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REACT Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for passionate and motivated Occupational Therapists to join our Rapid Emergency Assessment and Care Team (REACT), which is a valued and integral component of UHCW's Emergency Medicine Group.

Our interdisciplinary way of working within A& E and Acute Medical Short Stay Units, including Frailty, aims to avoid hospital admissions for those patients attending 'The Front Door', whilst providing high standards of therapy, care and discharge planning.

It is an exciting time to join our service due to lots of ongoing service redesigns being implemented across Emergency Medicine. This is enabling lots of opportunities for successful candidates to be involved in service development projects whilst developing their own clinical and leadership skills.

Our team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Assistant Practitioners, and we strive to celebrate our team success whilst ensuring the wellbeing of all of our team members is at the forefront of what we do. We offer regular supervisions and a team in-service training programme in order to support this alongside professional development. The successful candidates will actively contribute to this by supervising junior staff members.

Our service covers 7 days and extended hours, enabling a variety of shifts and flexible working patterns.

Please note that interviews for this vacancy are planned for 25th July 2024.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should be dynamic, enthusiastic and ready to work within a fast-paced environment, for which a high level of problem solving and clinical reasoning will be required.

Part time applications, fixed term contracts and internal secondment opportunities will also be considered.

Working alongside an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive team the successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop complex assessment and decision-making skills with a focus on admission avoidance and rapid discharge.

Successful candidates will also be supported to engage with service development whilst increasing their leadership skills.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Emma Gregory (REACT Manager) on 02476 964 000 - bleep 5695

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To carry a clinical caseload that includes a varied range of conditions and complexity.

To assess the impact of illnesses/ trauma on function and implement the required adaptations/ supports to facilitate a safe and timely discharge.

To work as an autonomous member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to team discussions and decisions about patient care pathways.

Responsible for the day to day management of Assistant Practitioners and students, e.g. clinicalsupervision, appraisals, caseload allocation

To plan and implement appropriate discharges through comprehensive holistic assessments and knowledge of discharge pathways.

To work in collaboration with patients/ families, carers, MDT, other workers and agencies across health, social care and the private sector to avoid admission or minimize length of stay.

To complete accurate and timely documentation in accordance with REACTs Documentation policy.

To collate, interpret and analyse activity data and report on findings for service development.

To provide specialist reports on patient and service related issues as required.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital

Clifford Bridge Road



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