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Static Surgery Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 5
Part time - 18 hours per week (Wednesday to Friday)
Job ref
Royal Derby Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata pa
Salary period
28/06/2022 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Inpatient Occupational Therapy Vacancy:  Permanent Post, Monday- Friday, 18 hrs

We have a vacancy for a part time band 5 occupational therapist to join the Surgery and Cancer Inpatient Therapy Team, as a static member of staff. 

The primary focus will be to cover Acute Surgery wards but the successful candidate will be required to work in all clinical areas covered by the team, as service needs dictate. The clinical areas covered by the team include Surgery, Oncology, Haematology, and Women’s Health.

The post offers regular supervision with a senior staff member, and the opportunity to attend regular in-service training sessions to build and develop clinical competencies for practice.

This post is suited to an occupational therapist with a minimum of 12 months experience working in an acute inpatient NHS hospital setting. Experience working on a surgery or oncology ward would be beneficial but not essential. 

The post holder will be required to work Weds 10.30 -16.00 and Thurs – Friday 09.30 -16.30. Some bank holiday work will be required. Some weekend work may be required in the future.

Main duties of the job

  1. To perform Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical, psychological conditions and social needs.
  2. To develop and deliver individualised treatment programmes for patients
  3. To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for the defined area of the service. Access to advice and support from senior Occupational Therapists is available. Clinical work is routinely evaluated through appraisal, supervision and clinical reasoning sessions.
  4. To liaise with other Occupational Therapy colleagues to provide a flexible service during pressure times, due to workload or staffing difficulties
  5. To participate in the training and direct supervision of assistants, and in the supervision of OT and work experience students when appropriate
  6. To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide advice and deliver a holistic patient centred approach to care
  7. To work and liaise with external agencies for example Integrated Community Equipment Services, SS, Community Therapy Teams as required
  8. To undertake routine administrative tasks as agreed with senior staff
  9. To undertake specific tasks as delegated by senior staff for example to prepare work and present at events and conferences if required.

Closing date of applications: 28 June 2022

Interview date: 12 July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Occupational Therapy Degree or Equivalent Diploma
Desirable criteria
  • Course related to Acute OT work


Essential criteria
  • Worked as a qualified OT in an Acute ward setting for at least six months
  • Demonstrable experience working in an NHS setting as a qualified occupational therapist
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working with surgery patients
  • Experience working with end of life patients


Essential criteria
  • Discharge planning
  • Good Written Communication
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of a variety of Manual Handling skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Siobhan Goodall
Job title
Surgery and Cancer Lead Occupational Therapist
Email address
Telephone number
01332 788837

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3NE
01332 783342 / 07385 367225