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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/11/2021.

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist (Medicine)

Job Reference: 365-A-21-167140

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy Department
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum (pro rata)

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

At Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, our Occupational Therapy service is recognised for its high quality patient care which is continually supported by the trust with funding for innovative service delivery.

Looking for a NEW challenge?

We are excited to announce we have a Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist vacancy to join our developing service, providing high quality care to patients that have recently experienced an acute medical event in hospital.

This is an exciting post and is essential for the clinical delivery of Occupational Therapy and to profile and demonstrate its value and clinical effectiveness the profession can bring to the assessment and treatment of a wide range of medical patients.

The post is based at Alexandra Hospital; however the post holder may on ad hoc occasions need tobe flexible to work across both sites (Worcester Royal Hospital), according to service need.

This post supports our vision of a highly skilled, experienced, dynamic and flexible workforce that has knowledge and skills in delivering modernised Occupational Therapy solely focused on providing acute assessment and intervention by empowering and supporting people to manage their occupational performance.

The post holder will be working as a highly specialist autonomous practitioner, professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including provision of patient care, documentation and use of specialist equipment.

They will provide leadership and management on a daily basis to the Occupational Therapy team within the specialist area, including supervision, appraisal and development.

As the Clinical Specialist you will be expected to carry out a wide variety of assessments in order to comply with clinical guidelines and evidence based practice, to maximise functional independence. You will provide occupationally focused individual assessment and treatment and support the OT service manager with ensuring proactive discharge pathways and use of virtual first technology to modernise the way we deliver Occupational Therapy.

One of our Service's top priorities is nurturing the next generation of leaders and supporting all those with capability and ambition to reach the most senior levels of the service.

We are looking for highly motivated practitioner that will be able to demonstrate safe, patient centred approach to care, under pinned by sound clinical knowledge in evidence based assessment and management of a variety of surgical procedures. You need to have excellent communication skills, the ability to work autonomously, be innovative and an enthusiastic team player who will maximize the potential of the service and direct the team in its development.

You will be working with and supported by a very experienced skilled workforce and work within a multi-professional environment. You will also be supported by the newly appointed Clinical Strategic Lead OT in your professional development and delivering the service. We can provide excellent learning opportunities. Masters level training is actively encouraged for the post holder.

This post includes Bank Holidays to ensure robust delivery of service and patient care and may include 7 day working in the future.

For further information please contact Natalie Andee, Clinical Strategic Lead OT for Medicine at or alternatively Charlotte Jack, Occupational Therapy Service Manager on 01905 760 624 or alternatively email

Important information about your application

**** Please be aware job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working.

We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.

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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