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Senior Occupational Therapist Band 7

Salary Details:
£42,705 - £46,624 per annum
08 Jun 2021

About The Role

We at Huntercombe Group are looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist / Specialist Occupational Therapist Band 7

  • To participate in systematic clinical governance and to offer clinical supervision to assistant, trainee or more junior Occupational Therapists and other staff.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team / service.
  • To work as a member of the clinical service / team, providing a high quality, occupational therapy service to patients, their families or carers.

Scope and Authority

  • To provide a patient centred occupational therapy service.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner in managing a complex clinical caseload by applying knowledge and skills to the assessment of the need of patients.  From the assessment, to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan designed to reduce the impact of disability and ill health.
  • To manage a defined caseload of complex cases independently, evidencing problem solving and clinical reasoning skills in line with evidence based / patient centred principles.
  • To provide supervision, teaching and appraisal for junior occupational therapists, assistants, students and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service.
  • To work in support of and deputise for the Head of Service.
  • To deputise for the Lead Occupational Therapist as appropriate.

Clinical Practice

  • To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of own professional activities.
  • To adhere to and apply the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists (College of Occupational Therapists 2000).
  • To independently manage a caseload.
  • To use skills in providing occupational therapy assessments and interventions in various settings (e.g. the clients home, workplace, community).
  • To work closely with patients and their family / carers to encourage participation in the therapeutic process.
  • To develop occupational therapy treatment programmes in collaboration with patients, carers and other involved professional (e.g. occupational therapy assistants, support workers) to be carried out as appropriate.
  • To plan coordinate and deliver patient centred individual and / or group interventions, using the principles of graded activity and a wide range of treatment techniques and approaches.
  • To coordinate intervention to be carried out in conjunction with others, such as carers and to train the to carry out therapeutic programmes and thus ensure effectiveness of intervention.
  •  To provide advice on lifestyles, roles, functional abilities, self care and the physical environment after taking account of the effects of the medical condition on the individual and their family / carers.
  • To provide verbal and written information to other multi-disciplinary professionals regarding the occupational therapy assessment, management and treatment of patients.

People Management

  • Ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support to members of the team
  • Participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and quality issues, including the management and reporting of incidents
  • Deputise for the manager as and when required
  • To support Manager and the recruitment process

Communication and Relationship Skills

  • Provide a high level of Communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Participates in discussions within a variety of settings, offering views, ideas and opinions.
  • Participate in the process of positively supporting and inspiring colleagues within the service to improve standards and quality and to develop professional practice.
  • Effectively communicate all relevant issues pertaining to care.


  • Responsibility to maintain continuous professional development in order to meet requirements of professional registration.
  • To work within the boundaries of your relevant Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Adherence to national guidance and best practice evidence on Infection prevention and Control.
  • Compliance with the Huntercombe Group clinical polices and those adopted.
  • Participation in the Huntercombe Group clinical governance work programmes.

About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a max salary of £50k)
•        2 week’s paid paternity leave
•        Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
•        A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
•        Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
•        General annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays that grows with service
•        Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
•        The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
•        Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.