you're kick starting your career or seeking a new challenge, our supportive environment ensures a smooth transition to autonomy. Benefit from a Preceptorship program for newly qualified staff and guidance from experience team leads.

Our service operates 7 days a week and the post holder will be expected to work some weekends and bank holidays. Essential car use unlocks flexibility. Become part of our friendly, dynamic team with a commitment to professional development, clinical supervision, and continuing education.

Enjoy a range of perks, including a well-stocked Gym, accommodation at the Royal Surrey Hospital site and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Apply now for a fulfilling career with us!

Main duties of the job

Our rotations include:-


A& E, EAU and SAU

Older Persons Unit



Milford Hospital

HOST (Hospital Outreach Support Team)

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for providing an Occupational Therapy service to routine and complex patients within specialty groups across the acute and community services.Responsible for patients referred for Occupational Therapy assessment,rehabilitation, management and discharge planning within the Multi-disciplinary team, throughout speciality teams within the Royal Surrey services.

To undertake assessments of individuals, including functional and environmental factors.To devise implement and evaluate patient centred treatment plans

To communicate effectively with the MDT and outside agencies.

To provide an effective high quality service to patients

To participate in training and supervision of assistants/techs and students

To undertake evidence based projects as required

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy by recognised awarding body College of Occupational Therapists.
  • Satisfies the criteria for full Membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Must be a State Registered Occupational Therapist.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Ability to liaise with the MDT
  • Ability to take responsibility for own caseload with appropriate supervision
  • Knowledge of the role of Occupational Therapy and assessments for patients with an acute and chronic diagnosis
  • Physical NHS experience
  • Show awareness of the role of other agencies, statutory public service or independent.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Computer literate
  • Holds a full UK driving licence and has use of own car
  • Demonstrates commitment to PDP


  • Multi-disciplinary team work experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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