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Occupational Therapist Band 5 Rotation

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a talented and patient focused Occupational Therapist? Are you looking for a new challenge, or are you a newly qualified Occupational Therapist looking to start your career in a supportive environment?

We are looking to welcome Band 5 applications from new graduates, to our department, we are committed to on-going development and clinical supervision, all set in a modern environment with a friendly team.

We can offer 5-month rotations across a wide range of acute services including medicine, emergency admissions, acute stroke rehabilitation, trauma and orthopaedics, respiratory and surgery. You should have some experience of working in an acute setting as a qualified Occupational Therapist or as a student.

The successful candidate must be prepared to work across a 7-day service, which involves working weekends, bank holidays and extended hours as per service needs.

Applicants must be a qualified Occupational Therapist with current HCPC registration or in your final year of study.

Please see the video link below:

Introduction to the Therapy Department at The Dudley Group from RGUC Digital Media Team on Vimeo

Main duties of the job

This is a qualified post and provides an opportunity for the Therapist to consolidate core skills and competencies.

The key function of this role is mainly clinical and concentrates on the assessment of patients referred to the service.

The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner and will have the support of a senior therapist, and be part of the planning and implementation of therapy intervention in partnership with patients under their care.

These posts are rotational to ensure a rounded learning opportunity.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recognises the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community bring and recognise their compatibility with NHS roles.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • If a student, must be in final 6 months of course
  • Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) registration

Skills & Experience


  • Knowledge across the range of Occupational Therapy practices in the physical field
  • Evidence of theoretical knowledge and continuous professional development
  • Relevant undergraduate experience in acute setting at student level or sound knowledge base and ability to adapt
  • Knowledge of the wider multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic IT skills


  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of NHS and the challenges facing the Physiotherapy profession

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to analyse and make clinical judgements about assessments and plans with patients
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues, relatives and patients
  • Evidence of good time management and personal organisation skills

Interests & Motivation to the Job


  • Basic knowledge of principles and practice of Clinical governance and its application to OT
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice and its relevance to IT
  • Must be willing to participate in flexible working patterns including weekend for

Communication & Interpersonal Skills


  • Ability to use initiative and make changes to plans at short notice
  • Able to work as an autonomous practitioner in a defined clinical area
  • Able to provide spontaneous, as well as planned, advice and teaching to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, at all levels


  • Ability to delegate appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russells Hall Hospital

Busheyfields Road



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