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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 387-DT-1836-HP-A

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapist
Bristol Royal Infirmary and South Bristol Community Hospital, Bristol
£28,050 - £36,644 pa

We are in the exciting position to be able to recruit to our Band 6 Occupational Therapy rotations at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

Rated as outstanding as an organisation by the CQC we have a fantastic rotation which includes core and specialist areas. The areas covered are Acute Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Stroke Early Supported Discharge, Older Peoples Rehabilitation, Acute Medicine, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cardiac, and Oncology.

As part of an integrated therapy service you may report to a Band 7 Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist team lead in your clinical area. In all areas you will be able to access senior OT professional support and will be encouraged to take advantage of a range of training and development opportunities. In turn you will provide support and supervision to band 5 staff, therapy technicians and students.

We are looking for Occupational Therapists who are keen to gain clinical & leadership experience as a Band 6 within a friendly, forward thinking, and supportive Adult Therapy Service. The successful candidate would be joining a large and dedicated integrated team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and technicians. You must be an effective team player with excellent communication and organisational skills, and have the ability to think outside of the box.

We operate a 6 day level of service meaning that you will contribute to a 1:4 Saturday rota and also 2 bank holidays per year.

Proposed interviews will be in the week commencing 11th March 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ema Swingwood on 0117 3427343

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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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.

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