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NHS Occupational therapist Band 6 Berkshire United Kingdom

NHS Occupational therapist Band 6 Berkshire United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

***AHP Grade: Occupational therapist Band 6
***Location: Berkshire United Kingdom
***Duration: Fixed Term (12 months with extension) / Permanent
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £31,365 to £39,693)
***Start Date: Flexible
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential


Applications from Health & Care Professionals who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, we welcome and will consider all Health & Care Professionals with appropriate experience alongside all EU and UK trained Health & Care Professionals, upon appointment the relevant paperwork will be issued to the successful applicant- if required

Clinical Duties:

  1. To assess clients referred to the service.
  2. To utilise specialist assessments when presented with complex cases.
  3. To make decisions on the level of treatment intervention required.
  4. To undertake treatment planning, communicating and negotiating treatment plans and clinical reasoning for intervention with clients and their carers.
  5. To communicate agreed treatment/care plans to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and partnership agencies and liaise with them at formal and informal meetings.
  6. To work in collaboration with others to modify aspects of the environment in order to empower clients and facilitate optimal functional performance.
  7. To liaise with in-patient and community based services to ensure smooth transfer of care through the services.
  8. To manage a complex caseload.
  9. To apply a variety of treatment modalities to meet the needs of clients in individual or group format, utilising clinical reasoning processes to determine the most appropriate setting for intervention.
  10. To make clinically informed decisions in order to delegate aspects of client care to assistants, junior staff, students, carers and statutory or non-statutory bodies.
  11. To regularly review client’s progress in order to evaluate and interpret effectiveness of treatment plans, and amend treatment or discharge clients accordingly.
  12. To ensure that treatment offered is based on the best available evidence for effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied.
  13. To develop and initiate interventions based on the integration of theoretical knowledge in order to meet unique client needs.
  14. To keep up to date clinical records in line with professional standards and local record keeping policies.
  15. To provide written and verbal reports as required at any stage in the treatment process in line with Occupational Therapy Clinical Governance Standards.

Indirect Clinical Duties:

  • To attend clinical case discussions at meetings or ward rounds.
  • To participate in clinical audit, research and evidence based practice.
  • To undertake day to day clinical prioritisation and work planning for small teams.
  • To identify clinical service needs and initiate projects, which could be developed in order to meet challenges.
  • To promote the roles and skills of Occupational Therapy to other professionals, students, clients and carers.
  • To contribute constructively to multi-disciplinary team working

Profession Specific Duties:

  • To attend professional Occupational Therapy meetings as required
  • To take responsibility for developing as a professional.
  • To maintain a continuing professional development portfolio.
  • To undertake annual appraisal.
  • To contribute constructively to the supervision process.
  • To provide supervision to junior staff and students.
  • To occasionally represent the Occupational Therapy profession at service development forums.
  • To comply with policies and agreed procedures for annual leave, sickness and time owing.
  • To complete daily diary sheets for statistical purposes.
  • To supervise a minimum of one student per year.


In addition to the above duties you will also be expected to perform the below key activities in line with your job role;

  • Complete mandatory training in line with Trust policy and procedures
  • To participate in the staff appraisal process and to undertake for any staff you manage
  • To keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy
  • To provide management supervision where appropriate
  • You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts, where appropriate and operationally required.

This job title and description is an outline of the principal areas of responsibility and may be subject to periodic change. These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to adapt to and undertake different or new appropriate duties as may be required in line with professional and service developments, within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder. Prior to any variations to your job description consultation will take place in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures


***Ability to act part of a team
***Ability to cope with a varying work load
***IELTS ( 7.5 with 7.0 in each module) – OR OET Exam Grade ‘B’ Overall for Overseas AHP Professionals
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential – We can provide guidance if needed

Note: The trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children / venerable adults will be subject to satisfactory DBS Disclosure ( Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term and permanent medical jobs for Doctors, Nurses & AHP Medical professionals.

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Call Us today on +441234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV with your HCPC registration to info@workplacedoctors.co.uk You are also able to apply online (see below)