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Band 7 Occupational Therapy Orthopaedic & Surgical Team Lead

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Per annum including HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you
  • Passionate about top class patient care in the acute setting for trauma and orthopaedic services
  • Wanting to make sure care is provided with a belief that every day matters.
  • Somebody with experience in the acute setting and like to lead a fast passed pressured team
  • Wanting to build on your current skills and knowledge and expand your leadership skills
  • Wanting to lead a team able to deal with current unprecedented challenges by exploring new ways of working to improve flow and effective service provision
  • Driven to change the narrative of OT within the Trust and our wider communities, to promote and develop a strong workforce now & for future generations
  • Committed to making the NHS having a brighter future
  • Thinking about return to practice

Main duties of the job

To provide excellent, high-quality person-centred clinical care that advocates for patients, strive to provide a service fit for today and the future. The post holder will lead and facilitate the Trauma Orthopaedic and Surgical OT Service with key roles in the development of a competent, knowledgeable workforce, equipping them to provide high-quality person-centred and evidenced based care.

Our teams across all sites have a friendly, supportive atmosphere and a real team ethic. We know how to look after our staff . We offer excellent training opportunities supported by an APH practice development lead and clinical flow lead.
  • Do you want
  • to lead a team whilst still keeping a clinical focus?
  • to extend your leadership and coaching skills
  • to be challenged professionally and be asked to think outside the box
  • develop a robust, motivated, and skilled workforce within the trauma, orthopaedic and surgical team
  • enhance and develop your skills within trauma and orthopaedic OT services including spinal injuries and acute recovery/rehab
  • work closely with the clinical specialist band 7 OT in surgery as a part of the team lead role
  • to be a part of the future of OT within the Trust
  • We offer:
  • excellent advanced learning opportunities with a high level of support and supervision and appraisal from senior OT lead management
  • peer support from a large group of colleagues
  • multi-professional leadership programmes
  • Flexible working agreements considerations

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are inspired to know more about this opportunity and our team, please see the job description attached, which outlines the main duties of this post.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in OT
  • HCPC Registration


  • Fieldwork educators course
  • MSc
  • Post graduate study in the field of Orthopaedics/ Surgery
  • Knowledge of spinal cord injury
  • Post graduate study - management/leadership



  • In-depth knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • In-depth knowledge of health legislation in current practice and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of risk assessment
  • 3-4 years post registration experience as an OT some of which must be in the acute physical sector
  • Clinical work as senior therapist in orthopaedics / surgery
  • Skills in assessing for and prescribing complex equipment
  • Skills in assessing and evaluating cognitive and perceptual impairment
  • Skills in treating patients with impairment following orthopaedic / surgical injury
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Demonstrate ethical reasoning and critical reflection


  • Splinting
  • Experience of research and audit
  • Advice and informal supervision to support staff and students
  • Worked in some of the following areas: - elective orthopaedics, trauma orthopaedics, general surgery, amputees, care of the older person
  • Leadership and first line management
  • Training of other staff

Skills and Knowledge


  • Problem solver
  • Task analysis
  • Good time manager
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work singlehandedly with individuals and groups
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Some basic management skills
  • Group work skills
  • Team Player - understanding team dynamics
  • Ability to manage own workload and determine priorities
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership skills
  • Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to motivate staff through change
  • Ability to manage own caseload whilst dealing with interruptions and changes of task at third party request


  • Presentation skills
  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Use of electronic patient record or other IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust



Portsmouth Rd


GU16 7UJ

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