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Occupational Therapist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative, high performing organisation which continues to develop and grow at pace. We are at the leading edge of health service reform and achieving outstanding results. We aim to build a healthier future for our patients, their carers and families, our staff, and for anyone we care for. We are committed to implementing a vision that integrates hospital and community services and empowers our clinicians and managers to deliver real benefits to patients and their carers. We'll do this by providing healthcare services where they are most convenient and best suit our patients' needs. The successful applicant will have: Current or pending HCPC registration An interest in working in acute and community based setting Excellent communication skills Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 Valid work permit or be eligible to work within the UK Candidates who are considering Returning to Practice are welcome to make contact on the details below to discuss this as an option.

Main duties of the job

Our aim is to provide a high quality, efficient service to maximise patients independence and function with the intention of facilitating safe, timely discharge and prevention of hospital admission. There will be an opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients many of whom have complex needs. Our 6 monthly rotations currently cover the following areas of practice and you will be based in one of these areas: Acute Inpatients Inpatient Orthopaedics Stroke Unit Intermediate Care Locality Therapy Community Occupational Therapy (TBC) Some of the rotations involve a weekend day as part of our 7 day service provision, but all posts require flexibility to work extended hours (currently up to 6pm Monday - Friday) also weekends and bank holidays. All our teams: Are based in multidisciplinary teams Are based in modern well equipped facilities Have at least one Senior member of staff within the specialty Commitment to preceptorship, supervision, PDR, CPD and staff training.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Membership of College of OccupationalTherapists
  • Completed recognised IT course e.g.ECDL/Elite/MOST



  • Recent and relevant experience
  • Up to date documented evidence of relevant CPD
  • Experience of working within a multi professional team



  • Knowledge and understanding of national legislation, guidance and regulatory framework including NSF, NICE, Information
  • Governance, Equality and Diversity, Data Protection, Safe Guarding, Professional and Clinical Guidelines
  • An understanding of Professional Standards
  • Knowledge and experience of using standardised assessments and development of relevant outcome measures
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and implications for patient care
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in clinical audit and evidence gathering methods
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety in the work environment and implications for service area


  • Knowledge of continuous improvement through benchmarking and sharing and utilising best practice
  • Awareness and understanding of relevant health and Social Care legislation



  • Current HCPC Registration

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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