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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Frailty

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Frailty services at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust have an opportunity for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our established team, rotational across both Frailty teams at Shrewsbury and Telford sites.

Our highly regarded frailty team works as an MDT providing admission avoidance services and therapies to prevent deconditioning in the areas of ED, AMU and short stay wards.

Due to the specialism of this role, those without NHS experience need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will provide Occupational Therapy to patients within an acute setting, maximising independence to prevent deconditioning. The therapy team operates a Home First ethos and works to creatively implement plans to enable people to return to their usual activities of daily living, within their own home environment wherever possible.

Whilst these roles specialise in frailty at the front door services, the frailty therapy team is also apart of the wider inpatient therapy team. This offers opportunity to be a part of daily therapy huddles and access to support and guidance from the wider team, as well as discussion to create integrated patient journeys.

About us

As a 250+ strong therapy department, working across 3 principle sites, we offer both strategic and operational therapy services across the areas of inpatients, outpatients and care closer to home, enhancing healthcare services provided to the population of Shropshire and Powys.

Therapy specific support and supervision structure for the frailty therapy team includes band 7 highly specialist team lead, inpatient operational managers at each site, heads of profession and therapy centre manager who is also a therapist by profession.

We believe in developing clinical and leadership skills at all levels and support all our specialist therapists in having 17% of their time dedicated to supporting professional activity (SPA). Your SPA time will include and is not limited to: clinical supervision, opportunity to attend internal and external training relevant to your role and career aspirations and participation in service development opportunities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent OT
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence Specialist clinical training in relevant areas
  • Evidence of work within the NHS



  • Evidence of CPD detailing clinical experience relevant to the post


  • Knowledge of current NHS strategy and plans
  • Knowledge of understanding of clinical governance
  • Evidence of specialist level clinical reasononing



  • Evidence of broad range of pre and post qualification experience
  • Evidence of experience of Frailty at the front door
  • Evidence of Teaching/student experience


  • Experience of audit/research

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital



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