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Advanced Occupational Therapist

Band 7

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Advanced Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
Royal Stoke
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
31/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

  Working between inpatient services of:

  • Cardiothoracics
  • Trauma

We are looking for an enthusiastic senior Occupational Therapist to take on a Band 7 Advanced position in the above areas

Main duties of the job

The post will give the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to expand their expert clinical skills in respiratory and rehabilitation of patients and assist the Principal Therapists to develop the services.

The Therapies team support; late shifts and weekend working to provide cover for patients within the busy Acute Trust.

There are strong links with Keele University for both Under & Post graduate physiotherapy.

Working for our organisation

The UHNM NHS Trust covers Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke on Trent and County Hospital in Stafford. Royal Stoke a large acute teaching hospital,  with a Turnover of £360 million. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and
surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park. Each year Royal Stoke cares for over 600,000 people providing emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. It is a leading teaching  hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full  details or please call the hiring manager on the given contact information.

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Post holder committed to working at masters level e.g. attended courses accreditied at masters/post graduate level


Essential criteria
  • Post graduate (NHS) experience as an Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Experience of working at a Senior Occupational Therapist within the specialisty area
  • Experience of teaching students, staff and other professional groups
  • Trained Clinical Educator
  • Experience of working out of hours working
Desirable criteria
  • Experience gained wihtin an acute setting
  • Involvement in audit/research
  • Experience of leading and managing a team within a relevant speciality

Skills, ability & knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience in supporting/supervising staff
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Aticualte able to undertake presentations and tutorials
  • Demonstrate critical apprasial skills
  • Good communicator - in writing
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of project work
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Noeleen Hellis
Job title
Divisional Manager for Specialised Services
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