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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Full Time
Due to a maternity leave we are looking for a secondment cover over the next 12 months.

We have fantastic opportunities for Band 5 Occupational Therapists /newly qualified with new rotational areas.

You will need to be a reflective practitioner with good communication skills and the ability to manage your own caseload.

You will have the opportunity to experience 8 month rotations across a range of clinical areas: acute Stroke, Medical/surgical, Elective & trauma/orthopaedics, Children's (community), Neighbourhood Team (community) & Discharge to Assess (community), Hospital @ Home urgent response (community), community neuro and wheelchair services and the independent living service (social care).

The formation of the Wye Valley NHS Trust and the move to community services has provided an opportunity to look at changing the way all services are provided, in line with this change, the rotations may change echoing the local and national drive to provide care closer to patient's homes adopting the home bed is best ethos.

The team is committed to providing high quality, evidence based, reflective practice and to enable this, prides itself on a comprehensive supportive supervision structure in which we have a developed Preceptorship Programme following RCOT Career Development Framework. Along with the Trust wide preceptorship program for nursing and AHPs.

Main duties of the job

To work across the Trust in a range of in-patient and community settings, including the independent living services with Herefordshire Council - which also comprises of the home improvement agency and technology enabled living team, including major adaptation works.

To be responsible for independently managing own patient caseload without direct day-to-day supervision, depending on level of experience, demonstrating clinical autonomy.

Weekend working is involved for some of the rotations as part of our commitment to developing a 7 day service. You will be expected to work at the weekends as part of a rota once you have completed appropriate competencies and training.

There are strong links with between acute and community teams and our Preceptorship Programme is run across the Trust. All Band 5 staff are encouraged to participate in a Band 5 Peer group.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with Health Care Professions Council

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Broad knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core Occupational Therapy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail
  • Able to make clinical decision and problem solve without direct supervision
  • Able to manage busy case load and prioritise
  • Ability to work autonomously using own knowledge skills and initiative in sometimes complex situations acknowledging role boundaries



  • NHS or equivalent experience e.g. in inpatient areas, acute or community or community services
  • Experience of using/fitting adaptive equipment

Personal Attributes


  • Able to maintain confidentiality and professionalism within the environment that they are working
  • Able to demonstrate awareness of own limitations and need to ask for help
  • Evidence of ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written documentation
  • Shows evidence of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence
  • Reliable

Other Factors


  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of post
  • Able to meet physical & moving and handling requirements of post. I.e. re-positioning of a patient, use of moving & handling equipment, approved manual physical movement practices of patient
  • Able to deal sensitively and safely with blood and bodily fluids

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford / Belmont



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