Band 5 Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Band 5 Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed Term- one year
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Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff. You can see what some of our staff have to say about working with us and learn more about our area and what we do by clicking on the youtube videos in the 'further links' section.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job title: Band 5 Occupational Therapist fixed term- up to one year
Employer: Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Department: Community & Continued Care
Location: ODGH / SDGH / Community Sites
Salary: £21,909 - £28,462

Job Type: Fixed term (one year) - Maternity Cover
Staff Group: AHP
Pay Scheme: AfC
Pay Band: Band 5
Working Pattern: 22.5 hours which may include flexible (weekend and extended days) working. Working days to be agreed at interview.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is a progressive NHS Trust which became an Integrated Care Organisation in 2011. It is committed to providing and developing innovative high quality services to the communities that it serves.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, adaptable Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Medical and Surgical Team based at Southport Hospital. This is for a year to cover maternity leave.

The Medical and Surgical Team cover a variety of areas from Surgery, Respiratory Wards, Medical, Frail Elderly and Short stay areas. This is a really good place to start your Occupational Therapy Career or further develop skills in these rewarding clinical areas.
The team are hardworking and friendly and will ensure that anyone new coming into the team is made to feel welcome and supported.

If you believe you have the skills that we are looking for and are ready for a challenge then we want to hear from you.

You must have,
• Recognised Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
• Be HCPC Registered

We can offer you,
• Trust and local Induction
• Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs.
• Clinical supervision, Preceptorship and mentorship.
• Access to the band 5 support group
• Appraisal with 6 Month review

Please ensure that you outline in your supplementary information how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the Job Specification as we use this when we short list.

No smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion or visit please contact Meg Langley Team Leader on 01704 704071 or Caitlin Edwards Clinical Therapy Manager on 07471218592 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01704 704363