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Job summary

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Core Clinical Services
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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North Bristol NHS Trust
Employer type
Southmead Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 Per annum
Salary period
30/09/2020 23:59

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Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Band 7

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Occupational Therapist at North Bristol NHS Trust. Based in the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital (opened in 2014), with a basic salary of up to £44,503 per annum you will be responsible for co-leading the occupational therapy team within medicine.

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK and a centre of excellence in the south west and beyond. In addition to being a major trauma centre,  regional specialties include neurosciences, orthopaedics, burns & plastics, renal & transplant and vascular surgery. Within medicine a comprehensive acute service is provided to a range of sub-specialties. 

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

  • Leadership of a large team.
  • An interesting and challenging caseload of adults, that could include complex care, respiratory, cardiology, gastroenterology, haematology, infectious diseases and renal specialties.
  • An acute focus and collaborative working with the integrated discharge service and community providers.
  • Excellent facilities.

THE ROLE: Your responsibilities will include:

  • Line management and supervision of staff in team, including Band 5 & 6 occupational therapists and therapy support workers
  • Clinical leadership to the specialty, providing training and advice to other staff/students.
  • Leading service development and quality improvement projects
  • Contribution to the occupational therapy leadership team.

YOU: The successful Occupational Therapist will have:

  • A Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Post registration training and experience as an Occupational Therapist within medicine. This will preferably include acute work.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others

Hours to be worked over five shifts a week and could include some weekend working on a rota basis.

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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
Job title
Head of Occupational Therapy
Email address
Telephone number
0117 4147643 or 0117 4141272
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