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Occupational Therapist - Rotational

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
24/01/2022 23:59

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.

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

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status (or proof of any exemption) will form part of your pre-employment checks. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk    

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, adaptable Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the band 5 Occupational Therapy Rotation, which is across Southport Hospital and Ormskirk Hospital Sites.

We offer unique rotations in Medicine & Surgery, Complex rehab, A&E, Orthopaedics (Elective and Trauma), Stroke  and Spinal Injury Unit.

If you are an enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapist wishing to join a friendly, supportive team then please give us a call.   We also welcome applications from Occupational Therapy students due to qualify this year.

You will receive support and clinical supervision from experienced Occupational Therapists and if you are newly qualified,  you will be supported through the Preceptor Programme.

Please ensure that your supplementary information identifies how you meet the Job Description and Specification as we use this to short list.

Main duties of the job

  1. To provide an Occupational Therapy service to in patients and out patients at Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.
  2. The post holder will manage their own clinical caseload.
  3. To provide clinical support to cover the workload of other therapists e.g. during sickness or annual leave.
  4. To provide assistance for the Therapy and Rehabilitation Services in delivering the required range of therapeutic interventions and support to the client group.  
  5. To undertake assessment, treatment and evaluation of treatment and intervention.
  6. To participate in audit and service development.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides Sexual Health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We can offer you,

 Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs.
 Inclusion in the band 5 education meetings
Appraisal with 6 month reviews
 Clinical supervision in line with our Supervision Guideline
 Opportunities to attend internal, (and where appropriate), external training, in line with your identified training and development needs.
Preceptor Programme if newly qualified

To undertake therapy assessment, clinically diagnose and implement treatment plans if appropriate in a manner that respects people’s privacy, dignity and individualise

To liaise with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team and external agencies to ensure the effective management of patients care, communicating patient information in relation to their care as required.

Manage a clinical caseload ensuring patients are see in a timely manner. This may include taking patients on home visits or assessing them in other health environments

Please see the attached Job Description for further details.

Advertising Date 7th January 2022

Closing Date -24th January 2022

Shortlisting Date 25/26th January 2022

Proposed Interview Date 2nd February 2022


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree in occupational therapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registered

Mental effort

Essential criteria
  • be able to prioritise workload and respond to unpredictable demands

Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to ongoing CPD and maintainence of professional portfolio
  • Previous demonstrable experience of working in a health, social or persaonal care setting
  • Experience of taking an active role within Multi disciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Effective teaching and presentation skills

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills in MDT
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical reasoning and problem solving


Essential criteria
  • To be able to carry out moving and handling with patients using appropriate equipment as required
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Heather Duff
Job title
Clinical Therapy Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01704 705115
Additional information

Heather Duff

Clinical Therapy Manager

01704 705115