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Orthopaedic Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Description

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 230,000 people in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas. The Trust provides an integrated hospital and community children’s service.
Patent and staff experience is important to us and these are the behaviours we live by:
Putting patients first
Aiming to get it right
Recognising that everybody counts
Doing everything openly and honestly




Permanent Contract

225 hours per week

NHS Jobs Reference Number: 177-EMER-2458

Are you an enthusiastic and proactive therapist with good assessment, treatment planning and excellent communication skills? Perhaps you are a Band 5 looking to develop into a Band 6 post within a supportive environment or maybe you are already a Band 6 looking for an opportunity to specialise in a static post? You are invited to expand your experience so far and join our Orthopaedic Therapy Team to provide high quality care to patients.

This Band 6 post offers the opportunity to work within our progressive team who are at the forefront of supporting the Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Programmes for total knee and hip joint replacements as well as fractured neck of femur surgery.

You will be working within our fully integrated Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Department of the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The department has several teams each specialising in their own clinical areas, providing valuable experience in joint working and sharing expertise. Each team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistant Practitioners working together to prioritise, assess and treat patients to offer a more collaborative and co-ordinated approach to patients’ therapy. In addition, day-to-day organisation, meetings and in-service training makes for stronger teams with great learning opportunities.

Working in this integrated department also offers opportunities to:

  • Consolidate and develop specialist clinical skills
  • Develop audit and service development skills
  • Focus on multidisciplinary working and learning together
  • Develop supervisory skills with junior staff and students

The post currently is week days, however, weekend working may be required in the future.

We are looking for applications from Qualified and HCPC Registered Occupational Therapists who are able to evidence experience in a variety of clinical areas, but must have experience in Orthopaedics.

We are a smaller acute hospital based on the Norfolk coast; a rural community with easy access to the bustling city of Norwich. As a local hospital we can offer you the perks and benefits of a larger employer, but we are small enough for you to get to know all of us in the Therapy Teams and become part of hospital life. We value individuals and will encourage you to get the most out of your personal development and career.

We have close links with the University of East Anglia and University of Suffolk, and we have gained national recognition for the development of our Therapy Assistant Practitioner roles. You would be involved in service development; we encourage our teams to shape our future with fresh ideas and evidence based practice.

You will be included in the Trust’s mandatory training programme.

For further details and to apply, please see NHS Jobs.

For further information/informal discussion, please contact:

Tamzin Springall

Clinical Services Therapy Lead for Occupational Therapy

Email: ( Email address removed )

Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

Alternatively, contact:

Rene Gray

Orthopaedic Therapy Team Leader

Email: ( Email address removed )

Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not applicable for Apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as the Trust will shortlist against these details. Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application to ensure that your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements.

Please check your account regularly under “My Applications” to view the progress of your applications. Applications which are successful will be invited to interview using the email address provided within your application. Please check your email account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful or alternatively contact  ( Phone number removed )  who will be able to advise you. Please note that feedback on application may not always be possible, however, if you are interviewed and unsuccessful feedback will be given by the Recruiting Manager.

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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