189535 Specialist Occupational Therapist (SNIS)

Nhs Lothian

189535 Specialist Occupational Therapist (SNIS)

Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)

Nhs Lothian, Craigleith, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 3 weeks ago, 19 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Band 6 full time 1year fixed post:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Medical Day Hospitals service, within Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership. The Medical Day Hospital provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary geriatric assessment and rehabilitation for people living with frailty. Occupational therapy is integral to the service, working closely with medical; nursing and physiotherapy colleagues. The post holder would have a designated base at the Western General Hospital, working with patients both within the North Medical Day Hospital and the patients own home. The team aims to provide person-centred, safe and quality rehabilitation.


To act independently to provide a full comprehensive specialist service of assessment, diagnosis, treatment/appropriate management, onward referral and discharge to a complex range of patients referred to the service.

To supervise occupational therapists, assistant practitioners, clinical support workers and occupational therapy students.

To develop and deliver training programmes for a wide range of professionals and carers to educate carers and significant others in the understanding of both the therapy process and any intervention relating to the management of patients medical and social needs.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 

We will fully support disabled candidates, and candidates with long-term conditions or who are neurodivergent by making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment policy and practices.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact fiona.henderson@nhs.scot or 

NHS Scotland is reducing their full-time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Recruiting Board.