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Team Lead Occupational Therapist for Acute Medicine

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year pro rata inclusive of high cost area supplement
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with previous experience in core areas of Occupational Therapy to lead our inpatient medical team.

You will be responsible for the provision of our service to the acute medical wards (including cardiology and respiratory), as well as having an oversight of the patients with new or ongoing neurological conditions across our acute site.

The team will include Occupational Therapy staff at all levels, and this post will provide an exciting opportunity for the development of inter-professional skills, working closely with other disciplines, especially our physiotherapy staff.While previous senior experience in core areas of Occupational Therapy within an acute care setting is preferred, we will consider more junior applicants for a developmental role (Band 6 to 7 accelerated pathway). There will be a responsibility to take on deputy duties within this role to support the Therapies Manager in the day to day running of the department.

This is a part time position of 30 hours per week. Working pattern can be negotiated on appointment into the role.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high quality expert Occupational Therapy service to a specialist caseload of medical and neurology patients which consists of patients on our acute medical wards (including cardiology and respiratory) as well as having oversight of patients within the hospital with a neurological diagnosis.
  • To manage a complex caseload within critical care & neurology services using advanced clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to support assessments.
  • To be responsible for a designated team of occupational therapists providing leadership for junior staff, technical instructors and occupational therapy assistants through supervision and performance management.
  • To assist junior staff in the management of complex cases requiring advanced clinical reasoning.
  • To lead and advise on clinical occupational therapy developments within occupational therapy and critical care and related Trust wide projects.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance and development of own continuing professional development identifying and contributing to the evidence base of occupational therapy.
  • To educate occupational therapy students on practice placements.
  • To apply a client centred approach and current evidence base to assess, treat patients and implement, evaluate and document occupational therapy interventions.
  • To support the management of the occupational therapy service as required by the deputy therapy manager and therapy manager

About us

This is an exciting time for PAHT. Over the next five years we are on a digital transformation journey, leading us to ourbrand new hospital. You'll be part of the team leading and supporting our organisation in a diverse and challenging role a role which can make a significant difference to our patients, staff and the future direction of our services.

Our people demonstrate energy and commitment towards improving the care and experiences provided to our patients and the drive to be an 'outstanding' organisation.

It's never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification



  • Degree / Diploma Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC as Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD at postgraduate level education.
  • Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy. Current HCPC registration



  • Experience as a Band 6 in a broad range of specialities including respiratory, neurological, Community working, oncology, Older people/elderly rehab, Medicine & general surgery, Orthopaedics, Falls, Pain and posture management, Neurology, Dementia, and respiratory conditions
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital as part of an Occupational Therapy team and/or MDT
  • Experience in supervision, mentorship and appraisal of students and junior staff
  • Relevant clinical experience managing difficult conversations.

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road


CM20 1QX

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