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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

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Senior Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Royal Stoke
Royal Stoke
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
27/01/2021 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)

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


Job overview

The post rotates across a variety of specialist inpatient and outpatient areas which include: Surgery (including General Surgery and Specialist Amputee), Out-patient-hand service, Orthopaedics (including Trauma, Fractured Neck Of Femur ward and Elective), Palliative Care (including Oncology and Renal), Frail Elderly (including Frail Elderly Assessment Unit, General and Rehabilitation Wards), Emergency Portals (including A&E, Acute Medical Unit, Clinical Decision Unit and Short Stay Ward), Medicine (General and Respiratory including Non-Invasive Ventilation Unit and Cardiology) Neurosurgery, Neurology and Paediatrics. You will have the opportunity to be involved in providing early rehabilitation and complex discharge planning for a range of different conditions and injuries that are treated within a Major Trauma Centre.



Main duties of the job


You will be part of a large combined therapies team, which can offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities. Supervision will be provided by an Advanced Therapist and continuous development is supported through appraisal, internal training and external learning.

Therapy Services at UHNM work within a 7 day shift system therefore the post holder will be required to work weekends, late shifts and bank holidays.

Working for our organisation

UHNM is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years making this Trust one of the most exciting and innovative places to work. The main site is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 15 of the M6, providing excellent transport links north, south and east, together with immediate access to the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Peak District.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To undertake six monthly (Physiotherapy) and 8 monthly (Occupational Therapy) rotations through the clinical speciality in which the individual is employed, where this is practical.
  • To work autonomously as an independent practitioner managing the clinical delivery of care within a specialty team
  • Supervise less experienced therapists, support staff and students.

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Dilpoma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • CPD relevant to speciality area


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 18 months post-graduate experience as an Occupational Therapist
Desirable criteria
  • Experience gained in an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to specilaity area
  • NHS experience
  • 2-4 years post graduate experience

Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Motivated to self develop
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Motivated to self-develop
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to react well to pressure
  • Good communicator - verbally and in writing
Desirable criteria
  • Involvement in training staff/delivering presentations
  • Experience of audits
  • Clinical Eductor

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent attendance record/reliable
  • Smart appearance - adheres to the Trusts Uniform Policy
Desirable criteria
  • Car driver/Owner
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Teasdale
Job title
Divisonal Therapies Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675341
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