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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/10/2020.

Rotational Occupational Therapist Band 5

Job Reference: 252-9776

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
252 Occupational Therapy
£26,152 to £32,145 pa with fringe allowance

Band 5 Occupational Therapist – Rotational Post

37.5 hours/week or flexible hours available

Job Summary Our Band 5 Rotation programme will offer you competency based training and experience in the Acute Occupational Therapy Service Inpatient areas of :

  • Adult General Medicine with sub specialities of cardiology and respiratory medicine
  • Acute Stroke Care
  • Accident & Emergency/Acute Medical Unit/Integrated Discharge Team
  • Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Elective Orthopaedics
  • Surgical Care

You will be fully supported by a clinical supervisor and specialist team, and follow our post registration Preceptorship programme where appropriate.

The Department

  • We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, with peer support, clinical supervision and regular in-service training
  • There is access to informal and formal training and CPD opportunities, where learning and sharing is strongly encouraged.
  • We have a dedicated, innovative Band 7 Practice Development OT to support staff in their clinical development.
  • We have actively participated in ongoing service development, and participation in Trust-wide projects and audits, and cross-discipline working is highly valued.
  • Our recent Trust-wide Staff Survey demonstrated higher than the national average scores with excellent staff engagement across the Therapies Directorate and excellent scores overall
  • We offer Practice Placements for Pre- Reg OT students from Canterbury Christchurch University and are excited to have 3 staff on the new OT apprentice 4 year degree course
  • Leadership is provided by the Professional Lead Occupational Therapist and an experienced award-winning team of Senior OT Team Leads


Essential experience required:

  • Hold a Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration and RCOT/BAOT membership

    Proposed Interview date: Friday 21st October 2020

For further information contact Mrs Jo Poulton Tel:01322 428579 or email .

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site. For advice and support on stop smoking please call 0300 123 1220.








Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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