Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Core Clinical Services
Band 7
30 hours per week
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339-GAR9179 A
Southmead Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum (pro rata)
24/06/2018 23:59

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Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist, Neurosciences, Band 7, to £41.7k, North Bristol.

Occupational Therapist required by one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts.  You will provide leadership and clinical expertise within Neurosciences, supporting and empowering learners and colleagues within the team.  You will be based within the Core Clinical Services Division at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol, Band 7, up to £41.7k dependent on experience.

WHY APPLY? : This Occupational Therapist role offers a fantastic opportunity with:

• Variety - as a specialist Centre for Neurosciences, you will be providing care to a diverse range of patient pathways, including neurology, major trauma, neuro-oncology and spasticity management clinics.

• Professional development - there is a range of in house expertise and close working with the major trauma team and MDT colleagues so you will have access to training and development.

• Leadership opportunities - play a key role in shaping and developing the service.

• Networking opportunities- opportunity to create relationships with fellow therapists across the network.

THE ROLE: As an Occupational Therapist, you will lead and support a team in the delivery of evidence based patient-centred care within the specialty. Key duties will include:

• To be a source of clinical expertise to other occupational therapists in the Trust and other professionals on a highly specialised area of occupational therapy.

• Managing a caseload of adult neurosurgical and neurological patients with complex needs, using advanced clinical reasoning, critical thinking, evidence-based principles and best practice to assess plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

• To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust wide occupational therapy service, leading initiatives related to service development such as audit, research and training.

YOU: The successful candidate for this Occupational Therapist vacancy will have the following experience:

• Have completed a Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.

• Hold current HCPC registration.

• Significant experience working within Neurosciences.

• Basic management/leadership training or relevant experience in this role.


Number of hours possibly negotiable, up to 30 per week. 

A secondment will also be considered

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anne Barraud, Occupational Therapy Professional Adviser
0117 4147643 

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 414 5973