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Senior Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Senior Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
Royal Stoke
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
02/10/2022 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)

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


Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Occupational Therapists to join the Therapies Directorate at the University Hospitals of North Midlands. The post offers the opportunity to work in an exciting University Hospital based on the two hospital sites of The Royal Stoke and County Hospital.
The post rotates across a variety of specialist inpatient and outpatient areas which include: Surgery, Palliative Care, Frail Elderly, Emergency Portals & Medicine

Main duties of the job

Surgery - lower limb amputees, wheelchair assessment, environmental assessments & adaptation of functional tasks. Complex D/C planning and splinting for critical care step down patients.
Palliative Care - oncology/renal conditions, fast track D/C planning & complex manual handling assessments & equipment provision. Long term life limiting conditions and challenging conversations.
Frail Elderly - frailty management, patients with dementia, falls management, complex discharge planning
Emergency Portals - rapid decision making in relation to d/c planning and equipment provision & admission avoidance. Opportunities to join our falls response service preventing admissions working alongside West Midlands  ambulance service and ANPs.
Medicine - wide range of medical conditions including Non-Invasive Ventilation, MND, Cardiology & post Critical Care Step down, complex d/c planning, specific knowledge in seating wheelchairs.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Jane Teasdale 

(see contact details)  


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 and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to react well under pressure
  • Good communicator - in writing
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of audits
  • Clinical Educator
  • Involvement in training staff/delivering presentations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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 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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Teasdale
Job title
Divisional Therapy Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675341
Additional information