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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Core Clinical Services
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 Hours per week)
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Southmead Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59

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North Bristol NHS Trust is a large teaching trust that employs over 8000 staff and provides specialist regional services including neurosurgery, renal medicine, burns and plastics, orthopaedics and major trauma.

The occupational therapy service is predominantly based within the award winning Brunel building at Southmead Hospital which has excellent facilities including therapy rooms, a large ADL kitchen and purpose designed splint room. The wards have 75% single rooms, which are equipped with overhead tracking hoists, ensuite toilets and level access showers. Staff are also well catered for with benefits including a staff restaurant with roof terrace, cycle centre and wellbeing courses.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and supportive inpatient team providing a service to Medicine. You will need to be flexible and willing to work in an acute fast paced environment, where prompt assessment and early decision making are necessary to manage complex cases through the acute pathway to discharge.

WHY APPLY? This position is a fantastic opportunity to take on a role with:

  • An interesting, challenging and diverse caseload
  • Collaborative multi-disciplinary team working with close links to community partners
  • Development opportunities and training to facilitate your CPD, with quality improvement projects encouraged
  • Excellent facilities within the Brunel Building

THE ROLE: As an Occupational Therapist, your responsibilities may include:

  • Supervision of junior and support staff.
  • Training of occupational therapy students on practice placement.
  • Participation in the planning, development and evaluation of services within the speciality team, holding responsibility for defined projects.

YOU: The successful Occupational Therapist will have:

  • HCPC registration
  • A Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Post registration experience as an Occupational Therapist within a relevant speciality/ acute setting.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Skills in supervision

Roster patterns can include some weekend working.


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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

Anne Barraud
Job title
Head of Occupational Therapy
Email address
Telephone number
0117 4147643
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