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Band 6 - Rotational Occupational Therapist, Inpatient Therapies

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year inc HCA
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity to progress your Occupational Therapy career by joining as a Band 6 - Occupational Therapy rotation at West Herts Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The position, permanent, 37.5 hours/week, allows the post holder to further their experience in a variety of settings.

The rotations are 6 months in duration, across the following areas:

Emergency Department / Acute Assessment Unit

Frailty Unit



Community bed based



Orthopaedics and Surgery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills across the above rotations by contributing to service development and supervision of qualified staff.

Each rotation is supported by a well-established supervision and in-service training programme.

There are also opportunities for study leave and course funding both internally and externally.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department is a 7 day working service and this post would be included in that rota (frequency of 1:4 - 1:6 weekends) with rest days in the following week. This is underpinned by a competency framework.

Watford General Hospital is within easy walking distance of the Metropolitan line (underground) and Watford Junction Station.

There may be a requirement for cross site travel.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications:


  • Occupational Therapy degree qualification or equivalent & NHS experience
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development and reflective practice


  • Membership of BAOT/COT
  • Membership of special interest group
  • Experience on a broad band 5 or band 6 rotational scheme
  • Attendance at post-graduate course(s) in relevant field
  • Attendance at Student supervisors course



  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy structure in NHS
  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy models of practice
  • Standards - HCPC/COT/Local Legislation and litigation related to Occupational Therapy
  • Professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Policies and procedures (local e.g. Health and Safety)
  • Ability to search and review the evidence base
  • Understanding of clinical governance and the implications for the service
  • Application of specific assessment techniques


  • Evidence of written projects/audits
  • Relevant Standardised assessments
  • Relevant outcome measures



  • Clinical problem-solving ability.
  • Highly developed physical skills, dexterity, co-ordination and sensory skills for assessment and treatment of patients.
  • Ability to assess patient conditions, establish a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan, from a range of OT modalities


  • Previous experience of working in the acute hospital setting (qualified or as a student).

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital

64 Vicarage Road


WD18 0HB

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