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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Specialised Care
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
Stoke on Trent
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
06/10/2022 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 seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and forward thinking  Occupational Therapist who is interested in developing their specialised rehabilitation skills both within the acute setting and within the outreach service providing Early Supported Discharge. You will be an integral part of our innovative and friendly team working with patient’s following specialised care;  the integrated therapy team covers a 7 day working week from 07.30 until 20.00.

Main duties of the job

You will require excellent interpersonal skills to enable you to work closely with a range of staff from various professional backgrounds. You will provide early rehabilitation for specialised patients, setting goals & treatment plans to be followed by the interdisciplinary team. You will also be promoting a seamless transition from the acute hospital to the home environment whilst continuing to work towards patient’s rehabilitation goals in their own home or normal place of residence. The ability to develop & sustain good working relationships with colleagues & peers is essential.

You must demonstrate an empathetic approach & be responsive to patients needs & be flexible in your approach to work & adaptable in carrying out your tasks, managing your own workload & working unsupervised. You will be required to take charge of the therapy team on some shifts.

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.


Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of post-graduate learning

Knowledge, skills & experience

Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience
  • Experience of working at Band 5
  • Experience of supporting/supervising staff
  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary working
Desirable criteria
  • 3-4 years post-graduate experience
  • Experience gained in an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to speciality area
  • NHS experience
  • Involvement in training staff/delivering presentations
  • Experience of Audit
  • Clinical educator

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alice Podmore
Job title
Matron for Neurosciences
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675357