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Senior Occupational Therapist - Rotational

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for experienced and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated Therapy Team on a Rotational basis.

We are looking for talented individuals who will be confident and professional with the clinical skills required to manage a diverse, complex caseload within a dynamic environment. Providing a high standard occupational service in designated acute inpatient, outpatient specialties and/or community settings as part of an annual rotational scheme.

You will need to demonstrate both supervisory and leadership skills to support junior members of staff and students and will be required to work a shift pattern across 7 days & extended days until 6pm in some speciality areas.

The Therapy Service has a high profile within the Trust and respected roles in admission avoidance, complex discharge planning and influencing patient pathways. We thrive on innovation and challenge and have taken a lead role in many developments which are helping to shape the future of patient pathways within the local area. Our excellent reputation has been built on the expertise and skills of our clinicians do you have what we are looking for?

Main duties of the job

To participate in the annual Band 6 rotational scheme. Rotational areas include: Surgery, General Medicine, Neuro rehabilitation, Stroke, Frailty, Care of the Elderly and Integrated Rapid Assessment Service (IRAS).

Specialist assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning.

To plan and organise a designated caseload of complex patients within the designated service and own professional activities under the management of Team Leader.

To work with the patient and carers to identify and meet OT goals, using standardised and OT assessment tools to assess their skills deficits, occupational needs and achieve functional fitness for timely discharge.

In collaboration with the patient, to plan and implement single or a programme of interventions using treatment techniques to meet the patient's needs re timely discharge. These will be achieved using professional and theoretical knowledge, and specialist clinical reasoning skills.

To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment interventions to measure progress and ensure effectiveness, involving patient, carer and MDT as appropriate.

To ensure Therapy goals are integral to the multidisciplinary care plan re: safe and timely discharge.

To apply an enhanced understanding of effects and impact of illness, frailty and disability on patient's abilities and provide advice and education regarding lifestyle changes / adaptations to their physical and social environment.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This senior post will offer an opportunity to develop advanced skills and work across East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust, in the acute settings. You will have experience of working at a Band 6 level in a range of areas.

A comprehensive induction and regular formal and informal supervision, appraisal, in-service training and CPD opportunities are available. Continued study and development at Masters level is achievable and supported by our Service for the right candidate

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oBSc / MSc Occupational Therapy
  • oHCPC Registered Occupational Therapist


  • oValidated post registration courses
  • oNon-clinical courses
  • oLEO / Edward Jenner leadership
  • oStudent educator course
  • oInformation technology



  • oExperience of multi-disciplinary working
  • oComprehensive range of junior rotations with experience of complex caseload management.
  • oExperience of facilitating discharges from the acute setting and/or managing a caseload of patients within the community
  • oIn-service training and reflective learning


  • oSupervision of students in any environment



  • oBroad knowledge of respiratory, neurology, elderly and trauma and orthopaedic conditions and their management.
  • oPrinciples and practices of rehabilitation / reablement


  • oFalls re-education
  • oSupervisory / appraisal skills



  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)
  • oWillingness to be flexible to meet service needs over a 7 day service with extended working hours (in specific settings)

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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