Skip to main content

This job has expired

Rotational Occupational Therapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

View more

Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified (or newly qualified) Occupational Therapist looking for a role in a Trust that really supports your career development?

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are dedicated to ensuring that occupation is at the core of our practice and we would love for you to join us!

We are looking for someone to join our rotation, providing the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of specialisms and settings, both in the acute hospital and community. Come and join a friendly team with active peer support groups, new graduate training programme and opportunities to get involved in service development.

Musgrove Park Hospital, located in Taunton, provides acute health services for it's population of around 340,000 people and provides specialist services for a larger population of around 544,000 people. Alternatively, these positions are also available in Yeovil District Hospital.

If you are interested and would like to find out more / have an informal discussion, please contact Emma Maguire on 01823 342987.

Main duties of the job

Our Occupational Therapists are patient centred, assessing and supporting patients to retain or regain participation in their occupations and consequent independence in their day to day life.

We provide specialist assessment, goal setting and planning intervention, working closely with our support workers, physiotherapy team and our community services across Somerset.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake comprehensive occupation focussed, patient centred assessment of patients, including those with diverse or complex presentations and/or multiple pathologies.

The post holder will be expected to make clinical judgements which require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of different interventions and treatment techniques, to optimise physical and cognitive occupational performance capabilities.

Formulate and deliver an individualised, patient centred occupational therapy treatment programme using appropriate assessment, clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of treatments and interventions. For example activity and task analysis of activities of daily living skills, patient education, manual handling techniques and alternative options such as appropriate equipment. The patients goals, and those of the multidisciplinary team, must be taken into account to aim for achievable outcomes and recommend the best course of intervention.

The post holder will continually reassess and evaluate the persons progress through assessment and intervention. Treatment programmes may need to be altered as a result of this.

To carry out clinical risk assessments for patients on own caseload and take action to effectively manage identified risks.

The post holder will participate in the Services supervision and appraisal/career conversation programme

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining their own competency to practice through Continual Professional Development (CPD) activities

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Registration with Health Care Professions Council
  • Documented evidence of Continual Professional Development (CPD)


  • Membership of Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)



  • Evidence of reflection
  • Critical appraisal of own performance
  • Use of functional assessments with activity analysis
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and groups
  • Group work skills
  • Good personal organisational skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Current UK driving licence

Additional Criteria


  • Willingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patients
  • Willingness to participate in rotation scheme
  • Availability to participate in weekend and bank holiday rota
  • Commitment to client centred, non-discriminatory practice
  • Willingness to work flexibly when cover may be required to work in other teams/areas
  • To have the physical and mental stamina to carry out interventions requiring concentration and intense physical effort throughout 80% of the working day
  • Ability to cope with working in a stressful environment and with emotional and aggressive patients and carers who can be demanding
  • Be able to use tact and sensitivity
  • To have a resilient, professional manner

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert