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Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Bedfordshire Hospital Trust.

Our rotational Occupational Therapy posts are a great opportunity to experience the acute hospital setting. You will work with a diverse range of patients and multi-disciplinary team members giving you a great opportunity to practice and enhance your OT skills across multiple specialties.

At Bedford Hospital,we have a fantastic opportunity for Band 5 Occupational Therapists to work in our well-established supportive teams. The areas are inNeurology/Stroke, Frailty & Complex Elderly medicine,Urgent medicine,Gastro & Oncologyand Orthopaedics & Surgery including amputees.

Students, newly qualified and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

1. To perform therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse and varied physical and psychological conditions, to determine a diagnosis and formulate and deliver an appropriate individualised treatment programme.

2. To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a specific area or ward, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from a senior occupational therapist is available when required. Clinical work is regularly evaluated by a senior occupational therapist.

3. To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

4. To supervise work experience students on observational placement, ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.

5. To contribute and participate in evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and team's clinical practice and improve service delivery within each clinical area. Make recommendations to senior staff.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification provided. If further information is required, please speak to our contact on advert.

Person Specification



  • Dip COT or BSc (Hons) in OT
  • HCPC registration or student
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development maintained in a portfolio


  • Membership of the British association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists (BAOT/COT)



  • To have a broad base of clinical experience obtained through practice education
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working within an acute hospital setting


  • Experience of working within healthcare

knowledge and Skills


  • Developed working knowledge of a broad range of occupational therapy assessment and treatment techniques
  • Understanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times.
  • Awareness of research process and critical evaluation of evidence
  • Developed working knowledge of broad range of illnesses, injuries and conditions
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to be highly organised and responsive to changing workloads and situations


  • IT skills to include word processing and e-mail
  • Group skills

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road


MK42 9DJ

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