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Rotational Senior Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for either a Band 5 Occupational Therapist wishing to take their next steps on the career ladder or an existing Band 6 looking for a new challenge to join our forward-thinking Occupational Therapy Team, who are passionate about the evolving role of an OT in an acute hospital setting. Rotations include Discharge Assessment Unit, Medicine wards, D2A/Rehabilitation, Macmillan and T+O.

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients who will present with many complex needs throughout their acute hospital stay.Within the Team you will work alongside an existing integrated multi-disciplinary team, using a fusion-skilled hybrid approach, focusing on high quality care, promoting comprehensive assessments, and supporting hospital teams in appropriate admission avoidances over a seven-day service. A willingness to work flexibly and to undertake tasks traditionally allocated to specific disciplines are all requirements of the role.As a Band 6 therapist you will be supporting and developing rotational Band 5 therapists. The role also involves supervising therapy support staff and educating therapy students on placement.There will be opportunities for innovation and an expectation that you will be actively involved in relevant quality improvement projects.

Our friendly Service offers support through regular supervision, appraisal, training and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

A rotational post providing skilled assessment, treatment and interventions for patients with a range of complex and or chronic conditions, providing advanced Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment and providing specialist advice and support to other professionals throughout the Trust.

The Occupational Therapist will provide specialist skills which enable patients to explore, achieve and maximise independence and maintain quality of life in their activities of daily living, areas of personal care, domestic, leisure and productive activities.

You will be part of a seven day service working flexibly across all sites to provide Occupational Therapy services to our patients.

The Occupational Therapist will hold a full clean driving licence to travel between sites and complete environmental/home visits as required.

This post will work across our hospital sites in Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth and will offer exciting rotational opportunities to support with development of core Occupational Therapy skills and career progression. These rotations will include Acute Medicine, DAU, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Macmillan and Acute Inpatient Rehab within the Community Hospitals.

As part of the role you will be take part in a 7 day extended hours service

Closing date of applications: 18 July 2024

Interview date: 1 August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Ability to practice


  • Degree or equivalent in OT
  • HCPC registered


  • Leadership course attended



  • Demonstrable post graduate experience in Hospital setting
  • Evidence of acute experience
  • Evidence of onwards learning post grad/CPD


  • Formal post graduate courses completed
  • APPLE accredited / evidence of student support
  • Evidence of working in community hospital setting



  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Evidence of providing peer support
  • Evidence of clear written communication
  • Evidence of safe manual handling skills


  • Evidence of team leadership

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Queens Hospital Burton

Belvedere Road


DE13 0RB

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