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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata for part time INC HCAS
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Surrey County Hospital are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the therapy team on the in-patient wards at Milford Hospital. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who has completed their basic rotations and is looking to expand their knowledge, skills and experience within the sub-acute setting.

You will be joining a dynamic, experienced and friendly team that include physiotherapists, nurses, doctors and support workers. We provide rehabilitation to sub-acute ortho-geriatric and frailty patients.

We have a strong commitment to clinical supervision and Continuing Professional Development you will be regularly supervised by a senior therapist and attend the band 6 Occupational Therapy support groups. You will be supported to engage in service development and encouraged to put forward suggestions as to how we can enhance and grow the services we offer. We have a well-structured In-Service Training Programme which the successful applicant will be able to learn from as well as the opportunity to lead sessions with support from your team.

Main duties of the job

You may already be a senior therapist looking for a new challenge or a Band 5 ready to make the move into a senior role. As a Band 6 you will be expected to perform to a high clinical standard, supervise band 5s and/or assistants, and Occupational Therapy students on placement, as well as contribute to our service development. You will be supported by an experienced Team Lead Occupational Therapist.

There will be opportunities to work closely with our local community services as the Trust welcomed these services, alongside Pro-Care, in April 2018.

Our services cover 7 days per week and the post holder may be expected to work regular weekends and bank holidays. Use of own car for business use is essential.

As a department we are a friendly bunch of therapists who all work together to provide a dynamic and pro-active service to our patients. We have a range of experience and specialisms ranging from Occupational Therapy assistants to Advanced Clinical Specialists providing clinical support, and formal and informal training, and the department benefits from being managed by an Occupational Therapist who provides a strong professional lead.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder assists in the development, administration and provision of a specialist Occupational Therapy service carries a caseload dealing with complex assessment, and planning discharge of patients with predominantly physical conditions and with regard to the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and social aspects of their care.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in OT by recognised awarding body e.g. Royal College of Occupational therapists.
  • Must satisfy the criteria for full membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • An approved Occupational Therapy supervisor for OT degree students
  • Further qualifications/Study

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of the role of Occupational Therapy for people with a wide range of physical dysfunction.
  • Able to assess for and fit basic equipment to facilitate safe discharge
  • Previous experience relating to specialist area
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Knowledge of relevant NHS and SS legislation


  • Able to assess for and fit complex equipment and teach patient/carer in the safe use of these
  • Experience with community/mental health conditions

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Milford Community Hospital



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