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Band 7 Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 7
6 Month Fixed term secondment
Full time: 37.5 Hours per week
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George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£38,890 to £44,503 Per Annum Pro Rata
26/05/2020 23:59

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care". If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.


Band 7

Occupational Therapist-Six (6) Secondment Acute Medical Wards (Full time)

£38,890-£44,503 Per Annum Pro Rata

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care’ takes centre stage.  An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do.  Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:


Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence


The Role

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a secondment for six (6) months into Band 7 team Lead Occupational Therapy role for acute medicine.

We are looking for an innovative person who has recent and relevant experience working as an OT in an acute hospital setting which will include experience of Acute Elderly and/or Acute Medical. We are seeking someone who is passionate about providing high quality care, supporting change, and who enjoys working in a rapid paced environment. The focus is on early intervention and discharge planning specifically for our frail elderly patients, but also acute medical patient and you will therefore need to demonstrate experience of working with this client group and be familiar with their specialist needs and with the assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical, cognitive and psychological health needs.


The role will enable you to develop your leadership skills, as supervision of Band 6 and band 5 therapists is a major part of the role, along with Technical Assistants and students.


A flexible working style will also be essential as you may be required to cover other areas within the Specialist Medical and Acute Elderly Teams, as well undertake mobility assessments, to ensure all staff working in the area can provide a full and holistic therapy assessment and treatment

In order to achieve the highest quality of care for our patients we have moved to a 7 day service and are looking for a people who will enjoy the benefits of this working pattern.



Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.


Closing date: Tuesday 26th May, 2020

Interview Date: Thursday 5th June, 2020


This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise  and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


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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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