Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor

Band 3 or Band 2-3 development post

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Occupational Therapy
Band 3 or Band 2-3 development post
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Band 2 £15,404 - £18,157 Band 3 £16,968 - £19,852
28/01/2018 23:59



Band  3

Band 2-3 development post will be considered for candidates who can demonstrate the ability to acquire the skills of the Band 3 job description.

Admissions Avoidance Team

Permanent: 37.5 hours


SALARY RANGE; Band 3 £16,968-£19,852 pro rata

Please quote vacancy reference:


Chesterfield Royal Hospital is a medium sized District General Hospital based in Calow, a mile outside the centre of Chesterfield. The hospital is the town’s largest employer with a workforce in excess of 3,500 staff and works to an annual budget of £190 million, and is rated Good in its last CQC report

Due to restructuring of the Occupational Therapy workforce, an exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist Technical Instructor (TI) to join the admissions avoidance and frailty team.


You will be working under the guidance of an established and supportive team of qualified Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other therapy support staff within the admission avoidance and frailty team.


You will be assessing/treating patients in a range of daily activities to improve functional independence in preparation for their discharge from hospital.

Patient management will include responsibility of the delivery of care including liaison with patients, family members, carers, the multi-disciplinary team and external agencies.


We are seeking individuals who possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate flexibility and initiative and are able to prioritise their workload in a busy environment.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for team working.

Flexibility to help cover medical & surgical wards may be required, in line with service needs.


We are seeking applicants who have had experience working in a therapy environment, and have an understanding of the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of patients experiencing an acute admission.

Basic IT skills are required, as the service operates with electronic patient records.


There is a commitment to support 7 day services in the medical division, so flexibility to work weekends on a rota system may be required.


 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 cautions or convictions.


Please note that successful external candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS Disclosure. The cost will be deducted from your salary. Further details of the Disclosure and Barring Service check will be detailed upon offer of employment.


Communications throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.


If you require any support in completing the application form please do not hesitate to contact the HR Support Services team on 01246 513177 and we will be happy to provide assistance.


Please see the attached documents and links in relation to working for Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In particular the general conditions of employment and benefits of working for the trust.



Closing date: 28th January 2018

Interview date: 7th & 8th February 2018 

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information, an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit, please contact Rebecca Sheldon Head of  Occupational Therapy or Emma Stockdale Senior Occupational Therapist on Chesterfield (01246) 512177.