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Band 6 Occupational Therapist T & O

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the in patient therapy team at QEQM! We are looking for a band 6 Occupational Therapist with a passion for working in Trauma and Orthopaedics. This is a permanent post and working part time (32.6 hours / week)

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team across the Trauma and Orthopaedic wards and will be part of a team consisting of band 7 OTs and Physios, band 6 OTs and Physios, band 5s, 4s and 3s.

We offer vast opportunities for CPD and learning across the Trauma and Orthopaedic Team and also regular supervision. Upon joining us we will support you with your progression (and can also offer a developmental post from a band 5 to a 6) both clinically and with leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of holistic therapy intervention for patients on the Trauma and Orthopaedic wards. To be an integral part in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients within Orthopaedics and working closely with the physiotherapists

You will need to be able to work independently and be able to delegate appropriately to band 4 assistant practitioners.

You will contribute to the development of the service and be involved in supporting staff through the appraisal process.

About us

We are a very close team all working together and supporting each other to manage and develop the service.

You will have access to supervision and appraisals to develop your clinical and management skills and opportunities to develop leadership skills through various training programs.

We strive to embed the we care values into every day working practice ensuring that everyone who passes through the unit has an individualised program of care.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • BSc Occupational Therapist
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of COT



  • Highly developed clinical skills in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management


  • Evidence of working within acute inpatient setting
  • Competent presentation skills



  • 18 months post graduate experience in relevant specialist area of Inpatients, general rotations
  • Proven record of providing high quality intervention for high risk patients
  • Experience working within a fast pace setting


  • Experience working within acute inpatient setting
  • Experience managing challenging situations



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS and Primary Care including Clinical Governance, NICE and CQC
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical / evidenced based practice
  • Knowledge of discharge pathways


  • Experience providing complex assessments and discharge planning
  • Experience using appropriate outcome measures linked to the assessment of orthopaedic patients
  • Knowledge of extended role of Occupational Therapy within discharge pathways

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust



Ramsgate Road



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