Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Watford


Main area

Occupational Therapy


Band 4


Fixed Term - 1 year


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref


Department name

West Herts - General Staffing


Watford Hospital




£22,143 - £24,949 pa inc HCA


27/05/2019 23:59

Fixed term static post: 1.00 WTE (37.5 hours per week) in Surgical/ Orthopaedics

We have a very exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapy Technician within the In-patient Therapy Surgical/ Orthopaedic team (full time). This post will be fixed term for 12 months, covering maternity leave.

The role includes supporting our qualified members of staff, on our acute surgical/ orthopaedic wards, to deliver treatments to patients and to assist with the running of the department including data collection and equipment ordering. The successful applicant must have significant experience as a therapy or nursing assistant in the NHS and have a passion for rehabilitating patients on the surgical/ orthopaedic wards. You will benefit from a probationary and appraisal framework, and regular supervision and training will be provided.

The successful candidate will work independently making treatment and discharge decisions autonomously for a select group of patients. To enhance your development, you will be line managed by a robust tier of Band 6 and 7 Occupational Therapists.

It is hoped that this post will meet the ever-growing demand for rehabilitation in the acute setting, to shorten length of stay and improve patient outcome.

This post does not include any evening/ overnight responsibilities but the successful post holder would have a responsibility in participating in the weekend and Bank Holiday seven day working rotas (1:6 weekend working frequency) on the Watford General Hospital site.

This would mean that you will be entitled to rest days during the week following the weekend worked with enhanced pay over the weekend.

For all internal applicants from WHHT (Therapy department): please note that a secondment would be considered.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. Overall, the population served by the Trust is relatively affluent, but there are some areas of deprivation.

The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

As an employer of over 4,000 people the Trust is one of the biggest employers in the area and sees nearly a million patients each year.

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