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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/08/2021.

Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 165-21-07-125

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
165 Therapies - Orthopaedics
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Occupational Therapist

Therapies - Orthopaedics

Band 6

Full Time – 37.5 hours

Salary £31,364 - £37,890

Working pattern: Tuesday to Saturday

Includes a regular weekend day, would consider applicants offering a minimum of 50% weekend cover i.e. two weekends in four


Part Time post: 15 hours (0.4 WTE)

Working pattern: Sunday to Monday


We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join the Orthopaedic Inpatient team in delivering high quality, compassionate care. The Orthopaedic Inpatient team provides care across a number of clinical areas including the Orthopaedic Trauma and Elective wards, Paediatric ward, Day surgery and Fracture clinic.


We are seeking a clinician who has gained a broad range of postgraduate experience, including recent work within the Orthopaedic speciality. This role requires the management of a varied caseload of both trauma and elective patients in a busy orthopaedic unit, from preoperative assessment through to rehabilitation and discharge planning. Knowledge and experience of splinting or a willingness to learn is also desirable.


Continued personal development is encouraged and fully supported within the team and it is expected that you will have an active role in the provision of supervision and peer support for Band 5 and 6 Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, Therapy support staff and students.


We use electronic patient records therefore prior use / experience will be advantageous.


Applicants must have:

a mode of transport

hold a valid work permit or be eligible to work within the UK.


The post is subject to Occupational Health Screening and Disclosure and Barring Service checks.


If you would like further information, please contact:

Kayleigh Wright, Team Leader / Clinical Specialist, or 01709 428170

Faye Costello, MSK & Orthopaedic Clinical Lead, or 01709 427049



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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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